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, David Ives, Bess Wohl, Stephen Karam, Rajiv Joseph, Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins, Laura Eason, Nina Raine, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Ayad Akhtar, Carey Crim, Phaedra Michelle Scott, J.T Rogers, George Brandt, Dominic Finocchiaro, Lauren Gunderson, George Bernard Shaw, Tennessee Williams, Hannah Cowley, Aphra Behn, Harold Pinter, William Shakespeare, Lynn Nottage, Bertolt Brecht, Annie Baker, Anton Chekhov...
Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare
Deborah Zoe Laufer
A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
THE SOUND INSIDE
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
Liz Duffy Adams
ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER
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.
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
OLD TIMES / BETRAYAL / THE HOMECOMING
I’ve directed a university production of Old Times and can’t wait to do more Pinter.
THE INVISIBLE HAND
Kate Hamill adaptation of Jane Austen
PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS
A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
MEN ON BOATS
TROUBLE IN MIND
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
AN INSPECTOR CALLS
FAR AWAY / TOP GIRLS
THE REAL THING
THE LION IN WINTER
ROCKET TO THE MOON
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.
PRIVATE LIVES / FALLEN ANGELS / HAY FEVER
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.
STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE / SUMMER AND SMOKE
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM (1780)
GETTING 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.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
THE LEARNED LADIES
SIR PATIENT FANCY / THE ROVER
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.
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
MY FAIR LADY
Lerner and Lowe
ASSASSINS / COMPANY