Bob McGrath

Bob McGrath

Director Bob McGrath is Co-Founder and Director of Ridge Theater. Mr. McGrath has directed theater, opera and ballet at venues including BAM, LA Opera, Lincoln Center, American Repertory Theater, Carnegie Hall, BRIC, Kimmel Center-Verizon Hall with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Krannert Center, Vineyard Theater, Arts at St. Ann's, La MaMa E.T.C. and The Kitchen. His direction abroad includes Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Cite de la Musique (Paris), Muziekebow (Amsterdam), Oi Casa Grande Theater (Rio de Janeiro) and De Singel (Antwerp). Bob has collaborated with composers, writers and conductors including John Adams, Gavin Bryars, Mark Dion, Ben Katchor, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Neil LaBute, David Lang, Warren Leight, Mark Mulcahy, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Susan Sontag, Robert Spano, DJ Spooky, Mac Wellman and Julia Wolfe. He is currently an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech, and has taught at UC Davis, Sarah Lawrence College and NYU. Mr. McGrath has been awarded three OBIE awards for Direction, Best Production and Sustained Achievement.

Laurie Olinder

Laurie Olinder

Projection and Set Designer Laurie Olinder is a multi-media designer, painter and photographer. She has been awarded an Obie Award, a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award and an Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Design in the Theater. Ms. Olinder has designed projections for many contemporary composers and performers including John Adams, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Gavin Bryars, Bryce Dressner, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Henryk Gorecki, The Kronos Quartet, David Lang and Julia Wolfe. Her work has been shown at noted performance venues including American Repertory Theater, BAM, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and MASS MoCA.

Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison

Filmmaker Bill Morrison has screened films at festivals, museums and concert halls worldwide, including Sundance Film Festival, Tate Modern, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Museum of Modern Art has acquired eight of his titles. Mr. Morrison has been commissioned to create films for some of the most important composers of our time, including John Adams, Gavin Bryars, Bill Frisell, Michael Gordon, Henryk Gorecki, David Lang, Harry Partch, Steve Reich and Julia Wolfe. Bill is a Guggenheim Fellow and has received the Alpert Award. His work with Ridge Theater has been recognized with two Bessie awards and an Obie Award. Decasia, his feature length collaboration with composer Michael Gordon, is described by J. Hoberman of the Village Voice as “the most widely acclaimed American avant-garde film of the fin-de-siècle.”