Theater credits: The Winter’s Tale (Hermione), King Lear (Regan), All’s Well That Ends Well (Lord II and Mariana), Measure for Measure (Isabella), Richard III (Rivers, Mayor, and Second Murderer), Actors’ Shakespeare Project; Metamorphoses (Juno), Teatro Eos in Stromboli, Italy, and Teatro Nacional at the Great Theatre of the World Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, the Wimberly Theatre with BU; Scenes from an Execution (Galactia), Much Ado about Nothing (Beatrice), The Tempest (Miranda), Shakespeare & Company; Taming of the Shrew (Kate), Boston Theatre Works; Twelfth Night (Maria), Counterpoint Theatre;Twelfth Night (Feste), Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company; King Lear (Edgar), Henry V (Bardolph, Westmoreland, Michael Williams, and Captain James), Company of Women. Other: LaMama e.t.c., New York Theatre Workshop, Hasty Pudding, Charles Playhouse, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Nora Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, Coyote Theatre. Film: summer 2005 documentary Giving Voice: An Actor’s Journey with Kristin Linklater.
Jim Petosa is Professor Emeritus with Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. He served as a professor and as director of the BU School of Theatre from 2002 – 2018. He also served as artistic director of the Boston region’s New Repertory Theatre from 2012 – 2018. Petosa has directed Tom Stoppard and André Previn’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at NYC’s Town Hall and the operas Carmen (Peter Brook adaptation) and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat among others. PTP/NYC credits include Monster, Spatter Pattern, A Question of Mercy, Therese Raquin, Somewhere in the Pacific, Marisol, Dog Plays, Statements After an Arrest, Good, Brecht on Brecht, among others.
He also served as Artistic Director for the Olney Theatre Center, where directing credits include Democracy, Brooklyn Boy, Copenhagen, The Laramie Project, Art, The Miracle Worker, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (won a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding MusicalProduction), Theatre J’s Collected Stories (received a Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Direction), and Look! We Have Come Through! (Charles MacArthur New Play nomination, Co-created with Carole Graham Lehman).
A member of the Actor’s Equity Association and the Society of Directors and Choreographers, Petosa is the current President of Stage Source, the New England association of theatre organizations and practitioners. He teaches acting and directs for the Boston University Opera Institute.
◊ member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
º member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829