The Director

Tazewell_Thompson_headshot-croppedTAZEWELL THOMPSON, Director

A director of Theatre and Opera, Mr. Thompson has directed plays by Aeschylus, Euripedes, Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Brecht, Chekhov, Aphra Behn, Williams, Shaw, Miller, Wilder, Lorca, Wilson, Mamet, Fugard, Ayckbourn, Hansberry, Wasserstein, McNally, Philip Hayes Dean, John Henry Redwood and many others. Opera credits include productions at La Scala, Paris Opera, NYC Opera, Glimmerglass, Teatro Real, Cape Town, Vancouver, San Francisco, Boston Lyric,Los Angeles and others. His production of PORGY & BESS, broadcast on PBS Live from LincolnCenter, was nominated for an EMMY Award for Best Classical Production and Best Director. At NYC Opera he directed Toni Morrison’s first opera, MARGARET GARNER. He is presently teaching and directing at Dartmouth College & directs regularly at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Grad Acting Dept. Future productions include the operas CARMEN, VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, LOST IN THE STARS and Philip Glass’ APPOMATTOX at The Kennedy Center.

All Actors & Stage Managers appear courtesy of Actors equity Association.

This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.

These plays have been chosen for fiscal sponsorship by FRACTURED ATLAS, a national non-profit artist service organization providing a range of support for the independent arts community.

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