March has been a busy -- and star-studded -- month for the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation, which is continuing its look at the role of the director in shaping and creating theatre. Here's the upcoming lineup:
March 25, 7:30 PM: "The Producer-Director Relationship," featuring Jeff Ash, Leonard Foglia, Sue Lawless and David Richenthal. Ash co-produced Fool Moon; Ash and Richenthal co-produced Mrs. Klein. Foglia directed Master Class and Lonely Planet. Sue Lawless directed 1994's Body Shop.
March 31, 5 PM: "Directing Film Adaptations Of Plays," with Nicholas Hytner, Joe Mantello, Daniel Sullivan, Jerry Zaks. Hytner directed Miss Saigon, Mantello directed Love! Valour! Compassion!, Sullivan is directing Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter, and Jerry Zaks directed the current revival of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.
April 9, 5 PM: Richard Foreman. One-on-one conversation with the avant garde director of Pearls For Pigs and I've Got The Shakes.
According to associate director James Graves, last-minute changes can always occur, but the above names are confirmed. He also explained that the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation was formed as a branch of the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers but is now a separate, though connected, organization with its own board of directors. Tickets -- all of which are open to the public -- to one-on-one conversations, are $10 (SDC members and League directors $5), forum tickets are $5. Reservations are necessary at (212) 302-5359.
--By David Lefkowitz