Alma Becker

Courses taught:
Introduction to Acting
Acting Styles
Special Studies in Acting
Directing for the Theater
Advanced Directing

Alma Becker was a resident director at the Eureka Theater, San Francisco; Bay Area Playwrights Festival, California; and New Dramatist, New York. She is a member of The Women's Project and Productions, NYC, where she has directed productions of OLD WIVES TALE by Julie Jensen and CONSEQUENCES by Kat Smith, and directed developmental workshops of new plays by Sally Nemith, Laura Harrington, Carolyn Anderson, and Wilma Hall. Becker's other New York directing credits include productions at Primary Stages, Theater for a New City, South Street Theater, the Bitter End, West Bank Downstairs Theater Bar, and the American Place Theater. She has directed several contemporary living newspapers including BREAD AND FREEDOM, ONE THIRD OF A NATION, and FACES: A LIVING NEWSPAPER ON AIDS. For the Department of Theater at Skidmore College she has directed RED NOSES, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, TONIGHT WE IMPROVISE, A SLIGHT CASE OF MURDER, WALL OF WATER, THE SCARLET LETTER, and VINEGAR TOM. Becker's award-winning productions in San Francisco include DADDIES, LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY, and MOURNING PICTURES and award nominated productions include FEFU AND HER FRIENDS and MARATHON '33. Becker was a recipient of a NEA Directing Fellowship and a Jerome Foundation directing grant. She has studied with Olympia Dukakis, Lloyd Richards, and Joe Chaikin.