Phoebe Blake Padget
Originally from New Jersey, Phoebe moved to New York in the fall of 2011 to study acting at the Maggie Flanigan Studio. At 17, she was the youngest student to have ever been admitted to the Meisner conservatory program. She graduated in 2013 and was then chosen by The Labyrinth Theater for their Acting Fellowship, where she participated in monthly masterclasses led by company members. That same year she was a founding member of Ruddy Productions, a new theater company comprised of Maggie Flanigan alumni. It was with Ruddy that she directed her first piece, Come and Take It, in the company's first annual Short Works Festival in 2014. The piece was selected to compete in the Nu*Ten festival and went on to win first place. She is now one of Ruddy's Resident Directors, directing pieces like Sinners On A Southbound Bus which premiered in the 2016 New York Fringe Festival and was named a FringeFAVE. She has had the amazing opportunity to assistant direct two productions at Labyrinth: Nice Girl and The Way West, both directed by Mimi O'Donnell. While working on The Way West - she was invited to be the company's inaugural Directing Apprentice, offering her an opportunity to develop new work at Labyrinth under the guidance of Ms. O'Donnell.
Phoebe has worked with Labyrinth Theater Company, The Kraine Theater, FringeNYC , The John DeSotelle Studio, Eager Risk Theater Company, Six Part Productions, Venus Theater Festival, Shoebox Theater Festival, Nuance Theater, Blowout Theater, Ruddy Productions, The Einhorn School of Performing Arts, Cher Amie Productions, On The Fly Films and more.
Sinner's on a Southbound Bus.
Set during a late night bus ride on a warm, misty Alabama night, "Sinners on a Southbound Bus" is a dramatic/comedic meditation on fear, morality, and the ghosts we leave behind.
Pleasant conversation takes an ominous turn after an encounter with the police reveals that two men share a dark, potentially violent secret, which could place every passenger in danger.
The WAy West.
Mom has entered a new chapter in her life: Chapter 11. Of course, that doesn’t stop her spending money…or borrowing money…or loaning money… or generally digging herself deeper and deeper into bankruptcy. When her daughters decide to stage a financial intervention, things look like they’re getting better. Until they don’t.
( Assistant Director)
In suburban Massachusetts in 1984, thirty seven year old Josephine Rosen has a dead end job, still lives with her mother, and has settled into the uncomfortable comfort of an unintended spinsterhood. But when a chance flirtation with an old classmate and a new friendship at work give her hope for the possibility of change, she dusts off the Jane Fonda tapes, and begins to take tentative steps towards a new life. A play about the tragedy and joy of figuring out who you are and letting go of who you were supposed to be.