Cheryl Faraone

Artistic Director

Cheryl Faraone is a co-founder of Potomac Theatre Project and has produced all of PTP/NYC’s 35 seasons. She has directed many shows for the company, including Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard; Serious Money, Vinegar Tom, After-Dinner Joke, Mad Forest and Far Away (the last online) by Caryl Churchill; Sarah Kane’s Crave, Territories, Lovesong of the Electric Bear, Politics of Passion: the Plays of Anthony Minghella, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Perfect Pie, Stanley and many more. Previously, she directed and produced for eight seasons with the New York Theatre Studio. For the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland she directed King of the Jews, The Real Thing and Anna Karenina. She worked on the Broadway productions of The American Clock and An Evening with Comden and Greene with producer Arthur Cantor and also worked at the Public Theatre,  and the Folger Theatre . Her work at Middlebury College, where she is professor emeritus, teaching Theatre and Women and Gender Studies for 35 years, includes the direction of 30+ productions, including Julius Caesar, Men on Boats, Enron, Stupid Fucking Bird, As You Like It, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Jumpers, Arcadia, The Real Inspector Hound,The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Top Girls, Way of the World, and numerous others.

A graduate of Catholic University and Florida State University’s School of Theatre, and officer and board member for OOBA (early ART/NY, the League of Washington Theatres, Athe and TCG. She is a member of the National Theatre Conference.