Meredith McDonough is the former associate artistic director at Actors Theatre, where she directed Peter and the Starcatcher, Dot, The Last Five Years, Noises Off, The Whipping Man, brownsville song (b-side for tray) and The Delling Shore. Previously, McDonough was the director of new works at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, Calif., where she directed the world premiere musical Triangle, as well as Upright Grand, Auctioning the Ainsleys, Silent Sky, Now Circa Then, [title of show] and Opus (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards: Best Director and
Best Production). Other San Francisco credits include A Steady Rain at Marin Theatre Company and The Lily’s Revenge and Another Way Home at The Magic Theatre. Regionally, favorites include the U.S. premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s NSFW, Fair Use (Steppenwolf Theatre Company),
Eurydice (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Book Club Play (Dallas Theater Center) and the D.C. premiere of the musical Summer of ’42. In New York City, McDonough has developed work with Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Keen Company and Ars Nova. She was the associate artistic director of The Orchard Project, was the new works director for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, and currently serves on the board of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. McDonough received her B.S. from Northwestern University and her M.F.A. from University of California, San Diego.