Starting this week, the New York Fall Directing Program fellows will be blogging about their experiences right here! Join us in welcoming the Fall Class of ’12 and get to know the fellows, below!
KNUD ADAMS worked and trained at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company, assisting Sam Gold, Rachel Chavkin, Sarah Benson, Carolyn Cantor, and Meghan Finn. This year, he wrote and directed the acclaimed premiere of Children of the Future Age. His work has also been seen at Theatre 80, Judson Church, Brooklyn Lyceum, EST, and Playwrights Horizons Resident Workshop. Current projects: Carmen (dellʼArte Opera Ensemble) and assisting Sam Gold on Annie Bakerʼs adaptation of Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep.)
DAVID MENDIZÁBAL is one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of The Movement Theatre Company. He directed the North American premiere of Bintou by Koffi Kwahulé. Other directing credits include plays by Harrison David Rivers, Anton Chekhov, Naomi Iizuka, Migdalia Cruz and Regina Taylor. Assistant directing credits: MCC, Williamstown, Second Stage. B.F.A., New York University/Tisch School of the Arts.
CAT MILLER Current/upcoming projects include: The Exonerated (Next Theatre), Caroline Prugh’s Betwixt Them Made (Columbia University’s New Works Now Festival), and Janine Nabors’ Letters to Kurt (Keen Company’s Keen Teens). She was the assistant director for Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Motherf**ker with the Hat on Broadway. Cat was a directing resident at Playwrights Horizons, recipient of an SDCF Observership and is a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. MFA: Northwestern University.
CHRISTOPHER WINDOM. Directing: The Beard by Paul Mancini, A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep), NYMF, Fringe NYC, Arrow Rock, Our Country’s Good, The Tempest and Woyzeck (Brown/Trinity). He is also a choreographer (Dessa Rose, Crowns, Ragtime at TheatreWorks) and a performer: Broadway, National Tours, West End and regional credits. B.F.A., Webster University.
Check back soon for their first round of posts!
The Drama League recently announced the exceptional stage directors selected as the 2012 Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Knud Adams, Amy Claussen, Vesselin Dimov, Shana Gozansky, Jess Jung, Swaine Kaui, Jesse Jou, David Mendizábal, Cat Miller, Patrick Walsh, and Christopher Windom.
The eleven exceptional young stage directors, who will spend the next year as part of the award-winning program, have been accepted into five different programs of study: the New York Fall Directing Program, the Hangar Residency Program (a partnership with the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY), the Musical Directing Program (a partnership with Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA), the Classical Fellowship for Directors of Color (a partnership with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA), and the U.S./Bulgaria Stage Directors Exchange (in partnership with Art Office Sofia and New York Theatre Workshop).
The Directors Project’s Class of 2012 begins their tenure with Professionals Week, beginning May 15th, during which they will meet industry luminaries, attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and start their developmental training. They will be publicly introduced to the professional theatre community during the 78th Annual Drama League Awards on Friday, May 18 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.