Ilyse Robbins

is thrilled to back at WFT@BU, this time as director, having cut her teeth here as an actress many years ago. Performances at WFT@BU include Fiddler on the Roof, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, and Once Upon a Mattress – among many others. She was a teacher for the esteemed summer programs with the Family Theater as well as having taught for Wheelock College. Recent directing and choreography projects include Lizzie the Musical (Umbrella Stage), Rocky Horror (Central Stage), Assassins (Lyric Stage), Tell Me on a Sunday, Cabaret (Peterborough Players); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Front Porch, Nora@CST, GBSC: Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Musical Production). Ilyse directed/choreographed All is Calm at GBSC: Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Musical Production. Her original choreography for the World Premiere of Swan Lake in Blue: A Jazz Ballet at GBSC won the Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Choreography and she directed the award-winning Move on the Cha-Chas at United Solo Festival NYC. Ilyse is a teacher, coach, and writer. She holds a BS in Communication/Theater from Northwestern, theater certification from BADA and an Ed.M. from Harvard. Ilyse was most recently seen on stage in White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (Umbrella Stage) and as Storyteller in Peter and the Wolf for the Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra. Upcoming projects: Gangster (Drowsy Chaperone) – Lyric Stage Boston. Ilyse is a proud Member of SDC. Love to Glen and the kids and many thanks to Nick for bringing her back home.