Everyone thinks first of Edward Albee the playwright, but the author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Three Tall Women is also a director, often helming his own works. The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation will go one-on-one with the Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss the directorial aspects of his career Dec. 5 at the Pope Auditorium at Fordham University.
Albee is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women, as well as the short works The Zoo Story and The American Dream. While the playwright has directed his works in Europe and the U.S. (including, recently, at Houston's Alley Theatre), he is not at the head of two of his shows now on the boards - or making their way to New York City. Mark Lamos is directing the current revival of Tiny Alice while David Esbjornson helms the upcoming New York premiere of The Play About the Baby.
Each One-on-One session features a 90-minute interview with a director or choreographer conducted by the moderator and then followed by a question and answer period with the audience. Past guests have included Graciela Daniele, Richard Foreman, Des McAnuff, Harold Prince, Ann Reinking, Susan Stroman, Julie Taymor, George C. Wolfe, Robert Wilson and Jerry Zaks.
Tickets are $10 for members of SDCF and $15 for the general public. The Pope Auditorium at Fordham University is located at 113 West 60th Street at the corner of Ninth. For reservations, call (212) 302-5359 ext. 243 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
— By Christine Ehren