As a director, I believe in the values of collaboration, attention to detail, and the joy of creation. My goal is to curate an environment that embraces those values and allows the talent in the room to organically discover and play.
What draws me to theater is a desire to understand the world around me. The stories that I am drawn to ask big questions, ignite conversation, and challenge the perceptions that we have about ourselves and the world around us. These stories are the lens in which I am able to dissect the things I don’t understand, that scare me, and that make me feel undeniably human.
My process is influenced by the many great teachers I have had and the directors I have been able to assist: Tony Taccone, Mina Morita, Richard ET White, Oliver Butler, Mame Hunt, Susannah Martin and the Bay Area theater community that continues to nurture and inspire me.
“Brady and I have had the opportunity to grow and work together over the last several years — first in the roles of Director and Assistant Director on Lauren Gunderson’s FIREWORK at TheatreFirst, then when she worked as the Assistant Director for Crowded Fire’s TRUCKSTOP by Lachlan Philpott, and most recently when she directed Jonathan Spector’s SIESTA KEY for our Matchbox Reading Series. As a director, Brady has a very special touch — pulling out the best from her actors in terms of specificity, honesty, and depth. Following TRUCKSTOP, Lachlan brought Brady on to direct one of his pieces in development at A.C.T., a commissioned piece through their MFA program. Brady is someone I trust with new work!”
– Mina Morita, Artistic Director, Crowded Fire
“Brady Brophy-Hilton served as my Assistant Director on Aubergine at Berkeley Rep. I found her to be smart with the text, imaginative, and sensitive to the actors needs. She is a naturally warm person and was a pleasure to have in the rehearsal hall. I have great hope for her success as a director.”
– Tony Taccone, Artistic Director, Berkeley Rep
“Brady approaches each play with creativity and enthusiasm. She has tremendous insight into the plays she directs and a good eye for what will work in production. She usually has a concept for her approach to directing a play and effectively communicates her ideas to the designers, actors and members of the production crew. “
– Morgan Ludlow, Artistic Director, Wily West Productions
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