Stephen Brown-Fried is a theatre director based in New York City whose work has been seen at the Public Theatre, National Asian American Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theater, Sundance Theatre Lab, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Trinity Shakespeare, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Illinois Shakespeare and at The Shakespeare Theatre Company, as well as at training programs including NYU/Tisch Graduate Acting, SMU/Meadows School of the Arts, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Miami, and Virginia Commonwealth University. His production of Awake and Sing at The Public Theatre received a Drama League Award Nomination for Best Revival and an Obie Award for Best Leading Performance for Mia Katigbak. He is an Artistic Associate at Trinity Shakespeare Festival where his credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing. He has served as the Artistic Associate and Casting Director at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, where his directing credits include Misalliance, All's Well That Ends Well, The Comedy of Errors, and other productions. He holds a BA in History and Drama from Stanford University and an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. He also serves as Head of Directing for the New School's College of Performing Arts, School of Drama.