Cara Phipps is a director who develops and delights in new plays. At the University of Texas at Austin she has directed The Wild Party (seven Austin Critics' Table Award nominations), Girls in Cars Underwater, and An Accumpulation of Glorious Knick-Knacks (2015 Cohen New Works Festival). She recently returned to Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she was a directing intern for the 50th anniversary season, to direct Goodnight and Trudy, Carolyn, Martha and Regina Travel to Outer Space and Have a Pretty Terrible Time There in The Tens. As a member of Professional Training Company, she directed two devised shows, three solo performance pieces and two 10-minute plays in addition to assisting for the main stage season and the Humana Festival of New American Plays. A California native, Phipps has developed and directed plays in the Bay Area with several companies, including Transient Theater where she directed the world premiere of The Egg Play and received a 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence in Directing award. Cara is a graduate of the drama program at the University of Portland and is currently a M.F.A. Directing candidate at The University of Texas at Austin.
Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower at the University of Texas at Austin, November 2016
Slumber Party by Elizabeth Doss in UTNT at the University of Texas at Austin, March 2017