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Tom Ridgely

Tom Ridgely

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Tom is a Drama Desk-nominated director, educator and co-founder of Waterwell.

For Waterwell he’s directed or co-directed GOODBAR, #9, The|King|Operetta, Marco Millions (based on lies) and The Persians, among others.

In New York he’s directed at FringeNYC, the Public, Fordham, Ars Nova, 59E59, Symphony Space, Barrow Street, NYU/Tisch, Theatre Row and more.

Nationally he’s developed/presented work at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Out of the Loop and Philly Fringe, as well as Yale, Johns Hopkins, Indiana, Ohio Northern, Bentley and James Madison Universities and Trinity College.

His productions have won DFW Theater Critics Forum and ECNY Awards and been nominated for CT Critics Circle, IT and New York Magazine Culture Awards.

He was the 2014 Killian Directing Fellow and has assisted Tony Taccone (The Tempest, OSF), Daniel Sullivan (As You Like It, Shakespeare in the Park) and Barry Edelstein (Timon of Athens, Public Theater).

With Waterwell, he also directs the Drama Program at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) in Manhattan, providing world-class training to exceptional 6-12th graders absolutely free of charge.

Most recent: Associate Director, The Last Ship (Chicago & Broadway). Upcoming: A.Jax and Turning Texas Blue for Waterwell.