Bruce Coughran
Director, Writer

1929A Russell Street Berkeley, CA 94703 brucecoughran(at)yahoo.com

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Bruce Coughran

Director

SDC

 

brucecoughran@gmail.com       www.brucecoughran.com           310-430-9744

 

 

Current Position:  Artistic Director, Indra’s Net Theater, Berkeley, CA (2012-present)

Duties include Artistic planning, fundraising, grant-writing, strategic planning, budgeting, board development and leadership, external liaisons, house management, etc.

 

Directing Experience

 

Theater(full productions):

Darwin in Malibu                          Crispin Whittell              Indra’s Net Theater, Berkeley

What Do Women Want?*               Vicki Siegel                       Actors Ensemble of Berkeley

The Secret of Life*+++                  Bruce Coughran                Indra’s Net Theater, Berkeley

Delicate Particle Logic*++             Jennifer Blackmer             Indra’s Net Theater, Berkeley

QED+                                            Peter Parnell                     Indra’s Net Theater, Berkeley

Copenhagen                                  Michael Frayn                   Indra’s Net Theater, Berkeley

Life of Galileo                              Bertolt Brecht                    Masquers Playhouse, Pt.Richmond,CA

A Hot Day in Ephesus*                    Vicki Siegel                       Actors Ensemble of Berkeley

Hickory Miles *                               Paul Heller                        Novato Theatre Company

Carwash                                        Lou Phillips                       Novato Theatre Company

Antigone                                        Jean Anouilh                     Actor’s Ensemble of Berkeley

Bad Connections?? *                         Michael Levesque             West Valley Theater, Saratoga,CA

Spittin’ Image  (two-act version)      Stephen Metcalfe              Bitter Truth Playhouse, LA

Lunchtime  (workshop)                     Leonard Melfi                    Playhouse West, LA

Lynette has Beautiful Skin(2-act ver)Jane Anderson                San Diego Actors Festival

Theater(staged readings-selected list):

Copenhagen     (exerpt)                        M. Frayn                   Eugene O’Neill Festival, Danville

Lungs                                                   D. Macmillian            Z Space, Z Below, San Francisco

In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer H. Kipphardt            Indra’s Net Theater, Berkeley

The Secret of Life                                 B. Coughran               Indra’s Net Theater, Berkeley

The Daughters of Urth*                         L. Addison                 Craneway/Nexxus Center, Richmond

Copenhagen                                         M. Frayn                   Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Berkeley

The Way of the World                           W. Congreve               Subterranean Shakespeare, Berkeley

The Winter’s Tale                                 W. Shakespeare          Rossmoor Shakespeare Society

Falstaff and Hal*                                   B. Coughran               Subterranean Shakespeare, Berkeley

Sea of Tranquility                                 H. Korder                   Actor’s Ensemble of Berkeley

Midsummer Night’s Dream                    W. Shakespeare          Subterranean Shakespeare, Berkeley

Measure for Measure                            W. Shakespeare           Subterranean Shakespeare, Berkeley

Midsummer Night’s Dream                    W. Shakespeare           Rosmoor Shakespeare Society

Zombie Wedding*                                  R.C. Staub/D. Sturman   Exit Theater, SF

Henry IV part 1                                     W. Shakespeare            Berkeley City College, Berkeley

Dr. Faustus                                           C. Marlowe                  Subterranean Shakespeare, Berkeley

The Winter’s Tale                                 W. Shakespeare           Subterranean Shakespeare, Berkeley

Much Ado About Nothing                       W. Shakespeare           Subterranean Shakespeare, Berkeley

Midsummer Night’s Dream                    W. Shakespeare           Berkeley City College, Berkeley CA

Measure for Measure                            W. Shakespeare           Subterranean Shakespeare, Berkeley

Henry IV part 1                                     W. Shakespeare          Subterranean Shakespeare, Berkeley

Denouement*                                        Jack Raymond             First Stage LA, Hollywood

* World Premiere

+ TBA Award Nominee – Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama

++ TBA Award Nominee  in 5 categories including Best Direction of a Play, and Outstanding World Premiere Play

+++BATCC Award Nominee in 4 categories including Best Overall Production in the Bay Area, and Best World Premiere Play

Assistant Directing Experience (Theater):

Most Wanted*                                       (Michael Greif, dir)                    La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla

Brainpeople*                                         (Chay Yew, dir.)                                    ACT, San Francisco

This Beautiful City                                 (Steve Cosson, dir)                   Kirk Douglas Theatre, LA

Measure for Measure                            (Paul Mullins, dir)                      Old Globe, San Diego

L’Elisir D’Amore                                    (Bobby Weinapple, dir)              Berkeley Opera, Berkeley

 

Film (Directing):

Undone’ (7 min, HD, Color) 2013                                              PlayGround FF

‘Passing Through’ (30 min, DV, Color) 2003                               Platinum Award, Houston FF

‘Love for Love’ (5 min, 35mm, Color) 2001                                 dist. Halcyon/Big Film Shorts

My Friend’s Love Affair’ (25 min.,16mm, Color)  2000                Bronze Award, Houston FF

 

Film (Producing):

Undone’ (7 min, HD, Color) 2013                                              PlayGround FF

East of Sunset’ (89 min, DV, Color) 2005                                  dist. Westlake Ent.

Multiple award winner including: Best Actress (MethodFest 2005), Maverick Award for Production Quality in a Low Budget Film (2005)

 

Other Representative Experience:

  • Seminar/Panel Manger, Palm Springs Intl Film Festival
  • Programming Film Administrator, Palm Springs Intl Film Festival
  • Panel Coordinator, American Film Market
  • New Play reader – Edgemar Center for the Arts, Santa Monica, CA
  • Field Operations Supervisor, 2010 Census
  • High School Teacher (Biology), Wilson High School (LA)
  • Industry Analyst, Ziff-Davis Market Intelligence, La Jolla, CA

 

Training:

  • Playhouse West (Bob Carnegie, Mark Pellegrino, Jeff Goldblum) (4 years)
  • Larry Moss Studio (Michele Danner) (1 year)
  • UCLA Short Fiction Film Program (Director’s track)
  • AFI Conservatory (LA); UCLA Extension (short courses)
  • Private Study (Directing): Danny Simon, Ted Post
  • TV Observations: CSI (Danny Cannon), Monk (Randy Zisk), King of Queens

 

Fellowships/Awards:

  • Directors Lab West (2008)
  • Directors Lab Chicago (2006/2013)
  • SDCF Observership (Chay Yew)
  • TBA ATLAS Directing Fellow 2012 (SF)
  • TBA Titan Award finalist 2012
  • TBA Award finalist – Best Direction of a Play 2015

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (full member)
  • Member – Theatre Bay Area (TBA Adjudicator)

 

General Education:    

  • M.A. California State University, Dominguez Hills (History)
  • B.A. UCSD (Biology)
  • Dipl. Grove School of Music (Arranging and Composition)

 

Professional References:

Available on Request

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