Joanne Akalaitis


B.A., University of Chicago; graduate study in philosophy, Stanford University. Independent theatrical director and writer. Cofounder of Mabou Mines. Staged productions at American Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, New York City Opera, Goodman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Court Theatre, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Guthrie Theater. Andrew Mellon Cochair of Directing Program, The Juilliard School. Former artistic director, New York Shakespeare Festival; artist in residence, Court Theatre. Staged works by Euripides, Shakespeare, Strindberg, Schiller, Beckett, Genet, Williams, Philip Glass, Janáˇcek, and own work. Recipient: Obie Award for Sustained Achievement, Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants, Edwin Booth Award, Rosamund Gilder Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre, and Pew Charitable Trusts National Theatre Artist Residency Program grant.

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