Thursday, August 13th – This Is How We Do It: Directors Roundtable

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Join us for this informative roundtable as we invite accomplished directors to speak about their creative processes. We will explore the genesis of a show from start to completion, including what directors are looking forward to in the casting process and how to manage difficult relationships and ensure the best collaboration with designers and other artists.

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Panelists include: 

Adrienne Boris is a director of opera and theater with a special interest in new work, stories about women, and opera in non-traditional spaces. She is Artistic Director of Helios Opera/Modular Opera Projects and Executive Producer & Stage Director at Lowell House Opera at Harvard University. Recent projects include the upcoming digital premiere of Poulenc’sLa voix humaine with Helios Opera (August 14 at 7:30PM EDT at, La scuola degli amanti ossia: Così fan tutt(i), a feminist re-imagining of Mozart’s battle of the sexes opera (Lowell House Opera); the world premiere of DIVAS: A New Play with Opera Music by Laura Neill (OperaHub) which The Boston Globe called a “touching, funny, and fascinating evening”, the New England premiere of Burst by Amy Leigh Horan (Chelsea Theatre Works/The Brain Aneurysm Foundation); La bohème (Long Island Lyric Opera and NEMPAC Opera Project); several world premiere ten-minute operas with Boston Opera Collaborative’s annual Opera Bites; and Or, by Liz Duffy Adams (Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company), which was nominated for the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Fringe Production by the Boston Theatre Critics’ Association. She has been Young Artist Stage Director at Opera North, Artistic Associate at OperaHub, and National New Play Network Producer-in-Residence at New Repertory Theatre. She received her MFA in Directing from Boston University Please visit

Rebecca Miller Kratzer is a New York-based theatre and opera director. Her work, rooted in explorations of ritual, brings the scale and gravitas of opera to theatre, and the intimacy and moment-to-moment truth of theatre to opera, rendering both forms awe-inspiring, relevant, and accessible. Prior to attending Columbia University’s MFA directing program under Anne Bogart, Rebecca was the artistic director of the NEMPAC Opera Project in Boston, MA where she produced and directed fully-staged operas in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall. Favorite credits include Don Giovanni, La Cenerentola, and Fidelio (NEMPAC Opera Project) Cendrillon, Alcina, and Second Nature (Opera del West), Three Sisters, and The Merchant of Venice (Columbia University), and In the Next Room (The Footlight Club). Rebecca is also a Directing Fellow at Opera Saratoga and has worked at a variety of theatre companies and arts organizations in Boston and New York. She received her BA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University, a Certificate in Arts Administration from Boston University, and is currently an MFA Theatre Directing Candidate at Columbia University. This summer, she is incredibly grateful to work with Opera Saratoga, Katie Mitchell, and Whitney White on pre-production and digital work as we embrace and navigate this new normal.

Roxanna Myhrumis a director of opera, theater, and puppetry who specializes in imaginary world-building, site-specific performance, and ensemble-created work. She is the artistic director of Puppet Showplace Theater where she curates a year-round season of live puppetry performance, teaches classes for all ages, and cultivates new work by local artists. A sought-after puppetry director, she has credits at almost all of Boston’s regional theaters and at many universities. Most recently she served as the puppetry director for Company One’s Wolf Play. As an opera director, Roxie has helmed over 20 productions in Boston’s vibrant fringe opera scene, including with Lowell House Opera, OperaHub, Boston Opera Collaborative, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Opera Brittanica, and others. She is originally from Springfield, MA and is a graduate of Harvard University. Learn more about her current work at

Nathan Troup maintains a body of work spanning standard operatic repertoire, new work premieres, uniquely curated site-specific projects, and distinct collaborations with multidisciplinary artists. 2019-2020 season highlights include engagements with Los Angeles Opera and Tanglewood Music Festival. Troup made his European directorial debut in October 2017 at Ireland’s Wexford Festival with his acclaimed production of Rossini’s La scala di seta described as “neatly dramatised” (Opera Today UK) and “especially well-crafted” (OperaWire). 2018-19 season engagements include Eugene Onegin with Intermountain Opera Bozeman; The Beggar’s Opera with Emmanuel Music; Bon Appétit with Des Moines Metro Opera televised on Iowa PBS. Additional career highlights include collaborations with Jessica Lang Dance on Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater for Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival and The Wanderer for BAM’s NextWave Festival; Missy Mazzoli’s new opera Proving Up, serving as associate director on James Darrah’s production for the inaugural Opera Omaha ONE Festival and stage director for the New York premiere presented by the Miller Theater; installation artist Lee Mingwei’s Sonic Blossom for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; visual performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s Song for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Troup’s work has garnered Best of Boston accolades (2009, 2014) and he was named Boston Lyric Opera’s Emerging Artist for the 2015-16; 2016-17 seasons. Other notable engagements include Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Wolf Trap Opera, Castleton Festival, and Des Moines Metro Opera where he serves as a resident stage director for the company’s Apprentice Artist Program. Troup serves on the board of directors for Guerilla Opera, director of TEDxCambridge, and has spent the past decade as an outreach artist with Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble’s award-winning Outreach Program (“Outstanding Merit and Contribution” by Early Music America), accessing classical music to neglected and incarcerated youth. Troup is an associate professor of opera at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and on faculty at Boston University.