1/10
Frankenstein

We Happy Few 2018

Part of the Horror Rep (read more here)

"Best of all, it’s an eloquent script, well directed by Robert Pike and Bridget Grace Sheaff and with a minimum of fluff. WHF’s show is how Frankenstein is best first encountered: a dark room, eerie lighting and Mary Shelley’s words."

- DC Theatre Scene

"The group titles themselves “devisors,” having collaborated on everything that makes this show so creative and brilliant: the versatile costumes, expressive lighting, props, incredible acting and more."- DC Metro Theatre Arts

"Pike and Sheaff and the devising team get the ball rolling beautifully and spin a masterwork of their own from Shelley’s masterwork." - Theatre Bloom

Photo credit: Mark Williams Hoelscher 2018

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1/7
A Midnight Dreary

We Happy Few 2018

Part of the Horror Rep (read more here)

"While We Happy Few’s A Midnight Dreary is an entertaining riot, it also keeps true to the eerie air of quintessential Poe. Sure, the company emphasizes goofy elements of his stories, but not without the kind of creepiness that induces knots in the stomach." DC Theatre Scene

"Between Edgar Allan Poe’s synaesthetic use of language, the spirited performances of McGee, Reynolds, and Turner, and a range of immersive effects, including a drink pairing, audiences are in store for an intriguing hour of storytelling from an American master of weird fiction."

DC Metro Theatre Arts

"It is truly a remarkable and uniquely engaging experience."

-TheatreBloom

Photo credit: Sam Reilly 2018

Burst by Amy Leigh Horan

Parlor Room Theatre Company 2018

"As tightly and tenderly directed by Bridget Grace Sheaff, there’s not a moment in Burst’s 90 minutes when its characters’ truths are not treasured."- DC Metro Theatre Arts

"Those walking out of Burst are probably going to hold onto those “It’s Mom, give me a call when you get a minute” messages a little longer than usual, since as the play drives home, life really can change, permanently and without warning, in an instant."- DC Theatre Scene

"Director Bridget Grace Sheaff’s staging keeps a careful hand on the constantly shifting dynamics, as each character works out for her or himself which version of truth to cling to during this crisis." Metro Weekly

Photo credit: Amy Horan 2018

Infinite Future:
Bernstein's Lasting Impact 
by Gretchen Midgley

Monumental Theatre Company 2018

Part of Atlas Intersections Festival (learn more here.)

"Director Bridget Grace Sheaff brought out the skills of a very talented ensemble of five singers who beautifully portray the ebb and flow of this piece. Sheaff has incorporated this musical material in ways that are fresh, original and viscerally compelling."- DC Metro Theatre Arts

Read our interview here.

 

Photo credit: Erin Reckner 2018

1/13
Tartuffe by Moliere
translated by Richard Wilbur

Perisphere Theater 2018

"A playful cast exploring opportunities to break from the script actually serve Molière better! If you are a fan of the master satirist, Perisphere Theater’s production will definitely get you laughing."- DC Theatre Scene

"The gist comes through distinctly in Perisphere Theater’s pleasant, seemingly up-by-the-bootstraps staging, which uses Richard Wilbur’s translation, brimming with delectable rhyming couplets." -Washington Post

 

Photo credit: Ciscovaras Pictures 2018

1/9
The Dog in the Manger
by Lope de Vega
translated by David Johnston

We Happy Few Productions 2017

"It’s the show’s overall zaniness that allows the quiet and thought-provoking moments to stand out, thanks to the work of directors Hannah Todd and Bridget Grace Sheaff. When characters take time to remark on their issues with relationships, class, and privilege, you want to lean in and listen."- DC Theatre Scene

"Intimate and spirited, the fast-paced romp through love in the Spanish Golden Age is guaranteed to lift you out of your doldrums." -DC Metro Theatre Arts

 

Photo credit: Mark Williams Hoelscher 2017

1/9
Exit Carolyn by Jennie Berman Eng

Nu Sass Productions 2017

Fringe Festival 

"Exit Carolyn is so good – and so professional – that it is sure to be a highlight of Fringe."- DC Metro Theatre Arts

 

Photo credit: Tori B. Photography 2017

1/9
Static by Tom Horan

​​Source Theatre Festival Full-Length Play 2016

"Secrets and Sound" (learn more here.)

"Director Bridget Grace Sheaff favors highlighting personal connections over adding special effects to tell playwright Tom Horan’s mysterious new story, Static. [...] The produciton never feels overwhelming."- DC Metro Theatre Arts

"Skillfully directed by Bridget Grace Sheaff, the play unravels like a mystery. [...] It is a beautiful kind of sadness, one that allows you to look into yourself, and the world around you and discover what the connection is. Like sound waves travel through a thousand molecules in mere seconds, so can we come to realize the world’s secrets and our connection to them." -Marlyand Theatre Guide

 

Photo credit: Teresa Wood 2016

1/11
One Word More
by Annalisa Dias

​​Experimental Devised Work

Mead Theatre Lab Series 2016 (learn more here.)

 

"In One Word More, writer and performer Annalisa Dias offers a bold, mind-bending vision of Shakespeare’s The Tempest that stretches from the remote desert island all the way to the American frontier. Dias, director Bridget Grace Sheaff, and their ambitious creative team have turned back the clock to when Prospero first crashed, confused and afraid, on the storied island ruled by the powerful Sycorax."

- DC Theatre Scene

 

"Collectively developed, written by Dias, and directed by Bridget Grace Sheaff, “One Word More” provides food for thought."-The Washington Post

 

Photo credit: C. Stanley Photography

and Tori B. Photography 2016

1/10
The Physics of Now
by Alex Dremann

​​Source Theatre Festival 2015 10-Minute Play

"Science and Soulmates" (learn more here.)

 

"...director Bridget Grace Sheaff scores with both the characters and action."- DC Theatre Scene

 

"The Physics of Now was a perfect way to end an evening that made science a little cooler, and romance a lot scarier."

-DC Metro Theatre Arts

 

Photo credit: DJ Corey Photography 2015

1/9
Ball Drop

by Rich Espey

​​Source Theatre Festival 2015 10-Minute Play

"Science and Soulmates" (learn more here.)

 

"Director Bridget Grace Sheaff brings the strongest direction of the evening, maneuvering her cast with expert dexterity across the challenging tennis-court space and utilizing an assertive design (including a particularly luscious costume design) to create an extra-planetary atmosphere."- DC Metro Theatre Arts

 

"Bridget Grace Sheaff's direction is an asset." -Broadway World

 

Photo credit: DJ Corey Photography 2015

1/11
Merry Melodies:
A Holiday Celebration
by Marlena Lustik

​​Cape May Stage Holiday Show 2014

 

Read more here.

 

Photo credit: Aleksey Photography 2014

 

 

1/12
Savage in Limbo: A Concert Play 
by John Patrick Shanley

​​Cape May Stage Resident Intern Company and Emerging

Artists Production 2014.

 

Read more here.

 

Photo credit: Spencer Potter 2014

 

 

1/11
Sophocles' Antigone

​​Comprehensive thesis production.

CUAdrama Best Independent Production, Best Lead Actor (Robert Pike for Creon) and Best Ensemble Member (Kira Burri for Ismene) 2014

 

Read more here.

 

Photo credit: Derek David and Maggie Grace Photography 2014

1/10
Stephen Sondheim's Company

Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Best Direction, Best Music Direction, Best Lighting, Best Supporting Actress (Dani Ebbin for Joanne) 2014

 

Read more here.

 

Photo credit: Derek David and Maggie Grace Photography 2013

1/11
Everyman:
A Medieval Morality Play

CUADrama Best Independent Production, Best Direction, Best Design, Best Lead Actress (Samantha Smedley for Everyman), Best Supporting Actress (Victoria Boutin for Good Deeds) 2013

 

Read more here.

 

Photo credit: Chris Daileader 2013