Olivia D'Ambrosio Scanlon
Liv (she/her/hers) is a Worcester-based playmaker: a versatile theatre professional working as a producer, director, actor, and teaching artist. She has served in these capacities with organizations including The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Nora Theatre Co, New Rep, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Playhouse Creatures, Trinity Rep, Asolo Rep, Hartford Stage, and Bridge Rep, which she founded and helmed for five years, and where she received a 2019 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director and a 2018 IRNE Award for Best Actress. During her tenure at Bridge Rep, she was also featured in the Boston Globe and on WGBH, among other news outlets, and had a short essay published on the HowlRound Theatre Commons.
Olivia is a Lecturer in the Department of Theater Arts at MIT, where students and faculty selected her for a 2018 Levitan Teaching Award. A transplant from Cambridge, Liv was appointed to that city's Mayor's Arts Task Force, and is a proud Board member emeritus of the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund. A current member of the board of StageSource, and a card-carrying member of Actors' Equity, Liv earned her MFA from Brown University / Trinity Rep, and her BA from Amherst College (summa cum laude). She now lives in Worcester's canal district with her wife Rachel and their rescue pup Rusty, and serves as Managing Director of the Worcester BrickBox Theater in the Jean McDonough Arts Center. @_worcplaymaker___ www.jmacworcester.org/brickbox