Margot Bordelon is a Brooklyn based director who specializes in new work. Recent projects include Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder at the Roundabout Underground and the Alliance, T. by Dan Aibel at American Theater Company, The Pen by Julianne Wick Davis and Dan Collins for Premieres NYC (NYT’s Critic's pick), peerless by Jiehae Park at Marin Theatre Company and Yale Rep, The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play by Megan Hill for Dodo Collective, A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler for The Playwrights Realm (NYT's Critic's pick), and Okay, Bye by Joshua Conkel at Steppenwolf Theater.
In New York, she’s developed new plays with Ars Nova, Atlantic Theatre, The Bushwick Starr, Cherry Lane, Clubbed Thumb, Juilliard, The Lark, Ma-Yi, NYTW, P73, Primary Stages, The Public, Rattlestick, Roundabout, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Target Margin, and Theater Masters, among others. Regionally, she’s developed work with Berkeley Rep, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Perry Mansfield, Play Penn, Playwrights Center, Portland Center Stage, The Wilma, Yale Repertory Theater, and Woolly Mammoth.
Margot moved east after spending six years in Chicago working as a director, writer and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago, where she conceived and directed We Live Here; Lies & Liars; and Yes, This Really Happened to Me (all with Cassy Sanders). She spent four seasons working on the artistic staff of Lookingglass Theatre. In Chicago she also worked for Collaboraction, Timeline, Pavement Group, Live Bait, Around the Coyote, Hell in a Handbag, and Steppenwolf Theatre where she assistant directed for both Tina Landau and Austin Pendleton. She spent three years as a storyteller for 2nd Story, and her autobiographical work has been seen numerous times on the Victory Garden’s stage, including her one-woman show You Are Here.
Margot originally hails from Seattle where she worked for Seattle Repertory Theatre, Empty Space, University of Washington PATP, Live Girls! and Double Shot Productions. She is a proud graduate of the Yale School of Drama where she received an MFA in Directing, and Cornish College of the Arts where she received her BFA in Theater with an emphasis in Original Work.