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Productions – United States

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare, Atlas Theater, NY, 2011

A WORLD APART by Susan Mosakowski, The Flea Theater, NY, 2011

DOG AND WOLF by Catherine Filloux, 59E59 Theater, NY 2010

LEAH’S TRAIN by Karen Hartman, NAATCO, Barrow Theater, NY, 2009

CABARET, book by Masteroff, music/lyrics by Kander and Ebb, Abe Burrows Theater, NY, 2008

KILLING THE BOSS, by Catherine Filloux, Cherry Lane Theatre, NY, 2008

THE CONSTANT COUPLE, by George Farquhar, The Pearl Theatre Company, NY, 2007

THE BUSYBODY by Susanna Centlivre, Fordham Lincoln Center, NY, 2006

THE DISPUTE by Marivaux, trans. by Neil Bartlett, NAATCO, Abingdon Theatre, NY, 2006

LEMKIN’S HOUSE by Catherine Filloux, McGinn Cazale Theatre and 78th Street Theatre Lab, 2006

THE UNKNOWN, by Janet Allard and Jean Randich, music by Shane Rettig, NY Musical Theatre Festival and P73 Productions, 2005

COMMEDIA DELL SMARTASS, by Sonya Sobieski, New Georges, NY, 2005

ANTIGONE, by Sophocles, NAATCO, INTAR, NY, 2004

KRAKEN, A Story of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville, by Len Jenkin, Todd Mountain Theater, NY, 2003

SILENCE OF GOD, by Catherine Filloux, Contemporary American Theater Festival, WV, 2002

SERIOUS MONEY, by Caryl Churchill, Yale Repertory Theater, 2002

THE FLOATING BOX, an opera by Catherine Filloux and Jason Kao Hwang, Asia Society, NY, 2001

DRAWN TO DEATH by Art Spiegelman and Philip Johnston, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, 2001

BANANAS AND WATER by Barry Jay Kaplan, Todd Mountain Theater, NY, 2001

THE BEAUTY INSIDE by Catherine Filloux and AFTERMATH by Julie McKee, The Hospital Plays, HB Playwrights, 2001

THE UNKNOWN by Allard, Randich, and Rettig, Page 73 Productions, 2001

THE FLOATING BOX by Filloux/Hwang (concert reading), American Opera Projects, 2001

GIRL UNDER GRAIN by Karen Hartman, Award for Best Drama, NY Fringe Festival, 2000

DRAWN TO DEATH by Spiegelman and Johnston (multi-media concert), St. Ann’s Center for the Arts, NY, 2000

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT by Graham Greene, Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME, 2000

IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS by J. W. von Goethe (staged reading), International Colloquium, Yale University, 1999

FIGHTING WORDS by Sunil Kuruvilla (staged reading), The Public Theater, NY, 1999

GUM by Karen Hartman, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1999

STORKS by Catherine Filloux, HB Playwrights Foundation, NY, 1999

HE WHO SAYS YES/ HE WHO SAYS NO by Brecht/Weill, NAATCO, Connelly Theater, NY, 1999

ROCK AND ROY by Kaplan/Weinstock (musical workshop), New Dramatists, NY, 1999

ALICE DOWN THE HOLE by Allard/Rettig, Access Theater, NY, 1998

THE GOLDEN DOOR by Sylvia Regan, Tenement Theatre, NY, 1998

GUM by Karen Hartman, House of Candles, Nada, NY, 1998

LITTLE MAHAGONNY by Brecht/Weill, Dallas Theater Big E Festival, 1996

J. P. MORGAN SAVES THE NATION by Jones/Larson, En Garde Arts, New York, 1995

CRAZY PLAYS by Jeffrey Jones, Tweed Festival, NY, 1994

PEER GYNT by Henrik Ibsen, Yale School of Drama, 1994

LONG ISLAND DREAMER by Selig/Sherman, Yale Cabaret, 1994

LUNCH POET (AN EVENING OF FRANK O’HARA) conceived by Randich/Murphy, Yale Cabaret, 1994

BARNYARD by Franz Xaver Kroetz, Yale School of Drama, 1993

THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare, Yale School of Drama, 1993

ALTERNATING CURRENTS by Lisa Humbertson, New England Actors’ Theatre, New Haven, 1993

STRUGGLE OF THE DOGS AND THE BLACK by Bernard Marie Koltes, Yale School of Drama, 1992

LEONCE AND LENA by Georg Buechner, Yale Cabaret, 1992

OUTSIDE THE DOOR by Wolfgang Borchert, Ensemble Company for the Performing Arts, New Haven, 1992

THE BALTIMORE WALTZ by Paula Vogel, Ensemble Company for the Performing Arts, New Haven, 1992

LULU by Frank Wedekind, Yale School of Drama, 1992

QUARTET by Heiner Mueller, Yale Cabaret, 1992

THE ROAD by Edwin Sanchez, Yale School of Drama, 1991

 

Productions – Norway

TOVERTONIKVARTETTEN by Eigil Steinsfjord Det Åpne Teater, Oslo, 1994

 

Productions – Germany

DIE KARTOTHEK (THE CARD INDEX) by Tadeusz Rozewicz Bielefeld Theater Workshop, 1989

FEN by Caryl Churchill Bielefeld Theater Workshop, 1988

THE LUCKY CHANCE by Aphra Behn Mobiles Theater, Bielefeld, 1987

UNTERM STRICH (Below the Belt) cabaret by Randich/Stoll Mobiles Theater, Bielefeld, 1984

 

Productions – University

WHEN YOU’RE HERE by Samuel D. Hunter, Bennington College, VT, 2012

ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare, Bennington College, VT, 2011

MAHAGONNY SONGSPIEL by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, Bennington College, VT, 2010

GOD OF VENGEANCE by Donald Margulies (adapted from Sholom Asch), Bennington College, VT 2009

THE FIGARO PROJECT, Beaumarchais/Mozart/Overymyer, Bennington College, VT 2008

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, Bennington College, VT, 2007

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, by Lorca, translated by Caridad Svich, Bennington College, VT, 2005

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & DINNER by Luis Alfaro Bennington, College, VT, 2004

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare, Bennington College, VT, 2003

MARISOL, by Jose Rivera O’Connell Theatre, Northern Illinois University, 2003

TARTUFFE by Moliere, translated by Richard Wilbur, Bennington College, VT, 2000

TROY WOMEN by Euripides/adapted by Karen Hartman, Bennington College, VT, 1998

THE BREASTS OF TIRESIAS by Guillaume Apollinaire, Bennington College, VT, 1997

THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Brecht/Weill, Bennington College, VT, 1997

ROBERTO ZUCCO by Bernard Marie Koltes, Bennington College, VT, 1996

 

Artistic Director

Ensemble Company for the Performing Arts, New Haven, CT. 1992 Helmed a season of five politically stimulating theater pieces for this 30 member non-profit ensemble theater company with an $85,000 budget. Developed the artistic mission, selected and cast all plays, and directed two of them to critical acclaim as “best in New Haven.”

 

Assistant Director

Productions include
CURLEW RIVER by Benjamin Britten, Ping Chong, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC, 1997

AFTER SORROW by Ping Chong, Ping Chong, La Mama, New York, 1997

DET GODE MENNESKE FRA SEZUAN by Bertolt Brecht, Ragnar Lyth, Nationaltheatret, Norway, 1994

SAINT JOAN OF THE STOCKYARDS by Bertolt Brecht, Liz Diamond, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1993

THE NAME OF OEDIPUS by Helene Cixous, Marya Mazor, Yale School of Drama, 1991

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI by Bertolt Brecht, Juergen Koenig, Bielefeld City Theater, 1990

KING LEAR by William Shakespeare, Juergen Koenig, Bielefeld City Theater, 1989

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT by Eugene O’Neill, Ullrich Haupt, Bielefeld City Theater, 1989

FRIEDE: adapted from Aristophanes’ ARCHANER & EIRENE, Juergen Koenig, Bielefeld City Theater, 1988

DIE FLEDERMAUS by Johann Strauss, Jorg Fallheier, Bielefeld City Theater, 1988

 

Grants, Commissions, Honors, and Awards

Adjudicator for the 15th session of the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theater Cairo, Egypt, 2003

Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant with Page 73 Productions for THE UNKNOWN, a silent musical 2002

Mabou Mines Residency with Brighde Mullins and Robert Murphy: RARE BIRD 2001-2002

Best Drama Award: GIRL UNDER GRAIN, NY International Fringe Festival 2000

Director/Dramaturg for new opera, THE FLOATING BOX, The Asia Society, NY. Composer Jason Kao Hwang 1999-2001

The Drama League: New Directors/New Works Program for GIRL UNDER GRAIN, by K. Hartman and K. Sherman 1998

The Dallas Opera: Commission for the libretto for a new opera, THE MIRACULOUS PHONOGRAPH RECORD 1996-1997

NEA/TCG Director Fellowship (observed/assisted J.Akalaitis, Francesca Zambello, Ping Chong, Anne Bogart) 1995-1997

Fox Foundation Fellowship Grant of $10,000 to further Ibsen studies Oslo, Norway, 1994

American Academy of Poets Award 1976, 1979

 

Translator

BARNYARD by Franz Xaver Kroetz German to English 1993

QUARTET by Heiner Mueller German to English (with Doug Langworthy) 1992

THE LUCKY CHANCE by Aphra Behn English to German (with Albrecht Stoll) 1986

 

Affiliations

Reviewer for Truthdig.com 2011-Present

Drama League Alumna of New Directors/New Works 1998-Present

New Georges Affiliated Artist 2005-Present

Airmid Theatre: Classic Plays by Women (Director: Hrosvitha, Spanish Golden Age) 2006-Present

Shakespeare Society (director of scenes in Shakespeare Birthday Marathon) Symphony Space, April 23, 2006

First Look Company, NYU, director of new work 2005-2007

George Abbott Resident Director New Dramatists, NY, March-April, 1998

Directing Forum Women’s Project and Productions, 1998

Assistant Director (6 productions a year) Bielefeld City Theater, 1988-1991

Resident Actor, Designer and Director Mobiles Theater, 1982-1987

 

Teaching

Professor of Drama: Directing, Playmaking, Acting, Drama Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, 1995-Present

Professor: History of Directing/Modern US Drama New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, 2004-Present

Professor: Theatre History II (1588-1720) Fordham University, NY, Fall 2006

Guest Director: Riders to the Sea New England Conservatory, Boston, MA, 2006

Professor: History of Theater, From Athens to Shakespeare’s Globe Eugene Lang College/New School, NY, Fall 2003

Workshop Production: Measure for Measure Eugene Lang College/New School, NY, Fall 2001

Guest Artist: Directing and the Living Playwright Eugene Lang College/New School, NY, Spring 2000

Lecturer in Theater: Experiments in Acting Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Spring 1998

Faculty Member: Department of English/Literature Oberstufenkolleg at the University of Bielefeld, 1980-1987

 

Publications

“Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays”, Ed. by Malpede, Messina, and Shuman. Book Review: truthdig.com.

“Our Daily Bread”, a novel by Lauren Davis. Book Review: truthdig.com

“Thicker than Blood, Longer than Birth: Mother and Other in Karen Hartman’s Girl Under Grain:” an introduction to Girl Under Grain, by Karen Hartman, No Passport Press, 2010.

“Challenges of Directing Lemkin’s House,” in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, Vol.16, No.2, July 2006, 283-286. Routledge, c. 2006.

“The Ephemeral Page Meets The Ephemeral Stage: Comix in Performance;” Interview with Art Spiegelman, Phillip Johnston, and Jean Randich, conducted by Alice Moore, in Theater, Vol. 33, Number 1. Yale School of Drama, Yale Repertory Theatre, c. 2003.

“Possession”, Three Rivers Journal 17/18, Pittsburg, 1981.

“Heart Work”, New Letters, Kansas City, Spring 1980.

“Pharoah’s Question”, Hellcoal Review, Volume V, Number 1, Providence, 1978.

“Sestina for Machine City”, Issues, Providence, Spring 1976.

Theater reviews, Fresh Fruit, Providence, 1978-1980.

ELSEWHERE, Shubert Playbook Series, Volume IV, Number 1, Providence, 1976.

 

New Work in Development

Will Sacrifice, by Julie McKee, Ensemble Studio Theater, Octoberfest, NY, 2010, EST Southampton, 2011

Dog and Wolf, Dog and Wolf Meets the Community, NY, 2010

A Thing of Beauty, by Sherry Kramer, New Dramatists and Hedgebrook’s Women Playwrights Festival, NY, 2010

A Letter from Omdurman,by Jeffrey M. Jones, hotINK Festival 2010

Untitled, by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas, Creativity Fund, New Dramatists, NY, 2010

The Big Artist, Creativity Workshop with Karen Hartman and Chris Wells, NY 2009

Dog and Wolf, by Catherine Filloux, Playwrights Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2009

Mila, Tibet’s Singing Yogi, Book by J.C. van Itallie, Lyrics by Lois Walden, Music by Steve Gorn, Juilliard, 2008

Killing the Boss, by Catherine Filloux, Playwrights Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2007 Lucinda Caval, by Caridad Svich, Primary Stages, NY, 2007

A Little Betrayal Among Friends, by Caridad Svich, Airmid Theater, Babylon, NY, 2006

Killing the Boss, by Catherine Filloux, William Inge Theater Festival, Independence, Kansas, 2006

Slaughter Songs, new music theater work by C. Svich and M. Kent, Working Sessions, New Dramatists, 2005

Lemkin’s House, with Catherine Filloux; Presentation at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, March 2005

Bone November, a new work on Georgia O’Keeffe, by Karen Hartman, PlayTime, New Dramatists, 2004

The Unknown, with Janet Allard and Shane Rettig, The Public Theater, New Work Now, Joe’s Pub, Halloween, 2004

The Monkey King, an interactive exhibition based on the Chinese legend, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 2003-2004

Wellspring, Ruth Margraff’s Balkan Opera, developed in PlayTime, New Dramatists, 2003

 

Education

Yale School of Drama MFA Directing 1994

Brown University MA Creative Writing 1980

Brown University BA, magna cum laude English and American Literature 1976