2022 Brady Fellow
elaine magree received a BA in Dramatic Art from Pomona College and an MFA in Directing from UC Davis. She has worked at The Magic Theatre, The California Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Artaud, SOMAR, Solano Repertory Theatre, The 54th St Theatre in New York and many other West Coast venues from Santa Cruz to Seattle. She taught theatre at Solano College, San Francisco City College, The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and in homeless shelters, recovery programs, youth programs and in jails. She was director of The Artist in Residence Program and co-director of The New Music Theatre Project at The Z Space Studio. New work she developed, wrote or directed has been seen at The Marsh, Venue 9, The Working Women’s Theatre Festival, Brava, The Berkeley Piano Club, Solo Z, The Maritime Museum, The People’s Theatre Festival, and The National Women’s Theatre Festival. Her first solo show, Other (previously titled Pilgrimage, Why I'm not an Indian), was produced at The Exit theatre after a run at the Winnipeg and Minneapolis Fringe Festivals. In 2016 her solo show Holding the Edge was awarded the Sui Generis Achievement Award for offering “the public unique and remarkable insights to the pain, love and humor in the AIDs Community, transmuted into healing, through the alchemy of live theater". Holding the Edge was also nominated for a TBA award for outstanding solo production. Her most recent solo show, PussyGrabbingRevenge, was produced and ran to sold out houses at TheatreFIRST and was also nominated for a TBA award for outstanding solo production. Currently she is a Brady Fellow at 3GirlsTheatre.