Jim is director of the Boston University School of Theatre and artistic director of Boston’s New Rep Theatre. Most recently in New York, Petosa directed Tom Stoppard and André Previn’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and the operas Carmen and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat as part of the 2008-09 Boston University InCite Arts Festivals. PTP/NYC credits include Monster, Spatter Pattern, A Question of Mercy, Therese Raquin, Somewhere in the Pacific, Marisol, Dog Plays, Statements After an Arrest, and Good.
Olney Theatre directing credits include Democracy, Brooklyn Boy, Copenhagen, The Laramie Project, Art, The Miracle Worker, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (won a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding MusicalProduction), Theatre J’s Collected Stories (received a Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Direction).
A member of the Actor’s Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild, Petosa is the former artistic director of the Olney Theatre Center and has also served on the boards of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Catalyst Theatre, and Playwrights Forum.