Toby Vera Bercovici is a director whose work utilizes a rigorous authenticity and playful relationship with the elements of time to help tell important stories. She has created several dance-theater adaptations of classic texts, including Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission (co-created with Emily Denison; reviewed in New England Theatre Journal), Of Turlygods & Time: The Tale of King Lear, and The Life and Death of Queen Margaret (co-created with Dan Morbyrne). New York credits include Spring Awakening at the Looking Glass Theatre and the world premier of Genesis at the Circus Warehouse. She also assistant directed Belize, Imminence, and Hot Lunch Apostles for The Talking Band at La Mama E.T.C. and Old Comedy for Target Margin at Classic Stage. In Western Massachusetts, she has directed for Silverthorne Theatre, Hampshire Shakespeare Company, the Majestic Theatre, Northampton Center for the Arts, Ashfield Community Theatre, Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble, and Pauline Productions. She is a governing company member of the ensemble Real Live Theatre and an associate artist for Pauline Productions. She recently co-created the solo performance piece Offering It Up with performer Carolyn Shakti Sadeh. Other productions include A Doll House, The House of Bernarda Alba, Night on the Galactic Railroad, O Yes I Will (I will remember the spirit and texture of this conversation), Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, and 4,000 Miles. She was a participant of the 2012 Shakespeare & Company Month Long Intensive and has taught theater at Holyoke Community College, American International College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as on her own in a series of community-based adult acting courses.