LAURA SAVIA is the Associate Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she will direct the world premiere of James Anthony Tyler’s Artney Jackson this summer. Directing credits include The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (City Theatre), Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires and Orpheus in the Berkshires by Lucy Thurber and Heather Christian (for Williamstown), Hi, Are You Single? (The Public’s Under the Radar Festival), The Recommendation (IAMA – Ovation Award, Best Production), Bareknuckle @ Gleason’s Gym (Vertigo), Unstuck (59E59), Red Flamboyant (Firebone), The Mnemonist of Dutchess County and Heads (Theatre Row), Red Light Winter (Itself Festival in Poland), Letters to Santa (Naked Angels), House Strictly Private (1st Irish), The Color of Justice (Theatreworks), The Lover (The Drama League), Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Strasberg Institute); short plays for Labyrinth, Ars Nova, Partial Comfort, 24 Hour Plays; Workshops at the Public, Roundabout, Atlantic, Second Stage, Primary Stages, Playwrights Realm, Ma-Yi. Assistant director of Broadway’s The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino. On faculty at Fordham University, NYU/Strasberg Institute, and The New School. Alumna ofNorthwestern University and the Drama League Directing Fellowship.