TIM VASEN has directed and taught in the Program in Theater since 1993. In 2006 he directed the world premiere of the unfinished Prokofiev/Meyerhold production of Pushkin’s Boris Godunov, featuring nearly 100 undergraduate performers. Other Princeton projects include Playboy of the Western World,Waiting for Godot, Danton’s Death and The Misanthrope. He is also the coordinator of the Program’s production thesis series, which provides high-level production opportunities for student-generated work. He works frequently with students in professional training programs, directing at the Yale School of Drama, NYU’s Tisch Graduate Acting Program, The Academy for Classical Acting, and the Chautauqua Conservatory, and he has served as a master teacher for the Drama League of New York’s Directors Project. His professional directing credits include a five-year stint as Resident Director of Center Stage in Baltimore, where he directed a variety of new plays and classics, as well as productions and workshops in theaters across the country, including The Children’s Theater Company, South Coast Repertory, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Playwrights Horizons. With Melissa James Gibson, he co-directed the short film Given Fish, which premiered at the Maryland Film Festival in 2004. He holds a B.A. in American Studies, from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Directing, Yale School of Drama.