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NANCY CURRAN WILLIS
(781) 270-0869; imadirektor@rcn.com
Current Address & Contact: Burlington, MA 01803


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

Boston Theatre Works
Managing Director 2003-2005
bulletConspiracy of Memory, World Premiere
bulletCoyote on a Fence, Boston Premiere
bullet* The Laramie Project Boston Premiere
bulletMan on Dog for New Play Festival
bullet* Not About Nightingales, Assistant Director (New England Premiere)
bulletWhere the Green Mango Falls (Staged Reading)
bulletClaire Danes Poster for Boston Theater Marathon
bulletBent for Sundays at Seven Series

SpeakEasy Stage & Boston Theatre Works

bullet** Take Me Out, Assistant Director

Gloucester Stage Company
Managing Director 2001-2003

bulletBerlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill
bulletThe Little Match Girl
bulletThe Laramie Project
bullet

3 Weeks After Paradise for Boston Theatre Marathon

* Elliot Norton Award for Best Production by a Fringe Company

** IRNE Award Best Production

Leatherstocking Theatre Company, NY
bulletCrimes of the Heart
bulletOn Golden Pond

Colonial Radio Theater
Professional Radio Plays

bulletHalloween Tree
bulletSomething Wicked this Way Comes
bulletDandelion Wine
bulletThe Rivals

Second Stage Theater Company
Founding Artistic Director

bulletProposals, NE Premiere, at New Repertory Theatre
bulletMockba: A Play About Moscow (NETC Gassner Award Winner 1999)
bulletPeanuts for Boston Theatre Marathon

New Repertory Theatre

bulletBeast on the Moon, Assistant Director & Dramaturg
(Boston premiere)

REGIONAL DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:

Newton South High School
bulletUrinetown the Musical
bulletMetamorphoses
bulletThe Laramie Project

Quannapowitt Players, Inc.

bullet* Three Days of Rain
bullet* Simpatico
bullet* Secret Affairs of Mildren Wilde
bulletFor Whom the Southen Belle Tolls
bullet** A Stye of the Eye
bullet* Postmortem
bullet* Remembrance
bullet** Woman In Mind
bullet* Night Watch
bullet** The Boys Next Door

Burlington Players, Inc.

bullet* Widow’s Blind Date
bullet* Crossing Delancey
bullet* Deathtrap
bulletAgnes of God

* EMACT Award Excellence in Direction
** EMACT Festival Best Production

Arlington Friends of the Drama
bullet*** West Side Story
bullet* A Few Good Men
bullet** A Piece of My Heart
bullet* The Foreigner

Concord Players

bullet* Jake’s Women
bullet* Deathtrap

Vokes Players

bulletAs Bees In Honey Drown
bulletBat Boy the Musical
bullet****Lips Together, Teeth Apart

Miscellaneous

bulletTomFoolery for Acme Theatre
bullet*Kindertransport for Winchester Players
bulletSpeed the Plow for Hovey Players
bullet* Equus for The Footlight Club

*** EMACT Award Best Production
**** Independent Reviews of New England Best Director Nominee

Awards and Honors:

bullet2005 IRNE Award Best Production for “Take Me Out” – Assistant Director
bullet2002 Elliott Norton Winner Best Production by Fringe Company for “The Laramie Project” – Director
bullet2001 Larry Stark’s Theater Mirror “Year’s Best” List – Director for “As Bees In Honey Drown” Vokes Theater
bullet2001 Larry Stark’s Theater Mirror “Year’s Best” List–Production for “The Laramie Project” Boston Theatre Works
bullet2000 Elliott Norton Winner Best Production by Fringe Company for “Not About Nightengales” – Asst. Director
bullet1999 Nominee for Best Director category by Larry Stark of “The Theatermirror” for “Equus”
bullet1998 “Year’s Best” Award in Worcester Magazine for “A Few Good Men”
bullet1997 Nominee for “Independent Reviewers of New England” as Best Director for “Lips Together, Teeth Apart”
bullet1997 “Ten Best List” for “Lips Together, Teeth Apart” by Larry Stark of “The Theatermirror”
bulletEastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters (EMACT) Drama Festival
bullet2006 EMACT DASH Award Winner Best Musical Production “West Side Story” for Arlington Friends of the Drama
bullet1999 Special Adjudicator’s Award for Staging Concept as a Unique Production Element for “Equus”; Nominated for “Best Director”
bullet1997 Winner of “Best Production” for “A Stye of the Eye”; Nominated for “Best Director”
bullet1995 Winner of “Best Production” Award for “A Piece of My Heart”; Nominated for “Best Director”
bullet1993 Finalist Production for “Woman In Mind”; Winner of “Best Director” Award
bulletNew England Theater Conference (NETC) Drama Festival
bullet1991 Winner of “Best Production” Award for “The Boys Next Door”; Nominated for “Best Director”
bullet1995 Presenter Monologues EMACT Workshop Series
bullet1998 Moderator 120 Years of Community Theater – NETC Convention, Hartford, Ct

Professional Affiliations:

bulletBoston Theatre Works (BTW)
bulletGloucester Stage Company (GSC)
Professional Theater operating under Professional Summer Theater
NEAT (SPT) AEA Contract Operating under NEAT (SPT) AEA Contract
Managing Director – 2003-2005 Managing Director 2001 - 2003
Board Member 2000-2005
Company Member 2000 to 2006
bulletNEAT (New England Area Theater)
Producers Bargaining Unit
Negotiation team member 2001-2005
bulletNew England Theater Conference (NETC)
Board Member 1996/1999
Member at Large
bulletEastern Mass Association of Community Theaters (EMACT)
President 1998/1999, 1999/2000
Vice President – 1997/98
Secretary – 1995
Member at Large – 1994