2010 j. donald monan, s.j. professor in theatre arts
Carmel O'Reilly most recently directed Trojan Barbie, a new play by Christine Evans, at the American Repertory Theatre, Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl for the Lyric Stage Company, and The Seafarer by Conor McPherson for The Speakeasy Stage Company. She is founder and Artistic Director of the Súgán Theatre Company, for which she directed the Elliot Norton award-winning productions of The Sanctuary Lamp and St Nicholas. St Nicholas was later re-staged as a co-production with the A.R.T. Carmel has also won Elliot Norton awards for Outstanding Director for The Lonesome West, Bailegangaire and This Lime Tree Bower, while The Seafarer recently won an Elliot Norton Best Ensemble award. She has also recently directed Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses for Harvard University, Heather Raffo’s 9 Parts of Desire for both the Lyric Stage and the Kitchen Theatre (Ithaca, NY), and Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan for Emerson Stage. She was honored when the B.C Theatre Department invited her to Boston College as the 2010 Monan Visiting Professor in Theatre Arts, making possible this production of Translations with these talented and dedicated students.