In Remembrance of Beatrice TerryTuesday, May 22nd, 2012
The Drama League is deeply saddened to say goodbye to Directors Project alumna Beatrice Terry. A brilliant artist, loving wife and mother, and great friend, Beatrice will be missed by all of us at The Drama League. Our sincerest condolences to her friends and family.
Beatrice Terry, a theatre director who was the associate director on several Broadway shows, died May 15 at her home in Jackson Heights, Queens. She had been battling cancer.
Born in 1960, Ms. Terry’s New York directing credits included productions at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, HERE Arts Center and Pearl Theatre Company.
Uptown, she filled the critical, albeit unsung, position of associate director on a number of Broadway plays and musicals, including Memphis, God of Carnage, La Bete and the recent Leap of Faith, assisting directors like Matthew Warchus and Christopher Ashley.
She was assistant director on the Broadway production of Spring Awakening, and later worked on its national tour.
She was a recipient of a NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors and a Drama League Fellowship.
Ms. Terry was most proud of her work as director on several shows in NYC including The Germ Project with New Georges and Lesbian Pulp-O-Rama! She was also the author of several plays and musicals for children, as well as the adult satires Ronbenet and Over a Barrel.
She is survived by her wife, playwright Gretchen M. Michelfeld, and three-year-old son, Beckett, as well as her parents, her sisters and their families in Texas.