James Barry

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

James Barry is thrilled to make his Mac-Haydn debut with this stellar team! Recent directing credits include Working: A Musical (BroadwayWorld Best Director of a Musical Berkshire Region, 2019) and Million Dollar Quartet (Berkshire Theatre Critics Award Outstanding Direction of a Musical, 2017) for Berkshire Theatre Group, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Working: A Musical at Wagner College Theatre. As an actor, credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Public/Broadway), Million Dollar Quartet (1st nat’l tour), These Paper Bullets (Yale Rep, The Geffen, The Atlantic), and extensive local work with both Chester Theatre Company (Pass Over, Title & Deed, The Aliens) and BTG (Tommy, The Caretaker, A Thousand Clowns). James is a recent graduate of Smith College’s MFA Playwriting program and releases original rock music as a solo artist and with the band Secret Pint.

Creative Roles this Season

Director - Forever Plaid
Trey Compton

Trey Compton (Director, Godspell) is thrilled to return to The Mac having directed Urinetown last summer. A New York City based director, regional directing credits include: The Fulton, Riverside, Engeman, Millbrook, Lincoln Park, and Cortland Repertory (SALT Award- 2019.) As an assistant or associate director, Off-Broadway credits include Yank! (The York) and White’s Lies (New World Stages.) Also, multiple credits regionally at Seattle 5th Avenue, Goodspeed, and The Ogunquit Playhouse. He has directed at various Universities and Colleges including Penn, Georgetown, Stephens, Nazareth, and his alma mater, Pace University. Most recently, he was the associate director on Austen’s Pride in concert at Carnegie Hall. Upcoming: Productions of Misery at Fort Peck Theatre and The Fulton. treycompton.com

Creative Roles this Season

Director - Godspell
Courtney Laine Self

Courtney is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn debut! She recently directed/choreographed the regional theatre premiere of Fun Home at Millbrook Playhouse, directed/choreographed All Shook Up at The Hartt School, and directed the world premiere of new play Sheila and Moby in DC. Earlier this summer she assistant directed Proof of Love Off-Broadway co-produced by Audible Theatre and New York Theatre Workshop and last summer she associate directed Oliver! at Goodspeed Opera House. This summer in addition to Mac-Haydn, she’s directing/choreographing for Jean’s Playhouse, Millbrook Playhouse, New Paradigm Theatre Company, and Arizona Broadway Theatre. Previously, she was the Head of Dance for the BFA in Music Theatre and a professor of theatre and movement at Southern Illinois University. MFA: Directing, Southern Illinois University, BFA: Music Theatre, The Hartt School.

Creative Roles this Season

Director - Curtains