Photo Flash: The Public's Oskar Eustis Brings Drama to VOGUE's March 2016 Issue
The March 2016 Issue of Vogue magazine features a profile on The Public Theater's artistic director Oskar Eustis, one of the players behind Broadway's insanely successful HAMILTON and more. Scroll down for a look at Eustis' portrait, and read the full article by Adam Green here!
"The core idea behind the Public is democracy," Eustis says in the article. "Who gets to see the art and who gets to make the art- and how can we be a place where marginalized groups get to take center stage and validate their part in the larger story of America. And I think with both FUN HOME and HAMILTON you see that really succeeding. They're both beautiful shows, but they're also moving the needle on the culture in really interesting ways."
Eustis has served as the Artistic Director of The Public Theater since 2005. He came to The Public from Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI, where he served as Artistic Director from 1994 to 2005. Eustis served as Associate Artistic Director at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum from 1989-1994; and prior to that he was with the Eureka Theatre Company in San Francisco, serving as Resident Director and Dramaturg from 1981-1986 and Artistic Director from 1986-1989. Eustis is currently a Professor of Dramatic Writing and Arts and Public Policy at New York University. He has received honorary doctorates from Rhode Island College in 1999 and Brown University in 2001.
Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to the development of new plays as a director, dramaturg and producer. At The Public, Eustis directed the New York premieres of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION and THE RUBY SUNRISE; and Larry Wright's THE HUMAN SCALE. At Trinity Rep, he directed the world premiere of Paula Vogel's THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME and Tony Kushner's HOMEBODY/KABUL, both recipients of the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production. While at the Eureka Theatre, he commissioned Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA, and directed its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. Eustis has also directed the world premieres of plays by Philip Kan Gotanda, David Henry Hwang, Emily Mann, Suzan-Lori Parks, Ellen McLaughlin, and Eduardo Machado, among many others. His production of JULIUS CAESAR won a Bay Area Critics Circle Award in 1988, and in the quarter century since then he has directed and produced Shakespeare across the United States, in venues ranging from prisons to Broadway.
Photo Credit: Anton Corbijn / Vogue
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