Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928, and began writing plays 30 years later. His plays include The Zoo Story (1958); The Death of Bessie Smith (1959); The Sandbox (1959); The American Dream (1960); WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1961-62, Tony Award®); Tiny Alice (1964); A Delicate Balance (1966, Pulitzer Prize, 1966 Tony Award®); All Over (1971); Seascape (1974, Pulitzer Prize); Listening (1975); Counting the Ways (1975); The Lady From Dubuque (1977-78); The Man Who Had Three Arms (1981); Finding the Sun (1982); Marriage Play (1986-87); Three Tall Women (1991, Pulitzer Prize); Fragments (1993); The Play About the Baby (1997); The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2000, 2002 Tony Award®); Occupant (2001); and At Home At the Zoo: (Act 1, Homelife; Act 2, The Zoo Story.) (2004); Me, Myself and I (2010). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and president of the Edward F. Albee Foundation. Mr. Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980. In 1996 he received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award®.
Tony® and Lortel nominations and an Obie Award for direction of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park (Playwrights Horizons, Taper, Broadway). Recent credits include: Horton Foote's Harrison, TX (Primary Stages); David Bar Katz's Atmosphere of Memory (Labyrinth); Itamar Moses' Completeness (Playwrights Horizons, SCR) and The Four of Us (MTC, Old Globe) and Bach at Leipzig (NYTW); David Weiner's Extraordinary Chambers (Geffen); Rachel Axler's Smudge (WPP); Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (Old Globe); Bruce Norris' The Unmentionables (Woolly Mammoth). She is a frequent interpreter of the plays of Edward Albee, having directed At Home at the Zoo (formerly Peter and Jerry, 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) She is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors' Lab and the Drama League and board chair of the downtown theater company Clubbed Thumb, Inc. committed to new American plays.
August: Osage County (Tony®), The Motherfu**er with the Hat (Tony® nom). Recent/ upcoming: Roman Holiday, Nice Fish (Guthrie); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Theatre Royal, Ireland); August: Osage County, (Sydney/ National, London); Clybourne Park (Steppenwolf); Red (Goodman/Arena); As You Like It (Oregon); Stephen King/ John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, A Parallelogram (Mark Taper); Good People (Arena). Designer, Mythbusters™, the Explosive Exhibition. Awards: Olivier, Ovation, Michael Merritt. Associate professor, Northwestern. Graduate, Yale Drama. toddar.com
Broadway: Clybourne Park; Having Our Say; Mule Bone; and Once on this Island, (Tony® nomination); K2 (Tony® nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award, Maharam Award); Strange Interlude (Tony® nomination); Accidental Death of an Anarchist; Quilters. NY and Off-Broadway: NYSF/Public, Roundabout, Playwright’s Horizons, others. Regional: Kennedy Center, Steppenwolf, Arena Stage, Guthrie, McCarter, Seattle Rep, Long Wharf, Goodman, Center Stage, Intiman, others. Dance: Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech, NYCB, others. Associate Professor: NYU Tisch.
Has designed costumes for theatre, film, television, opera and dance. Ms. Cibula-Jenkins has designed at Arena Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Alliance Theatre, Hartford Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, the Alley, American Repertory Theatre, Public Theatre, among many others. Based in Chicago, she has designed repeatedly at Steppenwolf Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. She designed the original Broadway productions of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed the Plow.
Broadway credits include music composition or sound for The Miracle Worker, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Superior Donuts, reasons to be pretty, A Year with Frog and Toad, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Hollywood Arms, King Hedley II, Buried Child, The Song of Jacob Zulu, and The Grapes of Wrath. They have created music and sound Off Broadway, at many of America’s resident theatres, often with Steppenwolf Theatre Company and at several international venues.
Associate Artistic Director of Steppenwolf, which she joined in 2001 as Casting Director. She cast the original Chicago, Broadway, London and Australia productions of August: Osage County and the Broadway premiere of Superior Donuts. Erica is an adjunct faculty member of Ball State University and holds a degree from Northwestern University.
Jeff-Award-winning fight director based in Chicago and long-time member of the SAFD. Other NYC credits include Giulio Cesare and Il Trovatore at The Metropolitan Opera. He is the Artistic Director of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, adjunct faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul University, and recipient of a 2011 Meier Foundation Achievement Award.