M. Bevin O'Gara is the Producing Artistic Director at the Kitchen Theatre Company and is excited to get to know the Ithaca community. Bevin spent the last 15 years with the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Massachusetts most recently filling the role of Associate Producer. During her time there, Bevin oversaw dozens of productions, workshops and readings and played an active role in realizing new work by writers such as Craig Lucas, Kirsten Greenidge, Melinda Lopez, Stephen Karam, Lydia Diamond and A. Rey Pamatmat. She worked to create the first Huntington programing for the Robert's Studio Theatre with David Cromer’s production of Our Town, which won the Eliot Norton Award for Best Production in 2013.
As a director her credits include The Who and The What by Ayad Aktar, Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge (Elliot Norton Award nomination for Best Production) and Becoming Cuba by Melinda Lopez at the Huntington Theatre Company; The Bridges of Madison County, appropriate, A Future Perfect, Tribes (Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards for Best Production), and Clybourne Park with SpeakEasy Stage Company; Brahman/i, Chronicles of Kalki, You for Me for You, Love Person and The Pain and the Itch with Company One Theatre; Phedre with Actors’ Shakespeare Project; Fast Company with the Lyric Stage Company, Marjorie Prime with the Nora Theatre Company, How Soft the Lining and Translations with Bad Habit Productions, Two Wives in India and Gary with Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 2.5 Minute Ride with New .Repertory Theatre and Melancholy Play with Holland Productions.
She has worked as the Artistic Associate at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA, where she started their second stage series called Downstairs at New Rep. Other companies include Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Actor’s Center of Australia and the Gaiety School in Dublin. Bevin has been a Guest Artist or Lecture at several Boston area schools including Harvard University, Emerson College, Brandeis University, Boston University, Tufts University, Boston College, Boston Conservatory and Northeastern University.
Bevin is the proud recipient of the Lois Roach Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Boston Theatre Community and was recognized by the Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf for her commitment to D/deaf and hard of hearing artists. She holds a BFA from Boston University.