PORTIA KRIEGER is a New York-based theatre director who mostly works on new plays and musicals. Recent productions include Sarah Einspanier's The Convent of Pleasure for the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Caroline V. McGraw's The Bachelors for Lesser America, Gabrielle Reisman's site-specific outdoor King Lear adaptation Storm, Still for Brooklyn Yard, Peggy Stafford's16 Words or Less and Clare Barron's Baby Screams Miracle for Clubbed Thumb, and Eager to Lose, a burlesque farce Portia co-created with writer Matthew-Lee Erlbach, director Wes Grantom, and burlesque starlet Tansy for Ars Nova. Upcoming projects: Sofia Alvarez's Friend Art at 2ST Uptown, and Eric Dufault's The Tomb of King Tot at Clubbed Thumb.
Portia has workshopped new plays with Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage Theatre, Roundabout Underground, New York Stage & Film, The O'Neill, Rattlestick, Page 73, Ars Nova, the Lark, the Juilliard School, and many others. She is an inaugural O'Neill/NNPN National Director's Fellow, a 2015-2016 New Georges Audrey Resident, an alumna of the Drama League Directors Project and the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a former Ars Nova Director-in-Residence, and a co-founder of the New Georges Jam. She's also the Associate Director of Fun Home on Broadway. Education: BA in Theater, Smith College.