Tracy Brigden has spent over 30 years in the theatre developing, producing and directing new work for the stage. She was Artistic Director of City Theatre in Pittsburgh for 16 years where she produced almost 200 new plays and musicals. Prior to City, Tracy served on the artistic staffs of Hartford Stage and Manhattan Theatre Club. In addition to the 50 plus plays she directed at City, she has also directed at Barrington Stage, Westport Playhouse, Cinncinati Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Atlantic Theater and many others. Tracy received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Point Park University in 2019. Her play about Bram Stoker, Stage Struck, recently won the Pittsburgh Playlabs Competition. She has written two immersive plays, Road to Revolution and Legends and Hauntings, that have been produced by the Fairfield Museum and History Center. In addition to plays, Tracy is developing a film about QAnon with her brother, filmmaker Nick Brigden, and her first fictional podcast, Newfield, dropped in May and is available wherever you get your podcasts.
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MORE ABOUT ME
I have been immersed in the world of new writing in one way or another since I can remember, as my mother was a fiction editor. However, the first time I worked with a playwright was in college at Northwestern U when I was chosen to direct a play in their "Agnes Nixon Festival" of short new plays by students. Suddenly I found myself in a room with a person I had studied and revered and idolized but never met - a living playwright! The professors left us with no instruction as to how to navigate this new relationship and make a play that had never even been spoken aloud before, but the (very sadly, late) and great Mary Siewert and I jumped in head first to realize her play - a comedy about survivalists. (It was a huge hit!) Well, it was love at first sight and the collaboration with a writer and the realization of a play for the very first time became my passion. I have spent my whole career in service to playwrights - mostly as a dramaturg, director and producer. But a few years ago I decided perhaps I had something to say as a writer too, so I gave myself the gift of grad school in Dramatic Writing (at Point Park U). I was 54. If working as a director on new plays was a joy, writing new plays MYSELF has been a REVELATION! I have come the keyboard a bit late in my life, but in a way I have been here all along. :)
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
An Audio Drama about a missing man in a little town in the Everglades. A rewrite of my play STAGE STRUCK about Bram Stoker. A film about Qanon.
Mystery, Thriller, Audio Drama, Quirky, Female Protagonist, Historical, biography, Women's issues, Immersive, radio plays, Horror, period.