DIRECTING WISH LIST

To Whom It May Concern – This is merely a sampling of authors, works, and genres that spark something in me…more to come, as always. One of the many reasons why I love directing is the discovery of the new, and the re-discovery of the forgotten. I treat classics like new plays, and new work with the depth and text analysis of classic plays.

  Some favorite authors whose works I want to explore more: Lucas Hnath, Bess Wohl, Stephen Karam, Rajiv Joseph, Laura Eason, Nina Raine, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Ayad Akhtar, Carey Crim, J.T Rogers,  George Brandt, Dominic Finocchiaro, Lauren Gunderson, George Bernard Shaw, Tennessee Williams, Aphra Behn, Harold Pinter, William Shakespeare, Lynn Nottage, Bertolt Brecht, Lydia Diamond,

Annie Baker, Anton Chekhov...

 

SMALLER CASTS

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Eugene O'Neill

THE SOUND INSIDE

Adam Rapp

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY

Larissa Fasthorse

THE EFFECT

Lucy Prebble

OR,

Liz Duffy Adams

MARIE ANTOINETTTE, THE COLOR OF FLESH

Joel Gross

I’ve directed two readings of this. It’s a powerful, sexy three-hander with two great roles for women and based on the woman who painted Marie Antoinette and survived the Revolution.

ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER

Rajiv Joseph


THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Jeffrey Hatcher adaptation of Henry James

An excellent two-hander, gripping and a tour-de-force for a man and woman.

PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS

John Patrick Shanley

I’ve directed a reading of this in LA and would love do a full production. Delightful boulevard comedy.


TALLY’S FOLLY

Lanford Wilson

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

Edward Albee


OLD TIMES / BETRAYAL / THE HOMECOMING

Harold Pinter

I’ve directed a university production of Old Times and can’t wait to do more Pinter.

THE COCKTAIL HOUR

A R Gurney

Growing up in Connecticut, I think I have a special insight into the family dynamics.

THE PRICE

Arthur Miller


THREE DAYS OF RAIN

Richard Greenberg

THE INVISIBLE HAND

Ayad Akhtar


MIDSIZE CASTS

PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS

Duncan Macmillan

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

Tony Kushner

MEN ON BOATS

Jacklyn Backhaus

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS

Bess Wohl

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

J.B. Priestley


BECKY SHAW

Gina Gionfriddo

THE HUMANS

Stephen Karam

TRIBES

Nina Laine


THE REAL THING

Tom Stoppard


CANDIDA

George Bernard Shaw

I’ve directed it in LA, and would love to direct this warm, wise play again.


THE LION IN WINTER

James Goldman


ROCKET TO THE MOON

Clifford Odets


THE CHEKHOV / CARVER PROJECT

My adaptation of two short stories by
Anton Chekhov and Raymond Carver

I’ve directed a workshop production of this at Old Globe / USD. Great ensemble piece for 6 or 7 actors.


LOOT / WHAT THE BUTLER SAW

Joe Orton

I’ve directed Butler in NJ and would love to come back to Orton’s darkly funny world.


PRIVATE LIVES / FALLEN ANGELS / HAY FEVER

Noël Coward

I’ve directed a tour of Private Lives and a production of Fallen Angels in Maine.  I can’t wait to refill the champagne flutes again.


EQUIVOCATION

Bill Cain


TRUE WEST

Sam Shepard

STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE / SUMMER AND SMOKE

Tennessee Williams

LARGER CASTS

 

THE WOLVES

Sarah DeLappe

NATIVE GARDENS

Karen Zacarías


GETTTING MARRIED / MISALLIANCE / YOU NEVER CAN TELL

George Bernard Shaw

I have directed a university production and a professional reading of my cut of Getting Married. It’s a funny, prescient ensemble piece that depicts characters at the turn of the last century wrestling with the questions of love, marriage and responsibility.


ARCADIA

Tom Stoppard


UNCLE VANYA

Anton Chekhov


AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Tracy Letts


THE LEARNED LADIES

Moliere

SIR PATIENT FANCY / THE ROVER

Aphra Behn

I have directed a couple of productions of Fancy at training programs around the country, including Juilliard. It’s a fun, bawdy, smart piece with five female leads. I would love to direct it at a professional theatre in the future.


RICHARD II

William Shakespeare

I have adapted an 8-10 person version of the text.  I have directed a production of my cut in Chicago, and would welcome the chance to revisit it.


MEASURE FOR MEASURE / HAMLET / MUCH ADO / KING LEAR​ / THE WINTER'S TALE

William Shakespeare

MY FAIR LADY

Lerner and Lowe

ASSASSINS / COMPANY

Stephen Sondheim