Playwrights: The Christians, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, Doris to Darlene. Les is an Obie Award-winning director. From 2012 to 2018, he served as artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he directed the premiere of Lucas Hnath’s The Thin Place, The Christians, and other new works by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Sarah Ruhl, Anne Washburn and Dave Malloy, Will Eno, Charles Mee, and Mark Schultz. In 2009, he made his Broadway debut with Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or the vibrator play). In the last ten years, his productions have ranked among the year’s best in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Time Out New York, and USA Today. In New York, his productions have been seen at BAM, Classic Stage Company, Second Stage, The Connelly Theater, Signature, Soho Rep., The Public, and Manhattan Theatre Club. Regional credits include productions at Berkeley Rep, Huntington, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, ART, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Yale Rep, and American Conservatory Theater.
This time-tripping whimsical new drama by Jordan Harrison has an affectionate, music-loving heart and a human sunburst at its center.—Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
A quirky and enjoyable love letter to music and its seductive power to make us lose ourselves.—Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News
Pure entertainment! In the hands of director Les Waters, Harrison’s rapturous chamber opera of a play spins and crackles like a beloved old 78.—Rob Kendt, Newsday