Director Biography

Mary Corrigan

Mary K. “Billie” Corrigan (1919 – 2003) was an Oregon native and a graduate of the University of Iowa, along with her husband Robert Ford Corrigan. He served in the Army during WWII, and on his return, landed at San Diego State College, teaching stagecraft, stage and costume design. He was scene designer for the San Diego Shakespeare Festival and La Jolla Playhouse.

In San Diego, she taught children’s theatre, and helped develop San Diego Junior Theatre. Mrs Corrigan was a director of early Junior Theatre productions, including Cinderella of Loreland.

Bob and Billie moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as art director for NBC and ABC, pioneering work in color for both networks, notably NBC’s first color show — the famous Matinee Theater — as well as numerous other shows; and as set designer for Disney for a number of motion pictures. Billie taught first grade in the Los Angeles Unified School District for thirty years.

Later, she served as a director in the Campfire Girls and remained a devoted environmentalist, as well as an enthusiastic world traveler.

Farmer Grigg’s Boggart

Directed by Mrs Richard Billingsley and Mary Corrigan
Adapted for the Stage by Mary Thurman Pyle
Based on the Story by Howard Pyle

Farmer Grigg's boggart is a mischievous imp!