Alice Reagan

Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Directing

Directing credits include Hir by Taylor Mac at Shakespeare & Company, Jeune Terre by Gabrielle Reisman, New Plays at Barnard; Grounded by George Brant at Dobama Theatre, Cleveland; Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue by Quiara Alegría Hudes at Profile Theatre, Portland, Oregon; Jackie by Elfriede Jelinek at Boom Arts; Promenade by Maria Irene Fornes at Barnard College/Columbia University; Or, by Liz Duffy Adams at Shakespeare & Company; Bingo: scenes of money and death by Edward Bond at Barnard/Columbia; Phaeton: a diggle of a fragment by Mac Wellman at Classic Stage Company; Enter THE NIGHT by Maria Irene Fornes, with Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble; The Miser by Molière, at Brave New World Rep; Nomads by Julia Jarcho, at Incubator Arts Project; Blown Youth by Dipika Guha, in a co-presentation between New Georges and Barnard; I Came to Look for You on Tuesday by Chiori Miyagawa at La MaMa; The Winter’s Tale at Barnard/Columbia; Day Like Today by Sam Marks with Partial Comfort Productions; The Egg-Layers by Lauren Feldman, New Georges/Barnard; Prison Light by Austin Flint at HERE Arts Center; Stuck at Culture Project/Women Center Stage (with Birgit Huppuch); The Physicists by Dürrenmatt at Barnard/Columbia; Playing in Traffic at Women’s Project; Happy Thoughts by Alexander Wright at Bard College; The Verge by Susan Glaspell with Performance Lab 115 at the Ontological Theater; Caucasian Chalk Circle with PL115 at the Chocolate Factory; What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes for Barnard/Columbia; a workshop of the new musical Le Fou by Bekah Brunstetter at New Georges; Sprinkler by Kate Ryan at DirectorFest, produced by the Drama League; The Knights, adapted from Aristophanes by Rob Handel for Target Margin Theater; Alice in War by Steven Bogart for the Summer Play Festival; Women of Trachis by Kate Ryan at the Ohio Theatre in Soho, produced by Target Margin; and A Small Hole by Julia Jarcho at Fringe/NYC.

She has workshopped and directed readings of new plays at Soho Rep, Partial Comfort Productions, Women’s Project, New Georges, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New Dramatists, Lark Play Development Center, hotINK, and New Voices Play Festival.

Academic Focus: 




new plays


ensemble-based work


Directing I

Directing II

Advanced Directing

Collaboration: Directing and Design

Rehearsal and Performance

First Year Seminar: Classics Over Time

First Year Seminar: Art, AIDS, Activism

Awards & Honors: 

Drama League Directing Fellow             

Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program/SUITE

Princess Grace Award

Princess Grace Special Project Award

chashama AREA (Accessing Space for the Arts) Award

Shubert Foundation Stipend, Columbia University

Amankulor Award, NYU/Tisch

Mellon Learning Associate, Bates College

Professional Affiliations: 

Wingspace Design

New Georges Affiliated Artist

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab

Women's Project Directors Lab

Lincoln Center Directors Lab


office: 505 Milbank Hall
phone: 212.854.6027

Office Hours: 

Spring 2019

Fridays, 10am-noon


B.A. Bates College
M.A. Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
M.F.A. Columbia University, School of the Arts

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In the News

New Plays at Barnard seeks to support early-career female playwrights and provide rare hands-on production experience.

Over the past decade, the Barnard curriculum has expanded its global influence by increasing opportunities for faculty and students to gain educational, work, and volunteer experience.

Prof. Reagan writes on Fornés' distinctive aesthetic in a theatre history piece published in American Theatre.