Molly Houlahan is a queer New York based director and theatremaker. She is the current Associate Artistic Director at Hypokrit Theatre Company, a New York based company run by and wholly dedicated to underrepresented communities.
Molly most recently directed her original play The Gospel of the Marys at the Furnace Festival the summer of 2019, In Search of Maria Theresa by Maria Barrata at the Women’s Cycle at the Cell Theatre the summer of 2019, and also the successful run of R+J: A Genderqueer/Female Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet as a coproduction between Access Theater and Hypokrit Theatre Company in the fall of 2018. She directed of the Off-Broadway run of How to Succeed as an Ethnically Ambiguous Actor at Castillo Theatre starring Zenobia Shroff from “The Big Sick" in the fall of 2017. Her original musical Scorched was featured as part of the Araca Project in 2016. Her directing work has been featured in FringeNYC, TinyRhino Short Play Festival, Hypokrit’s Tamasha at Playwrights Horizons, and The Habitat as a part of NYTW's Jonathan Larson Lab. She most recently directed a reading of A Visitor Pass on the Virgin Mary by Jacqueline Pereda at Hypokrit’s Tamasha Nights at Players Theatre. Molly has been a Directing Fellow at Berkeley Rep, Playwrights Horizons, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Manhattan Theatre Club.
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR CREDITS
At Berkeley Rep, Molly assisted Daniel Sullivan on Macbeth starring Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards”) and Conleth Hill (“Game of Thrones”), Mary Zimmerman, Sean Graney, Les Waters, and Tony Taccone on Latin History for Morons starring John Leguizamo that went to Broadway in 2017. Molly assistant directed for Kate Whoriskey on the Pulitzer Prize Winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage at the Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Arena Stage. Sweat went on to a Tony-nominated Broadway run in 2017. She assistant directed for Les Waters on For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday by Sarah Ruhl at Playwrights Horizons, Rebecca Taichman on A Face In The Crowd reading by Elvis Costello and Sarah Ruhl at The Public, and Kate Whoriskey on Songs For A New World by Jason Robert Brown at Encores! at New York City Center. She most recently Associate Directed for Anne Kauffman on Fire In My Mouth by Julia Wolfe at the New York Philharmonic. This coming year she will assist Lynne Meadow on The Perplexed at Manhattan Theatre Club.
Molly has worked with The Public in the Producing Department and at Steppenwolf in the Artistic Department. She has assisted artists such as Sarah Jones (Sell/Buy/Date) and Mira Nair ("Monsoon Wedding"). As an actor, Molly worked with Eve Ensler and Jo Bonney on I Am An Emotional Creature at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the Vassar PowerHouse Festival, and at the Donna Karen Zen Foundation. Molly won the Louis Sudler Prize for Excellence in the Performing and Creative Arts upon graduating Yale University.
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