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Tracy Bersley

Tracy Bersley

Co-Head of the Professional Actor Training Program, Associate Professor of Movement, Director, Choreographer and Intimacy Coach for PlayMakers Repertory Company
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Tracy Bersley, specializing in movement based theatre, has adapted, directed and choreographed many stories including: Three Incestuous Sisters (CSV), Alice in Wonderland (Dorset Theater Festival), The Epic of Sunjata (Loft Theatre), The House on Mango Street (Syracuse Stage), Tibet: Through the Red Box (at HERE in conjunction with the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab), lamb of gods (NYC Fringe Festival), The Awful Rowing Toward God (Ontological Theatre’s Blueprint Series), The Anatomy of Touch (Foreman’s Ontological Theatre), Rappaccini’s Daughter (Chashama NYC/Jim Henson Foundation’s Festival), Beyond Static and J’tombe (The Studio New York).

Tracy has also been choreographer/movement director for On the Levee (Lincoln Center, LCT3), Anna in the Tropics (Broadway, Royal Theatre), All Over (Broadway, Round About Theatre), Paris Commune (BAM/Public Theatre/Arts Emerson) and Great Immensity (The Pubic/Kansas City Rep) with the Civilians, Pericles, Revenger’s Tragedy, Women Beware Women, Duchess of Malfi, Witch of Edmunton (Lortel Nomination for Outstanding Choreography) The Changeling and Volpone (Red Bull Theatre), Love Child (New World Stages/Primary Stages), The Civil War (Callaway Award Finalist for Choreography) and Max and Ruby (Lortel/Theatreworks USA), Punk Play and Vendetta Chrome (Clubbed Thumb/Ohio Theatre), Takarazuka (HERE/Clubbed Thumb), St. Joan of the Stockyards (PS 122), Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure (Hudson Valley Shakespeare), Scarlet Letter (Intiman, Seattle), Monstrosity (13P), Quixote (Broad St. Theatre, Philadelphia); Romeo & Juliet (Williamstown).

Tracy runs an artist posse called DDT with two performer/writers whose work aims to transform the actor/audience relationship. She also teaches acting, movement and devising work at conservatories and studios in and out of New York City and is currently guest faculty at YALE School of Drama and Princeton University. Tracy received her MFA in Directing (Syracuse), is currently the head of movement for the Professional Actor Training Program in the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC-CH, is a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers and a Drama League Fellow.


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