Mikhaela Devra Mahony

Mikhaela Mahony is a Brooklyn-based director of theatre, opera, and film.
Over the past 10 years, Mikhaela has directed Shakespeare, new work, and opera that wakes us up to the potential inside the human body — potential for power, for sound, for pain, for forgiveness, for joy.

As both an opera and theatre director, she develops work with the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Youngblood, New York City Opera, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Boston Lyric Opera, Columbia Stages, Juilliard School, Chautauqua Institution, Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, and Manhattan School of Music. Mikhaela frequently collaborates as an associate with directors Daniel Fish, Anne Bogart, Mary Birnbaum, Louisa Proske, John Giampietro, and RJ Tolan.

Her debut as a film director, Summer, was an official selection at the Buffalo International Film Festival, FlatHead Lake International Cinemafest, and FilmColumbia in Chatham, NY.
Mikhaela is the Artistic Director of Hofstra Opera Theatre at Hofstra University. She is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, and a volunteer with the »52nd Street Project« and the nonprofit »People in Need«.

Currently, she is the Associate Director of the national tour of the Tony-award winning revival of Oklahoma!, and co-authoring a book with choreographer Naomi Goldberg Haas, to be published by the University Press of Florida.