is a director and producer with a special interest in opera, music theater and contemporary plays. Recent directing credits include a return to Boston Opera Collaborative for two short operas including the world premiere of composer Eva Kendrick’s WISH YOU WERE HERE, and her New York state debut LA BOHEME (Opera at the Madison/Madison Theatre at Molloy College). In earlier seasons, Ms. Boris directed Liz Duffy Adams’ OR (Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company & Simple Machine at Chelsea Theatre Works), NEXT TO NORMAL (Arts After Hours), a touring production of BALTIMORE, a new play by Kirsten Greenidge (New Repertory Theatre/Boston Center for American Performance), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Arts After Hours), SACRED WOOD, CAMERA OBSCURA, and AMERICAN FLAG for Opera Bites at Boston Opera Collaborative, LA BOHEME and DIE FLEDERMAUS at the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall (NEMPAC Opera Project), THE MERRY WAY, a new play with music (Anthem Theatre Company) and Mark Adamo’s LITTLE WOMEN at Opera North, where she was the 2013 Young Artist Stage Director. With Opera Boston Underground, Ms. Boris staged several operas in non-traditional spaces including THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS in The Lizard Lounge, TROUBLE IN TAHITI at Cafe 939 @ Berklee, and Salieri’s FIRST THE MUSIC, THEN THE WORDS at Emmanuel Church. From 2009-2012, she was the Founding Managing Director of Exquisite Corps Theatre, where she produced and directed several seasons of contemporary work in intimate spaces, culminating in her production of Edward Albee’s THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY at The Boston Center for the Arts Black Box (nominated for Best Director, Boston Broadway World).
A passionate advocate for new work, Ms. Boris is currently co-developing a new play with opera music, TRUNK SHOW: A Fashionable Fantasia of Women on the World Stage with OperaHub, where she is Artistic Associate. Ms. Boris will direct TRUNK SHOW’s world premiere in June, 2018 at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre. She has directed staged readings of new plays at New Repertory Theatre, Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company, Fresh Ink, and others. During the 2015-2016 season, she served as National New Play Network Producer-in-Residence at New Repertory Theatre, where she worked in the artistic department with special focus on new play development and audience enrichment series.
Ms. Boris has worked extensively as an assistant director, most recently on the Off-Broadway production of RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA by Alan Hruska and at New Repertory Theatre on Austin Pendleton’s acclaimed new production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. She has also served as the Artistic Intern at Signature Theatre Company in New York City and was a member of the 2015-2016 SDCF Observership Class.
Also an acting teacher and coach, Ms. Boris taught for one year and two summer terms on the faculty of Boston University School of Theatre where she received her MFA in Directing. She maintains a private monologue and dramatic coaching studio for actors and opera singers, and has given masterclasses at Boston Singers’ Resource and Boston University Summer Theatre Institute. She earned her BA at Kenyon College.