Moderated talk with groundbreaking American theatre director
Monday, March 17th, 2014
7:30pm (doors at 7:00pm)
HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank Street, NYC
Moderated by Alan Pally
All are welcome! Followed by a reception.
$10 suggested donation/ $5 HB students, staff & faculty
STUART VAUGHAN’s productions as Founding Artistic Director of The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, producer) garnered the first Tony Award for that company, as well as Obie and Drama Desk Awards for himself. He has directed over 200 productions, 45 of them in New York. He was the Artistic Director of the Phoenix Theatre in New York, and the Founding Artistic Director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Vaughan’s early career included acting in stock companies from Maine to Wisconsin, Off-Broadway appearances in the Tony Award winning THIEVES’ CARNIVAL and THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE, and Broadway stints in Shaw’s THE MILLIONAIRESS starring Katherine Hepburn, THE STRONG ARE LONELY, T.S. Eliot’s THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK, and THE CHALK GARDEN.
He has been awarded two honorary doctorates for his work as a pioneer of American regional theatre. Vaughan is the author of produced plays (ASSASSINATION 1865, Goodman Theatre; GHOST DANCE, Trinity Square; and THE ROYAL GAME, The New Globe Theatre). He has taught at Harvard, and he held an Endowed Chair at the Florida State University as Eminent Scholar while heading the Asolo Theatre.
PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEATRE is a series of conversations with representatives of New York nonprofit theatre companies. Learn about their artistic objectives, their selection process, and how they accomplish their work.