Roxanna Myhrum

Roxie is a Boston-based stage director and the Artistic Director of Puppet Showplace Theater. 

Roxanna Myhrum is a producer and director of opera, theater, and puppetry. As Puppet Showplace Theater's Artistic Director, she curates an annual family series featuring dozens of nationally-touring companies, hosts monthly "Puppets at Night" performances for adults, directs an all-ages education program, and instigates new works by local artists. A sought-after puppetry director and coach, Roxanna also has credits at the Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage, the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Wheelock Family Theater, and many others. Recently, she served on the Board of Directors for Puppeteers of America and the Jim Henson Foundation. In addition to her work in puppetry, Roxanna is active as a stage director in Boston's vibrant fringe opera scene, and has directed over 20 operas performed in 7 languages, many in non-traditional spaces. Roxanna grew up in Springfield, MA where she studied at The Drama Studio. She is an honors graduate of Harvard University.

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Creating a Feminist Punch and Judy Show
Essay

Creating a Feminist Punch and Judy Show

16 June 2019

Roxanna Myhrum looks at the history of the iconic puppet show Punch and Judy and Sarah Nolen’s feminist adaptation of it, Judy Save the Day.