Portia Krieger is a New York-based theater director who mostly works on new plays and musicals. Recent productions include Olivia Dufault’s The Tomb of King Tot (Clubbed Thumb - New York Times Critic’s Pick!), Sofia Alvarez’s Friend Art (2ST Uptown), Sarah Einspanier's The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Caroline V. McGraw's The Bachelors (Lesser America) Gabrielle Reisman's Storm, Still (Brooklyn Yard), Peggy Stafford’s 16 Words Or Less (Clubbed Thumb), Clare Barron's Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb), and Eager to Lose, a burlesque farce Portia co-created with writer Matthew-Lee Erlbach, director Wes Grantom, and burlesque starlet Tansy (Ars Nova).
Portia has workshopped new plays with the O'Neill/National Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Horizons, 2ST, Roundabout Underground, New York Stage & Film, Rattlestick, Page 73, Ars Nova, the Lark, the Juilliard School, NYMF, and many others. She is a member of the Civilians R&D Group, an inaugural O'Neill/NNPN National Director's Fellow, a former New Georges Audrey Resident, an alumna of the Drama League Directors Project and the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a former Ars Nova Director-in-Residence, a Clubbed Thumb Affiliated Artist, and a co-founder of the New Georges Jam. Associate Director of Fun Home on Broadway and on tour. Education: BA in Theater, Smith College. She's also Sonya's mom.