Austin Regan is a New York-based stage director. Recent productions include the world premiere of Alexandra Silber’s The Trojan Women (The Hangar Theatre); Mad Libs Live!, a new interactive musical for young audiences Off-Broadway at New World Stages; Loose, Wet, Perforated (Guerilla Opera); YousaidShesaidHesaid by Christopher Oscar Peña and Molly Joyce (Pioneer Works/Ferus Festival); The Blind (The Flea Theater); Red Riding Hood (The Hangar Theatre); Peter Lerman’s The Sacred Harp (Musical Theatre Factory); Spring Awakening (two productions, at the Boston Conservatory and at the Krannert Center/UIUC); #MormonInChief (Kraine Theater); Horse Play (Dixon Place); Floyd Collins; and The Who’s Tommy. Austin has directed and developed new work at the Hangar Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, MTF 4×15, Julia Miles Theater, the Zipper Factory, #[email protected], the Metropolitan Room, the 92nd Sreet Y, the 52nd Street Project, New York University, the Boston Conservatory, and the United Nations. Austin is the director of Discount Ghost Stories, an interdisciplinary, transmedia indie rock theater band. His assistant and associate directing, mostly with Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer, includes Broadway (American Idiot, Everyday Rapture, On A Clear Day …) and the Metropolitan Opera (Rigoletto). Austin is a Drama League Directors Project Fellow, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a founding member of the Musical Theatre Factory, and a former resident director (2013–2015) at the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning Flea Theater under artistic director Jim Simpson. He is the director of web series This Is Not A Comedy and Such Good Friends: A Tribute to Nichols and May.
Also active in theater education, Austin has directed at top college theater departments, including the Boston Conservatory and the University of Illinois Champaign – Urbana. Austin also served on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory and at Trollwood Performing Arts School, has guest lectured at New York University, taught at the Lab Company in the Hangar Theatre’s summer program, and currently teaches in New York with Other Side of the Table, an organization he co-founded in 2010.