Erma Duricko, director, director/dramaturg, acting coach is a longtime member of the Society of Stage Directors/Choreographers, founder and Artistic Director of Blue Roses Productions, Inc., and former Artistic Associate for Circle East Inc. Off-Broadway, she has directed at the Lion Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, The Clurman, and The American Place; Off-Off at NYC International Fringe Festival, Neighborhood Playhouse, manhattan theatresource, LaMama, Goldberg Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Chasama, The Abingdon Theatre Complex, Baruch Center, The Drilling Company, Polaris North, Laurie Beecham Theater; Liberation Theatre; regionally at Arkansas Rep, William Inge Festival, White Birch, Sag Harbor, Pocono Playhouse, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Scranton Public, Fernwood, and others. Internationally - Hibernia Ensemble. Her recent professional career is devoted to directing and producing new American plays and the work of Tennessee Williams. She has conceived and directed Tennessee Williams compilations, including The Broken World of Tennessee Williams, Happy Birthday Mr. Williams, Derelicts and Dreamers, in addition to many TW full-lengths and one-acts. She also curated the NYC Tennessee Williams Birthday celebration produced by Blue Roses Productions in NYC. Erma was privileged to direct Camino Real for Cyrano’s in Anchorage in honor of the 100th birthday of Tennessee Williams and Bus Stop in Independence, Kansas in honor of the 100th Birthday of William Inge. She curates, produces and directs the C. Douglas Stephens Infusion Series in NYC – developing new plays. Ms. Duricko has helped to develop, produce, and/or direct hundreds of new plays by some of the country’s most outstanding playwrights including premieres by Tennessee Williams, Craig Lucas, Kara Corthron, Lanford Wilson, Annie Evans, Arlitia Jones, Lisa Humberston, John Yearley, Craig Pospisil and many, many others. She has received Drama Critic Awards for outstanding direction, a Cervantes Grant, a Meredith Harless Visiting Artist Endowment, The Harper Service Award, and is the recipient of the Tennessee Williams Award for Outstanding Contributions Preserving, Promoting and Perpetuating the Work of Mr. Williams. Erma teaches professional scene study classes for working actors; presents workshops for writers, directors and actors; and guest directs at universities across the country. Ms. Duricko is on the national advisory boards for the Last Frontier Conference, the Delta Tennessee Williams Festival in Mississippi, a member of the First Look Theatre Company, and The Drama League. Currently, she is co-authoring a scene study book with Kenneth Holditch (co-author with Mel Gussow of the Library of America volumes on Tennessee Williams). She is a member of Minneapolis Playwright Center and a reader for them, as well as a reader for Blue Roses, Circle East, and other theatre companies across the USA. Erma is married to Dr. Allen Duricko and the blessed mother of Marissa and Jeff, Grammiie of Onofria and Davin. She is deeply indebted and devoted to her collaborator of 25 years, Tim Brown, and her mentor, Lifetime Tony Award Winner Marshall W. Mason.
Erma Duricko SDC