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Madison Dirks (Nick). Broadway debut. Previous stage credits include: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Steppenwolf Theatre/Arena Stage), The Chosen and Gary (Steppenwolf Theatre); Girl, 20 (Serendipity Theatre-L.A. remount); A Man For All Seasons (TimeLine Theatre); The Last Supper (Infusion Theatre); Hillbilly Antigone (Lookingglass Theatre-u/s). Film and TV credits include: "Chicago Fire" (NBC), "According to Jim" (ABC), "The Chicago Code" (FOX), Public Enemies and The Dilemma. Madison is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a graduate of Louisiana State University. In Loving Memory of David Dirks.

Pam MacKinnon (Director) received Tony and Lortel nominations and an Obie Award for direction of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park (Playwrights Horizons, Taper, Broadway). Recent credits include: Horton Foote's Harrison, TX (Primary Stages); David Bar Katz's Atmosphere of Memory (Labyrinth); Itamar Moses' Completeness (Playwrights Horizons, SCR) and The Four of Us (MTC, Old Globe) and Bach at Leipzig (NYTW); David Weiner's Extraordinary Chambers (Geffen); Rachel Axler's Smudge (WPP); Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (Old Globe); Bruce Norris' The Unmentionables (Woolly Mammoth). She is a frequent interpreter of the plays of Edward Albee, having directed At Home at the Zoo (formerly Peter and Jerry, Second Stage, Hartford); Occupant (Signature); A Delicate Balance (Arena); The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Alley, Vienna); The Play About the Baby (Philadelphia, Goodman); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Steppenwolf, Arena) She is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors' Lab and the Drama League and board chair of the downtown theater company Clubbed Thumb, Inc. committed to new American plays.

Edward Albee (Playwright) was born on March 12, 1928, and began writing plays 30 years later. His plays include The Zoo Story (1958); The Death of Bessie Smith (1959); The Sandbox (1959); The American Dream (1960); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961-62, Tony Award); Tiny Alice (1964); A Delicate Balance (1966, Pulitzer Prize, 1966 Tony Award); All Over (1971); Seascape (1974, Pulitzer Prize); Listening (1975); Counting the Ways (1975); The Lady From Dubuque (1977-78); The Man Who Had Three Arms (1981); Finding the Sun (1982); Marriage Play (1986-87); Three Tall Women (1991, Pulitzer Prize); Fragments (1993); The Play About the Baby (1997); The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2000, 2002 Tony Award); Occupant (2001); and At Home At the Zoo: (Act 1, Homelife; Act 2, The Zoo Story.) (2004); Me, Myself and I (2010). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and president of the Edward F. Albee Foundation. Mr. Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980. In 1996 he received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.

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