Judith Light Joins MCC's Board of Directors
MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced that two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light (The Assembled Parties, Other Desert Cities) has been elected to the MCC Board of Directors effective immediately. Ms. Light began her relationship with MCC in 1999 with a universally-acclaimed performance in Margaret Edson's Wit, and most recently in March 2013 was the honoree at MCC's annual Miscast gala celebrating her illustrious screen and stage career; her appearances in MCC productions, which in addition to Wit includes 2005's Colder Than Here; and her impassioned advocacy of several causes, most especially Arts in Education.
In a statement, Judith Light said: "I am thrilled to join MCC Theater's Board of Directors. Since appearing in their productions of Wit and Colder than Here, MCC for me is really my home. Theirs is a culture of excitement and passion and great creativity that's infectious. You want to be a part of it. Joining the board at this time of unprecedented growth for the organization gives me the opportunity to more deeply involve myself in MCC's work, especially its extraordinary commitment to students, as evidenced by its thriving Youth Company and education programs. When you start bringing young people early into the arts, as MCC does so spectacularly, you change the dynamic of their lives and of future generations. MCC's work-both onstage and off-is very near to my heart, and it's my honor to contribute to such a legacy of excellence."
In a statement, Bernard Telsey, MCC Theater's Co-Artistic Director said: "We are delighted to welcome our good friend and longtime collaborator, Judith Light, to our Board of Directors. Judith has been a great supporter of MCCs work for many years now - it's only fitting that she formally take a seat on our board. Her unwavering dedication to our mission is matched only by her exquisite reputation as an actress, advocate, and lover of the arts."
MCC Theater's extraordinary 2013-14 Season includes: the Broadway premiere of the Mary-Louise Parker-starrer The Snow Geese by MCC alum Sharr White, which is a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) set for October 1 through December 15, 2013 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre; the Off-Broadway premiere of John Pollono's Small Engine Repair, directed by Jo Bonney (MCC's The Break of Noon, Fat Pig) and starring Keegan Allen("Pretty Little Liars"), James Badge Dale (World War Z), James Ransone ("The Wire") as well as Pollono, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, beginning onOctober 30, 2013 with an official opening on November 20, 2013; the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins' Hand to God, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and starring Steven Boyer (Modern Terrorism, The Wolf of Wall Street), at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, beginning on February 20, 2014 with an official opening on March 11, 2014; and the North American premiere of Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike, directed by Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation), starring Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre beginning May 21, 2014 with an official opening on June 9, 2014.