Congratulations to our Tony-nominated Directors Project Alums!Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
The Drama League wishes a very special CONGRATULATIONS to three of our Directors Project alumni - Pam MacKinnon, Diane Paulus, and Alex Timbers – on their Best Direction Tony Award nominations!
Pam MacKinnon is nominated for Best Direction of a Play for Clybourne Park. She is an Obie and Lilly Award recipient. Recent credits include: Itamar Moses’ Completeness (Playwrights Horizons, SCR), The Four of Us (MTC, Old Globe), Bach at Leipzig (NYTW), David Weiner’s Extraordinary Chambers (Geffen), Rachel Axler’s Smudge (WPP), Cusi Cram’s A Lifetime Burning (Primary Stages), Bruce Norris’ CLYBOURNE PARK (Playwrights Horizons, Taper) and The Unmentionables (Woolly Mammoth). She has directed many plays plays by Edward Albee, including Peter and Jerry, now titled At Home at the Zoo (Second Stage, Hartford), Occupant (Signature), A Delicate Balance (Arena), The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Alley, Vienna), The Play About the Baby (Philadelphia, Goodman), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Steppenwolf, Arena, upcoming Broadway). She is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab and the Drama League Directors Project and sits on the board of the theater company Clubbed Thumb, committed to new American plays.
Diane Paulus is nominated for Best Direction of a Musical for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Artistic Director, American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. A.R.T.: Porgy and Bess, Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers, Johnny Baseball, Best of Both Worlds, The Donkey Show. Broadway and London’s West End: Hair (2009 Tony Award winner). Other recent theater and opera work includes The Magic Flute; Il Mondo Della Luna; Kiss Me, Kate; Lost Highway. Diane is a professor of the practice of theater at Harvard, and was recently named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Boston by Boston Magazine.
Alex Timbers is nominated for Best Direction of a Play for Peter and the Starcatcher. Alex is Artistic Director of the downtown theater company Les Freres Corbusier. He is a Tony-nominated writer-director and the recipient of Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as two Obie Awards. Credits: The Pee-wee Herman Show, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (also book writer; Drama Desk, Lortel and OCC Awards; Tony nom.), A Very Merry Unauthorized Pageant (Obie Award; Garland Award, Best Director), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Drama Desk nom., Best Director), Peter and the Starcatcher (co-director, Obie Award for Direction), Hell House (Drama Desk nom., Unique Theatrical Experience). Alex is the former president of the Yale Dramat.