Founder & Executive Director
Jill Harrison (Founder & Executive Director) is a theatre director and producer. She began her career in NYC, working for Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Peculiar Works Project, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2009, Jill has served as the Associate Artistic Director at Simpatico Theatre Project, the Festival Director for Philadelphia Theatre Company’s PTC@PLAY, and presently, the Founder & Executive Director of Directors Gathering. Select directing credits include: Alessandra Most’s Private Policy, a circus in two acts (Columbia Stages), Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise and Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Simpatico), David Strattan White’s The Foundling Wheel (FringeArts), Jason Platt’s Frontier (UArts), Charles L. Mee’s Big Love & Stefanie Zadravec’s Honey Brown Eyes, an excerpt (Temple Theaters), and Craig Lucas’ Reckless (Theatre Outlet). An advocate for new work, Jill has collaborated with playwrights & directors on over 20 world & regional premieres. She serves as a mentor for The Foundry, an emerging writers’ collective, and directs and guest teaches new work at University of the Arts, Swarthmore College, Lehigh University, Columbia University, Arcadia University, and Temple University. Jill holds a MFA in Directing from Temple University and a BA in Theatre from Lehigh University. She is a member of Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Lab and an associate member of SDC.