Jim Petosa

Director | Artistic Director

JIM PETOSA (Director, Artistic Director) joined New Repertory Theatre as an award-winning theatre artist, educator, and leader in 2012. He has served as Director of the School of Theatre, College of Fine Arts, at Boston University since 2002, and Artistic Director of Maryland’s Olney Theatre Center for the Arts and its National Players educational touring company (1994-2012). While at Boston University, he established the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional production extension of the Boston University School of Theatre, in 2008. Throughout the Northeast, Mr. Petosa has directed for numerous institutions, including The Gift Horse, Brecht on Brecht, Good, Freud’s Last Session, The Testament of Mary, Broken Glass, Assassins, On the Verge, The Elephant Man (IRNE Nomination), Amadeus, Three Viewings, The Last Five Years, and Opus at New Rep. In Boston, his work was nominated for two IRNE awards for A Question of Mercy (BCAP). He has served as one of three artistic leaders for the Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC) since 1987. In Maryland, his work earned over 25 Helen Hayes Award nominations as well as the award for outstanding direction of a musical for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well… His production of Look! We Have Come Through! was nominated for the Charles MacArthur Award for outstanding new play, and he earned the Montgomery County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Award for Outstanding Artist/Scholar. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Mr. Petosa has served on the executive board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for StageSource. Originally from New Jersey, he was educated at The Catholic University of America and resides in Quincy.

◊ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Productions at New Rep

Production Role
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT
Director
LONELY PLANET
Director
STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT
Director
THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE
Director
IDEATION
Director
THE GIFT HORSE
Director
BRECHT ON BRECHT
Director
GOOD
Director
FREUD’S LAST SESSION
Director
THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
Director
BROKEN GLASS
Director
ASSASSINS
Director
OPUS
Director
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Director
THREE VIEWINGS
Director
ON THE VERGE
Director
THE ELEPHANT MAN
Director