May 23 @ 4:30 pm
Guest of honor Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon from Sweet Honey in the Rock
Visiting Professor of Theater
JERRY ZAKS (Director) has directed the New York productions of: THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARSHALL, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, A BAD FRIEND, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, GUYS AND DOLLS, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, LEND ME A TENOR, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, ANYTHING GOES, THE FRONT PAGE, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY, LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, ASSASSINS, THE FOREIGNER, WENCESLAS SQUARE, THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, SISTER MARY IGNATIUS..., BABY WITH THE BATHWATER, and BEYOND THERAPY. He also directed the Old Vic’s production of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY in London. He also directed the award-winning film MARVIN'S ROOM starring Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton. Mr. Zaks served as Resident Director at Lincoln Center Theater from 1986 -1990 and is a founding member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. He has received four Tony awards, four Drama Desks, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, an Obie, and an NAACP Image Award nomination for his national tour of THE TAP DANCE KID. He has also directed episodes for the long running hit comedies EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND and FRASIER. A graduate of Dartmouth with an MFA from Smith, he received the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater in 1994 and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Dartmouth in 1999. Since 1990 he has been proudly affiliated with Jujamcyn Theaters.
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