Stephen Brown-Fried

Lecturer in Directing

Stephen Brown-Fried is a theatre director based in New York City whose work has been seen at The Public Theater, 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 Theater received a Drama League Award Nomination for Best Revival and an Obie Award for Best Leading Performance for Mia Katigbak. He currently serves as Associate Director of Gingold Theatrical Group, where he created and coordinates the Speakers' Corner writers group as well as an educational partnership with The Broome Street Academy. He is an Artistic Associate at Trinity Shakespeare Festival where his credits include Richard IIIA Midsummer Night's DreamJulius CaesarThe Merchant of VeniceMacbeth, 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 MisallianceAll's Well That Ends WellThe 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.