Abbie is very pleased to be joining the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Iowa as Associate Professor of Instruction and Head of the MFA program in Stage Management. Abbie was most recently Director of the BFA program in Stage Management at the Boston Conservatory. She has also taught at Suffolk University, Northeastern University and Emerson College.
Abbie has worked as a Production Stage Manager and an Arts Manager for over 25 years, supervising theatre, dance, opera, and festivals at the American Repertory Theatre, The Public Theatre, The Market Theatre, Green Street Studios, The International Festival of Arts and Ideas, The Boston Early Music Festival and The Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, among others.
She has worked with such artists as Anna Deavere Smith, Robert Wilson, Meredith Monk, Lucinda Childs, Ping Chong, Richard Foreman and Andrei Serban and has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. From 2012 to 2013 Abbie was the Production Stage Manager for the international touring revival of the groundbreaking Robert Wilson/Philip Glass opera "Einstein on the Beach".
A native of Boston, Abbie received a BA with Honors in English from the University of Chicago.