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We remember Gene Feist


Todd Haimes and the entire Roundabout Theatre Company staff mourn the loss of founding director, Gene Feist, who passed away Monday at the Lillian Booth Actor's Home in New Jersey.

We remember Gene Feist

Gene Feist, circa 2013.

Gene and his wife Kathe (aka Elizabeth Owens) started Roundabout Theatre in 1965, determined to create a company where both could practice their craft (he as playwright and director; she as actress).

We remember Gene Feist

Truly a man of the theatre, Gene could recall memorable performances and performers spanning over 60 years, always with his unique brand of humor and panache.

We remember Gene Feist

Production photograph featuring cast and crew of The Father, directed by Gene Feist, 1966.

Gene stepped down as artistic director in 1992, but remained close to the company until the end of his life, truly reveling in the success of the little basement theatre company that surpassed his wildest imaginings. Gene's legacy lives on in Roundabout Theatre Company -- he will be missed.

Visit Roundabout's archive to learn more about Gene Feist's legacy and productions.

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Roundabout Theatre Company Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.