Garry Hynes, The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Ms. Hynes is the founder and Artistic Director of the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland. She has received several Director of the Year Awards for the company's many highly acclaimed productions. Her association with playwright Martin McDonagh also includes productions of The Lonesome West and A Skull in Connemara. Ms. Hynes is the recipient of two honorary doctorates. Michael Mayer, A View From the Bridge
Mr. Mayer made his Broadway directorial debut earlier this season with the musical Triumph of Love, and he also directed the Off-Broadway productions of Baby Anger and Side Man. He received a Drama Desk nomination for America Dreaming. Mr. Mayer's direction of the national tour of Angels in America won him Joseph Jefferson and Carbonell awards.
Simon McBurney, The Chairs
Mr. McBurney has devised, directed and acted with Theatre de Complicite in 23 productions which have toured the world and won many awards. He won an Olivier Award for The Caucasian Chalk Circle in which he also acted. Mr. McBurney's work ranges from ground-breaking self-devised projects to re-interpretations of classic plays.
Matthew Warchus, Art
Mr. Warchus directed the Olivier Award-winning West End production of Art. He has won Evening Standard Awards as director of Volpone and Henry V and Shakespeare's Globe Most Promising Newcomer Award for Much Ado About Nothing. Mr. Warchus has won numerous other awards for theatre and opera productions he has directed in the British Isles.