Top 50 Power Women – 2016

Charlotte Moore/Irish Repertory Theatre

Charlotte Moore is the artistic director and co-founder with Ciaran O’Reilly of the acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre, a theater company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish-American works to the stage.

Though she grew up the granddaughter of Irish immigrants from County Wexford in a rural farming community in the Midwest, after a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Charlotte found her way to New York City and onto the stage. She has a distinguished career in acting and directing, having appeared in over ten Broadway Productions including Private Lives co-starring with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. She has directed over sixty of the plays produced in New York by the Irish Repertory Theatre.

Among her many awards she has received two Tony Award nominations, and has been given the Irish America Top 100 Irish Award, The Irish American Writers and Artists Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award, The Outer Critic’s Circle Award, and the 2008 Irish Women Of The Year Award. Charlotte was named “Director of the Year” by the Wall Street Journal in 2011.

Moore also takes an active role in promoting women in the theater world in many capacities. The Rep has produced several plays by female playwrights, and also often employs many female designers and theater professionals. Moore told BroadwayWorld’s Adrienne Onofri, “I try to choose a wide variety of ethnic professionals, especially women.”