Meredith McDonough is the associate artistic director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she has directed Marginal Loss, The Santaland Diaries, Angels in America, Airness, Circle Mirror Transformation, Peter and the Starcatcher, This Random World, Dot, The Last Five Years, Noises Off, The Whipping Man, brownsville song (b-side for tray) and The Delling Shore.

Previously, McDonough was the director of new works at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, California, where she directed the world premiere musical Triangle, as well as Upright Grand, Auctioning the Ainsleys, Silent Sky, Now Circa Then, [title of show] and Opus (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards: Best Director and Best Production). Other San Francisco credits include the premiere of Miss Bennett—Christmas at Pemberley and A Steady Rain at Marin Theatre Company, and The Lily’s Revenge and Another Way Home at Magic Theatre.

Regionally, favorites include the U.S. premiere of NSFW (Roundhouse Theatre), Fair Use (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Eurydice (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Book Club Play (Dallas Theater Center) and the Washington, D.C. premiere of the musical Summer of ’42.

In New York City, McDonough has developed work with Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Keen Company and Ars Nova. She was the associate artistic director of The Orchard Project, was the new works director for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, and currently serves on the board of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

McDonough received her B.S. from Northwestern University and her M.F.A. from University of California, San Diego.