Lori Wolter Hudson, Artistic Director
Lori Wolter Hudson has worked with The New Harmony Project for over fifteen years as a director, dramaturg, and administrator. She has directed projects by writers including Crystal Skillman, Katie Bender, Susan Bernfield, Jessica Dickey, Andrea Stolowitz, James Still, John Pielmeier, Arlene Hutton, Y York, and Lee Blessing.
Lori is a director, adapter, and producer who recently relocated to Indianapolis from over a decade in NYC. A native Hoosier, in early 2017 Lori directed Stuart Little with Indiana Repertory Theatre. In New York, she co-founded a theatre company called Three Day Hangover, dedicated to telling classics stories in bars and other unique locations. With 3DH, she adapted and directed several productions including Drunkle Vanya, which successfully transferred off-Broadway, as well as the critically-acclaimed R+J: Star-Cross'd Death Match, among others. Their commissioned project, Drunk Shakespeare, has been running for over three years off-Broadway and was named a New York Times Critic’s Pick.
Lori has worked at theatres across the country including Roundabout Theatre Company, Signature Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Playwrights Horizons, the Kennedy Center, South Coast Repertory, Pittsburgh Public Theater, American Conservatory Theater, and the O’Neill Theater Center. Lori assistant directed the Tony award-winning revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Pam MacKinnon. She was the inaugural recipient of the SDCF Charles Abbott Fellowship, is a member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and studied at the Moscow Art Theater. Lori is an SDC associate member and a graduate of the University of Evansville.