COME TO LEAVE, as published in Smith & Kraus' Best Play of 1994. Produced at The Mint Space in New York. From The New York Times: "… that so many levels of thought can be conveyed in so few words testifies to great skill…" From theatermania.com: "…chanting the words “meaning” and “me” repeatedly–a game that goes some distance to thoughtfully connect the two." My ROLE: writer/director.
PICKLING (world premiere) by Pulitzer Prize winner, Suzan-Lori Parks. From The New York Times: "…a blinding moment of elation so unexpected it makes you want to yell and many people in the theater do." Produced by Lincoln Center Directors Lab with five invited remounts including at Joe’s Pub at The NYSF Public Theater.
MY ROLE: director.
THE PRESIDENTS DAY SALE by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks. Produced at Joe’s Pub and The New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
MY ROLE: director.
SQUARE ONE by Academy Award winner Steve Tesich. An international multi-media production at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. From EdinburghGuide.com: "… the digitally projected set creates an uneasy backdrop of perfection." MY ROLE: director.
LAY ME DOWN. A play with live 5 piece band, based on the story of Richard & Linda Thompson, produced at the original headquarters of NY Fringe Festival. From TheaterMania.com: “It raises the bar in terms of downtown theater… fluidly directed by Allison Eve Zell.” MY ROLE: director
INSIGNIFICANCE. An imaginary encounter in which Marilyn Monroe (played by Judy Greer; http://imdb.to/2btDNs1), Albert Einstein, Joe McCarthy & DiMaggio mine the 1950s for traces of humanity. Produced at Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. MY ROLE: director
THE BACCHAE. Produced at The Powerhouse Theatre at Vassar. The Greek god of ecstasy and his chorus of women (featuring Alicia Goranson, on left; http://imdb.to/2yZolvI), punish a non-believer by tricking his mother into beheading him, thinking he is a sacrificial animal. MY ROLE: director