Erica Gould is a theatre director and teacher from NYC. She recently directed a 15-theatre UK tour of a play she developed and directed about Muslim-American women that has been featured in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and on Radio 4 Woman's Hour. Her directing credits include three world premieres of plays by Neil LaBute and productions at The Public Theatre, Cherry Lane, and The New York Musical Theatre Festival. She has directed numerous works of Shakespeare, Restoration, Jacobean, and Georgian plays; original opera-theatre; and radio-theatre for National Public Radio. She has taught at Yale, NYU, Fordham, Pace, Bard, Red Bull Theater, and the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Art; has been a returning guest director at the O’Neill National Theatre Institute, and has directed productions for educational institutions including The Shakespeare Theatre's Academy of Classical Acting, Yale University, Pace University, Connecticut College, and University at Buffalo. She is also a fight choreographer, and has been a featured speaker for the American Theatre Wing’s Masters of the Stage Series on fight direction and physical staging.