Inside ATC Artist: Chanel Bragg

Chanel Bragg

is a proud Arizonan who is ecstatic to make her ATC directorial debut with The Glass Menagerie (2023). Appointed in 2020 as ATC’s Associate Artistic Director, she is thrilled to premiere at her home theatre post guest directing at St. Louis Repertory Theatre, garnering her an “A-List Editor’s Choice Award” in 2022 from St. Louis Magazine. Bragg co-founded two initiatives: The Soul of Broadway performance troupe (2009) The United Colours of Arizona Theatre (2016) with an emphasis to inspire diversity, equity, and true inclusion within our local arts community. Additionally, Bragg was highlighted in PHOENIX Magazine’sGreat 48” (2022), American Theatre Magazine’s “10 Rising Black Women to Watch in the American Theatre” (2022), and recipient of the Arizona Capitol Times award for “Leader of the Year” in Arts & Culture (2021). Favorite directing credits include Stick Fly, The Wolves, The Piano Lesson, For Colored Girls, Lizzie, Hair, and a bilingual adaptation of The Last Five Years. Additionally, she performed in ATC patron favorites as Alma Hix in The Music Man (2018), Frenchie in Cabaret (2019), and Vera in Justice (2022). Bragg is most proud of her producorial and directing work on The Alexander Project, a touring Hamilton revue in conjunction with Live Nation.