Virginia Reed…bio

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Virginia “Ginny” Reed  has contributed as director, producer, or dramaturg, to productions or readings for: Aurora Theatre (The Weir); Cinnabar Theater (Playboy of the Western World); Lunatique Fantastique; Magic Theatre (Fest. of Irish Women Playwrights; Playwrights in Danger; Sexsting); Mark Taper / Center Theatre Group (New Works Fest); McCarter Theater Center (House of Bernarda Alba; Cymbeline; Safe As Houses; Captain’s Tiger); Pear Ave. (What the Birds Carry); PlayBrokers; PlayGround (member); Playwrights Foundation; Playwrights’ Lab; San Jose Repertory; Shakespeare’s Associates (Proof; Copenhagen); 6th St. Playhouse (Boy Gets Girl; The Real Thing); TheatreWorks;  University of San Francisco (Top Girls); Woman’s Will (Importance of Being Earnest); The Shee Theatre (Augustine (Big Hysteria); Becca & Heidi; Ladies & Gentlemen); and Livermore Shakespeare Festival (Merry Wives of Windsor, Pride and Prejudice).

She holds a Bachelors in Theatre, Speech and English from Northwestern University, and an M.Phil. in Irish Theatre from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Ginny created an award-winning K-12 Arts curriculum and taught English Literature and Theatre Arts in Illinois, Massachusetts, Iowa and, in CA, at The Branson School, Evergreen Valley College, University of San Francisco, University of the Pacific and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Ginny has directed contemporary as well as classic plays, plays with music and full musicals, and adaptations of literature for performance.  She currently serves on the Mendocino Theatre Company’s Play Selection Committee.