Britt Berke is a New York-based director who loves to develop, doctor, and dissect. Her work investigates how love, power, and femininity are intertwined, perceived, and revolutionized.
Britt is a Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow, the Associate Artistic Director of Torn Out Theater, the Artistic Assistant to Director Tamilla Woodard, and the Assistant Director of Object Collection. She was the SDCF Directing Observer on Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine (dir. Lileana Blain-Cruz, by Lynn Nottage) at Signature Theatre. Recent directing credits include Round Room (Origin Theatre's 1st Irish Festival), Pancake Day (November Theatre Collective), Liberian Girl n Brooklyn (Mabou Mines), and Promenade in concert (The Public Theater's The Rest I Make Up Marathon). She holds assistant directing credits with JoAnne Akalaitis, Gabriel Vega Weissman, Katherine Wilkinson, Pitr Strait, Kara Feely, Shannon Sindelar and Alice Reagan. Britt has interned with WP Theater, TDR: The Drama Review, New Georges and Theatre Communications Group.
Britt graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University with a theatre major, English minor, directing concentration and departmental honors. She was one of two Barnard students to complete the selective Senior Thesis in Directing in 2018. She directed Bertolt Brecht's early one-act comedy, A Respectable Wedding, with an aim to re-radicalize Brecht's theories to investigate feminism within the institution of bourgeoise marriage and relationships. Britt received the Barnard Theatre Department's only Departmental Award: the Kenneth Janes Prize in Theatre for "outstanding intellectual and artistic achievement."