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BRANDON IVIE

Director / Producer / Dramaturg

CURRENT:

Associate Artistic Director, Village Theatre

UPCOMING: ​

Lizard Boy by Justin Huertas

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

About

BRANDON IVIE

Director / Producer / Dramaturg

BRANDON IVIE (he/him) is a New York/Seattle-based director and producer who's specialty in developing new work has taken him to Broadway, across the country and around the world. He is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Village Theatre in Seattle, creative producing their mainstage season of plays and musicals, and spearheading their expansive new works program, is the Gregory Award-winning Founding Artistic Director of Contemporary Classics, and spent four seasons on the artistic staff at The 5th Avenue Theatre. He has directed at such Tony-winning theaters as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Rep, Paper Mill Playhouse, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Goodspeed Musicals, in NYC at The Public Theatre/Joe's Pub, HERE Arts Center, Musical Theatre Factory and Prospect Theatre, as well as internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Hope Mill Theatre. He developed and directed Justin Huertas' Lizard Boy which recently had it's NYC premiere Off-Broadway in 2023. He has directed or developed work by Brian Yorkey, Tom Kitt, Michael R. Jackson, Frank Wildhorn, Rinne Groff, Zoe Sarnak, Mark Hollmann, Greg Kotis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Hunter Foster, Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond, Michael Kooman, Christopher Dimond, Michelle Elliott, Danny Larsen, David Darrow, Will Van Dyke, Josh Halloway, Emily Kaczmerak, Cheeyang Ng, Khiyon Hursey, Kit Yan, Melissa Li, and many others. Drama League Directing Fellow, Charles Abbott Directing Fellowship, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. UW School of Drama.

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PRODUCING

Brandon is currently the Associate Artistic Director at Village Theatre, a $13+ million company just outside Seattle. He produces the mainstage season of plays and musicals including recent productions of Ken Ludwig's Sherwood, Sense & Sensibility, Hello, Dolly!, Beautiful, Little Shop of Horrors and the world premiere of How to Break.

As head of Village's new works program, he has produced 10 developmental productions and four world premieres with other shows going on to receive premieres at The 5th Avenue Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Seattle Rep and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. He produces the annual Festival of New Musicals, and is creator of three groundbreaking initiatives: The Beta Series (a second-stage season of developmental productions geared towards maximum flexibility with no pressures of critical success), the Writers Residency (week-long writer retreats for early stage development), and At The Table (a diversity and inclusion initiative to give New York-based development support to underrepresented writers). 

As the Gregory Award-winning Artistic Director of Contemporary Classics, a Seattle-based musical theatre company dedicated to modern musicals, he produced Seattle premieres of The Last Five Years, john & jen, A New Brain, Zanna, Don't!, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Next to Normal, the world premiere of The Yellow Wood, numerous concerts, and the popular New Voices songwriter showcase series giving early voice to such prolific writers as Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Michael R. Jackson, Joe Iconis, Zoe Sarnak, Ryan Scott Oliver, Bree Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan, and many more.

For four seasons he was on the artistic staff at The 5th Avenue Theatre as Assistant to the Artistic Director, Casting Director (casting pre-Broadway runs of A Christmas Story, Catch Me If You Can, SHREK, Aladdin, and Memphis), and Artistic Projects Manager producing and directing events and touring programming for the theatre.

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Paradigm Talent Agency
212.897.6400

Rachel Ellicott
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