Charlie Marie McGrath is a freelance director currently based in DC. She is the Directing Fellow at Shakespeare Theatre Company, an Associate Member of the Stage Director's and Choroegrapher's Society and holds a BS in Drama from Northwestern University and certificate degrees from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and British American Dramatic Academy.
With a focus on making heightened language feel immediate and easily accessible, she applies her text analysis skills to musicals, opera, and newer works alike. In searching out what is unique about a script, she strives to marry a nuanced interpretation of the text to compelling images, and to reflect the an aspect of the current cultural experience. She is recognized for making older works immediate and relevant for contemporary audiences, for the polished clarity of her productions, and for creating a warm and collaborative atmosphere in the rehearsal room.
Charlie also assesses scripts for several theatre companies and has taken a number of them on to further stages of development.
You can view a sample of her work below. Special thanks go to Lindsay Jones for lending his music.