Photo by  Brit Worgan .

Photo by Brit Worgan.

Colleen E. Hughes...

is a director, arts administrator, and activist based out of Brooklyn, NY. Colleen's work focuses on investigating the relationship of audience and performance, integrating movement and technology with live performance, supporting new and contemporary voices, feminism, accessibility, local government and voter rights, and community outreach and development.

In New York, Colleen has directed at The Tribe Theatre Company, Under St. Marks, The Hive, UglyRhino, Treehouse Theater, The Grex Group, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and Thespian Productions. 

Previously, in Boston, MA Colleen directed with the American Repertory Theater Institute, Whistler in the Dark, SHOTZBoston, and Open Theatre Project, as well as directed and produced work at American Repertory Theater's OBERON.

Colleen currently works at Fractured Atlas as a Program Associate. She has also worked in arts administration at Signature Theatre, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Berkshire Theatre Group (formerly Berkshire Theatre Festival), New Repertory Theatre, and the Orchard House Museum.

Colleen attended the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. While at NTI she studied Viewpoints with Kim Weild, movement with Michelle Bach-Coulibaly, Butoh with Dawn Akemi Saito, directing with Jonathan Rosenberg, Michael Barakiva and Kym Moore, ensemble building with Jonathan Bernstein, and devising with David Jaffe and The Debate Society.

Colleen graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Science in Theater and a minor in Creative Writing. While at Skidmore, Colleen studied directing with Carolyn Anderson and Alma Becker, Suzuki with Will Bond, costume design with Patricia Pawliczak, scenic design with Garrett E. Wilson, playwriting with Stephanie Fleischmann, and theater history with Gautam Dasgupta.

Photo of Carli Rhoades by Chandler Wild.