A British director, actor and teacher - from 1988-1990, MARK WING-DAVEY was Artistic Director of the Acting Course at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He had directed and taught there over the course of 15 years and in early1990 originated the project about the Rumanian Revolution which was to become the internationally award-winning play by Caryl Churchill, MAD FOREST. MAD FOREST played in London, at Central School, then the National Theatre in Bucharest and finally, it transferred to the Royal Court Theatre, in London, for an extended engagement where it received several awards. In 1996, Mr. Wing-Davey directed the U.S. premiere of Caryl Churchill’s THE SKRIKER at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, which was nominated for six 1997 Drama Desk Awards including Best Director. He holds an MA from Cambridge University – where he read English at Gonville and Caius College and was state educated in the UK at Primrose Hill Primary School, and Woolverstone Hall School.
'Small Tragedy' is filled with provocative questions that American plays should be asking at a fraught and confusing moment in this country's history. Mr. Lucas appreciates that extreme times demand extreme theater. His habitual brooding fatalism has never seemed more relevant.—Ben Brantley, New York Times