Colleen Rua

Colleen Rua is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Bridgewater State University. She holds a PhD in Drama from Tufts University and an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Colleen served as the first Artistic Director of Arlington Children’s Theatre (ACT) where she directed productions and implemented programming for over a decade, working with children ages 7-18 and their families. She continues to serve on ACT’s Board of Directors, guest directs, and teaches workshops. She was also the co-founder of SouthCity Theatre, one of the first companies in residence at Boston’s Factory Theatre, and has had a regular performance slot at ImprovBoston.

Favorite directing credits include: Assassins, How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying, Rent, Cabaret, Seussical, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bye Bye Birdie, and Godspell. Additionally, Colleen serves as Artistic Director of BSU’s Family Performing Arts Center, an initiative from President Frederick Clark’s office to bring quality, family-friendly theatrical productions to BSU’s campus.