Nora Gair (she/her) is a young theatre and opera director committed to threading classic themes with radical new life for audiences today. After growing up in the deep woods of New England, Nora worked at several regional theatres, including the Weathervane and the Vermont Shakespeare Company, and studied at the School of Drama’s BFA Directing program at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Recently, she’s worked on shows at New York Theatre Workshop and the Red Bull Theater, where she is also the Literary Associate for this summer’s 19th Annual Short New Play Festival. Upcoming projects include The Sunrise from the Moon by Hannah Manikowski at Project Y Theatre’s 4th Annual Women in Theatre Festival in New York City, What // Washed Ashore \\ Astray by Benjamin Benne at CMU, and a second iteration of Creussical: The Crucible: A Seussical-Like Musical which she co-directed, -wrote, -composed, and -reographed with her CMU family. Directing Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare in the Woods is an amazing opportunity, and she is beyond thrilled that such a festival is happening right in her own backyard.