2018-2019 Directing Fellow, Asolo Repertory Theatre
Governing Company Member, Real Live Theatre
Associate Artist, Pauline Productions
Toby Vera Bercovici is a director whose work utilizes a rigorous authenticity, playful relationship with the elements of time, and uniquely feminist aesthetic to help tell important stories. She has created several dance-theater adaptations of classic texts, including The *Annotated* Taming: Or, Out of the Saddle, Into the Dirt, Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission (reviewed in New England Theatre Journal), Of Turlygods & Time: The Tale of King Lear, and The Life and Death of Queen Margaret (co-created with Dan Morbyrne). New York credits include The Life and Death of Queen Margaret at Theater for the New City, Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission at the Looking Glass Theatre, and the world premier of Julia Kaminsky's Genesis at the Circus Warehouse. She also assistant directed Belize, Imminence, and Hot Lunch Apostles for The Talking Band at La Mama E.T.C. and Old Comedy for Target Margin at Classic Stage. She has directed for multiple companies throughout Western Massachusetts including Silverthorne Theatre, Hampshire Shakespeare Company, and Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble. She has taught theater at Colby College, Holyoke Community College, American International College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She holds a BA in Theater from Smith College and an MFA in Directing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has also trained at Shakespeare & Company and with the Michael Chekhov Association.