director | producer | writer | entrepreneur

About

 
Photo by Izzy Romilly

Photo by Izzy Romilly

 

About Me

I’m originally from Queens, NYC where I lived until 17, when I moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend Harvard University. As a student living in NYC, I enjoyed reviewing Broadway and Off-Broadway shows for the Theater Development Fund’s student magazine, as well as dancing with the Martha Graham School for Contemporary Dance, and working in a Neuroscience Lab at Queens College.

At Harvard, I pursued an honor’s degree in English, for which I worked with former New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson for my creative nonfiction thesis on the collaboration of T.S. Eliot and director E. Martin Browne. While at Harvard, I was heavily involved in directing theatre and writing in publications on campus, such as the Harvard Advocate, the Harvard Crimson, Harvard Magazine and the Arts Blog for Harvard’s Office for the Arts. I spent my summers pursuing theatre, working at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the American Repertory Theatre, as well as in Berlin learning about documentary filmmaking.

I have always had an interest in neuroscience, and I completed a secondary degree in Mind/Brain/Behavior, as well as a citation in French.

After graduating Harvard, I moved to Oxford, UK to complete Master’s degree in Modernist English. As a member of St. Catherine’s College, I threw myself into British life by becoming a Tea and Biscuit Officer, and even trying my hand at rowing. My research focused on the metaphorical prescience of T.S. Eliot’s plays in the works of Sara Kane, Branden Jacob-Jenkins, and Annie Baker, as advised by Dr. Sos Eltis.

After graduating from Oxford I was awarded endorsement from the University to remain in the UK as a Graduate Entrepreneur, under which I founded two companies, Part of the Main and Part of the Night. I have since enjoyed a varied career in London as a director and producer.

Please get in touch by emailing me at oliviamunk@gmail.com.

For specific business enquiries, please email either hello@partofthemain.com or info@partofthenight.com.