Director Bob McGrath is Co-Founder and Director of Ridge Theater. He has directed theater, opera, and ballet at venues including BAM, Lincoln Center, American Repertory Theater, Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, 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, Ben Katchor, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Neil LaBute, David Lang, Warren Leight, Mark Mulcahy, Ben Neill, 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. Bob has been awarded three OBIE awards for Direction, Best Production, and Sustained Achievement.