THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER
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Broadway credits include Eugene O’Neill’s A Touch of the Poet, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way by Richard Greenberg, and Bryony Lavery’s heralded play Frozen, for which he received Tony, Lortel, and Outer Critic’s Circle nominations for Best Director. Recent Off-Broadway productions include Howard Katz by Patrick Marber for the Roundabout Theatre Company, The House in Town by Richard Greenberg for Lincoln Center Theater, Defiance by John Patrick Shanley for Manhattan Theatre Club, The Paris Letter by Jon Robin Baitz for the Roundabout, Rebecca Gilman’s adaptation of Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter at the Alliance Theatre (a co-production with The Acting Company), The Roundabout’s production of McReele by Stephen Belber, and Last Easter by Bryony Lavery for MCC Theatre. In 2005, Hughes won his second Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Direction.
Other New York productions include Flesh and Blood at New York Theatre Workshop for which he won his first Joseph Callaway Award, Richard Wilbur’s adaptation of Molière’s The School for Husbands at Westport Country Playhouse, Amy Freed’s The Beard of Avon (also for NYTW), W.S. Gilbert’s Engaged for Theatre for A New Audience, Othello with Keith David and Liev Schreiber for the New York Shakespeare Festival, An Experiment With An Air Pump for The Manhattan Theatre Club, Scattergood for MCC Theatre, David Rabe’s A Question of Mercy for New York Theatre Workshop, John Guare’s Lake Hollywood for Signature Theatre, The Grey Zone for MCC (Obie Award for Direction, Drama Desk nomination), and the 1996 New York Shakespeare Festival Delacorte Production of Henry V starring Andre Braugher.
From 1997-2001, Mr. Hughes served as Artistic Director of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Hughes other administrative posts in the American Theatre include Associate Artistic Director of the Manhattan Theatre Club (1980-1983), Associate Artistic Director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre (1984-1996), Director of Artistic Planning for the Guthrie Theatre (1997-1997) and is the current Resident Director of the Roundabout Theatre Company. Mr. Hughes is the Distinguished Artist in Residence at the New School for Drama (2007-2008) and has served as adjunct professor in the directing program of The Yale School of Drama (2002-2004). He is a graduate of Harvard College.
Rebecca Gilman’s plays include The Crowd You’re In With, Dollhouse, Spinning Into Butter, Boy Gets Girl, Blue Surge, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, and The Glory of Living. Her plays have been produced at the Goodman Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, Joseph Papp’s Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Manhattan Class Company. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Prince Prize for Commissioning New Work, The Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, The Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, and The George Devine Award. Ms. Gilman was named a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for her play, The Glory of Living. Ms. Gilman is an assistant professor of playwriting and screenwriting in the MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program at Northwestern University.
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