Judy Braha has been a director, actor, teacher and artist for social justice for over four decades. Long-time head of the M.F.A. Directing Program at Boston University’s School of Theater, her credits include theaters and universities throughout New England and beyond. With a commitment to raising consciousness around the power of the arts as activism, Judy collaborates with Andre de Quadros in the BU College of Fine Arts Prison Arts Project, teaching incarcerated students in Massachusetts’ prisons and jails. They also work together within the BU community, teaching the socially conscious Collaborative Arts Incubator and the groundbreaking series Race, Prison, Justice, Arts.
As a director, Judy’s work often has concern for human rights at its center: Golda’s Balcony (NEW REP), To Kill A Mockingbird (GSC), Emilie, La Marquise du Chatelet, Defends Her Life Tonight (CST), Othello, I Am Lear, a devised piece on aging (ASP), Deported, a dream play (BPT), Our Class, Our Country’s Good and The Exonerated at BU/SOT and the new work Mr. Fullerton (GBPT). Most currently, a new solo work about the feminist, suffragist, abolitionist, Julia Ward Howe, Representation and How to Get It. A longtime member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers, AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Judy is also proud to have been a founding board member of Stage Source, New England Theater’s service organization committed to connecting theaters, artists and their communities.