Directing Plays, Directing People, A Collaborative Art

Mary B. Robinson

Published by Smith & Kraus, 2012
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Synopsis: "Directing Plays, Directing People" is a vivid, engaging, personal journey through the process of making theater, written from a director's perspective. Mary B. Robinson, an award-winning director whose career in both professional and university theater spans many decades, shares her own experience and adds perspective from a number of actors, playwrights, designers, and state managers with whom she has collaborated over the years. This is a book for ALL theater lovers-for the curious theatergoer and seasoned professional as well as the aspiring theater artist.

About the Author: In a career spanning more than three decades, Mary B. Robinson has directed more than sixty theater productions in New York City and around the country and has taught directing at Manhattan Theatre Club. She was the first recipient of the Alan Schneider Award in 1987, a national award in honor of the late director, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 1986 for her production of "Lemon Sky" and she won Philadelphia's Barrymore Award in 1995 for "Of Mice and Men." She is one of fifty directors profiled in the recent book "American Women Stage Directors of the Twentieth Century." For the past fifteen years, she has taught directing at New York University (where she heads the undergraduate directing program at Playwrights Horizons Theater School), and Brooklyn College's MFA Program. She has directed many student productions, including Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," "Richard III," Troilus and Cressida" and "The Tempest," and Chekhov's "Three Sisters," "The Cherry Orchard," and "The Seagull," as well as Clifford Odets's "Golden Boy," Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and Alice Childress's "Wedding Bank," at New York University's Graduate Acting Program, the Juilliard School, Rutgers University, Brooklyn College and Playwrights Horizons Theater School (NYU). For many years she was a board member of the labor union Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, playwright Erik Brogger, and their son, Chrtistopher.

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