Everyman Theatre Announces Directors for 2012-13 Season Productions
Everyman Theatre has announced the directors attached to each of its six productions in the 2012/13 season. Founding Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi will helm two productions during the landmark season, including August: Osage County, which will be the first production at Everyman's new location on Fayette Street in January, 2013. The season will include two productions at the theatre's current location on Charles Street, followed by four productions at the new location on Fayette Street.
The 2012/13 season will begin in late August with the Baltimore premiere of Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies. Jason Loewith is attached to direct the production. This is Mr. Loewith's directorial debut at Everyman Theatre. He is the Executive Director of the National New Play Network in Washington, DC. Regionally, he has directed works at DC's Studio Theatre and Baltimore's Centerstage. He was the Artistic Director of Chicago's Next Theatre Company from 2002-2008, where he also produced the world premiere of his musical, The Adding Machine. He won the Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Jeff and After Dark Awards for Best New Musical for the production. No casting has been announced yet for Time Stands Still.
Donald Hicken will direct the final production at the Everyman Theatre Charles Street location, the Baltimore premiere of Tom Stoppard's Heroes (based on Le Vent des Peupliers by Gerald Sibleyras). Mr. Hicken is the chair of the theatre department at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He has directed numerous productions at Everyman in the past, including Our Town, I Am My Own Wife, The Turn of the Screw, and many more. Resident Company Members Wil Love, Carl Schurr and Stan Weiman will star in the production as a trio of World War I veterans residing in a military retirement home. Together, they plot their courageous escape once and for all. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Heroes will run from October 24th through December 2nd, 2012.
January, 2013 will mark a new beginning for Everyman, as the 21-year old company makes its journey into its new permanent residence on Fayette Street. To celebrate the monumental occasion, the company has chosen to open its new theatre with the Baltimore premiere of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. Founding Artistic Director will serve as director for the inaugural production. Featuring Resident Company Members Deborah Hazlett, Bruce Randolph Nelson, Carl Schurr, Megan Anderson, Clinton Brandhagen and Wil Love, August: Osage County will open on January 16th and run through February 17th, 2013.
God of Carnage, the 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, will be directed by Eleanor Holdridge. Ms. Holdridge last directed at Everyman during the 2010/2011 season with Pygmalion. She is the head of the MFA Directing Program in the Theatre Department at Catholic University in Washington, DC. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama and has also directed at theatres such as Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Northern Stage, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis and Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival. God of Carnage will feature Resident Company Members Megan Anderson, Deborah Hazlett and Bruce Randolph Nelson, each fresh off of their work in August: Osage County. The Baltimore premiere of God of Carnage will run from March 13th – April 7th, 2013.
Everyman's newest Resident Company Member, Eric Berryman, will be featured in the Spring 2013 production of Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog/Underdog. Mr. Berryman was last seen in Everyman's hit production of A Raisin in the Sun in Fall 2012. He will be seen opposite fellow Raisin cast member, KenYatta Rogers. The two will portray brothers Lincoln and Booth in this darkly funny and thought-provoking Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. The Baltimore premiere of Topdog/Underdog will be directed by Jennifer L. Nelson. Ms. Nelson has directed at Everyman many times in the past, including productions such as A Raisin in the Sun, The Soul Collector and Gem of the Ocean. She recently directed The Whipping Man at Theatre J in Washington, DC. She is the Director of Special Programming at Ford's Theatre and is the former Producing Artistic Director of the African Continuum Theatre in Washington, DC. She has also directed at other theatres such as Round House, Woolly Mammoth, Rep Stage and Imagination Stage.