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Alfred Preisser

 
Bio:
Alfred Preisser is an award winning director, writer and producer of theatre. He has led over forty professional productions in New York and regionally. From 1999 – 2009 Mr. Preisser was the Founding Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem, where he has created a wide and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Alfred Preisser is an award winning director, writer and producer of theatre. He has led over forty professional productions in New York and regionally. From 1999 – 2009 Mr. Preisser was the Founding Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem, where he has created a wide and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Artistic Director
Founder
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Artistic Director
Founder
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Founder
Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
Founding Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Founder
Artistic Director

Writing

Adaptation
Adaptation
Adaptation
Playwright
Bookwriter

Photos

Director Alfred Preisser, author Christopher Stokes and playwright Jeff Cohen Photo

Director Alfred Preisser, author Christopher Stokes and playwright Jeff Cohen

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Date:
09/14/2010
Playwright Jeff Cohen, author Christopher Stokes, Rawle “Fitzâ₠Photo

Playwright Jeff Cohen, author Christopher Stokes, Rawle “Fitz” Williams, director Alfred Preisser, Shannon A. L. Dorsey, Tyshawna Maddox, Sean Lum, (L-R back row) Tracy Jack, David Brown, Jr. , Daniel Morgan Shelley, David King

From: 
Date:
09/14/2010
David Brown, Jr., Shannon A.L. Dorsey, Daniel Morgan Shelley, David King (L-R back ro Photo

David Brown, Jr., Shannon A.L. Dorsey, Daniel Morgan Shelley, David King (L-R back row) Rawle “Fitz” Williams, director Alfred Preisser, Tyshawna Maddox, Tracy Jack

From: 
Date:
09/14/2010


Penthouse Pets Anju McIntyre, Justine Joli, and Caligula Maximus director & co-writer Alfred Preisser, and Krista Anye

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Date:
03/24/2010


Mark Plesent, Andre De Shields, Mercedes Ellington, Alfred Preisser

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Date:
02/05/2010

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Artistic Director

Founder

Director

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Artistic Director

Founder

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Founder

Artistic Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

Founding Artistic Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Founder

Artistic Director

Writing
Adaptation
Adaptation
Adaptation
Playwright
Bookwriter

Alfred Preisser Biography

Alfred Preisser is an award winning director, writer and producer of theatre. He has led over forty professional productions in New York and regionally. From 1999 – 2009 Mr. Preisser was the Founding Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem, where he has created a wide and distinguished body of work noted for its physicality, originality, and use of music and dance. His production of Melvin Van Peebles' Aint Supposed To Die a Natural Death garnered seven Audelco Awards including Best Director, and his 2006 production of King Lear with Andrè De Shields opened the 75th Anniversary season at The Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. He has created critically acclaimed original adaptations of Medea, The Trojan Women, Electra and Caligula and his production of Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe recently completed a sold out run at The Harold Clurman Theatre on 42nd Street, and was named Outstanding Musical Production of The Year by The Audelco Committee. Other projects with CTH include Macbeth, which toured Germany in 2004, Hamlet, Day of Absence, Dream on Monkey Mountain, and Romeo and Juliet. Mr. Preisser was the Director of the Theatre Department at The Harlem School of the Arts from 1999-2007.




Alfred Preisser News

JAG Productions Presents Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Photo JAG Productions Presents Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018

JAG Productions (Vermont's one and only award-winning, professional African-American Theatre company!), will present, the profound jazz musical, Lady Day  Emerson's Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson. The show will be run from May 24th-May 27th at the Engine Room in White River Junction, May 31st-June 3rd at The Grange Theater in Pomfret and June 7-10 at Main Street Landing's Black Box Theater in Burlington, VT. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill will be directed by JAG Productions' Founder & Producing Artistic Director, Jarvis Antonio Green.

Tamara Tunie to Direct JAZZLAND In Concert A Musical Based On ALICE IN WONDERLAND Photo Tamara Tunie to Direct JAZZLAND In Concert A Musical Based On ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by Julie Musbach - Apr 10, 2018

It has been announced that Tamara Tunie will direct JAZZLAND: in Concert, a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, set in Depression-era Harlem at the height of the Harlem Renaissance.

HSA Theatre Alliance Launches 2018 Season With A New Production Of MACBETH Photo HSA Theatre Alliance Launches 2018 Season With A New Production Of MACBETH
by Julie Musbach - Mar 5, 2018

On Friday, March 9, students enrolled in the theater and acting programs at the famed Harlem School of the Arts, under the guidance of Alfred Preisser, Artistic Director & Chair of the Theatre Department, will launch the 2018 theater season with a production of Shakespeare's MACBETH. For two consecutive weekends on Friday and Saturdays at 7:00 PM, and on Sundays at 3:00 PM, March 9 - 18, at HSA Theatre, 649 Saint Nicholas Avenue.

Harlem School of The Arts & Actress Tamara Tuni Announce New Musical Based on ALICE I Photo Harlem School of The Arts & Actress Tamara Tuni Announce New Musical Based on ALICE IN WONDERLAND
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2018

JAZZLAND: in Concert, a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and set in Harlem, circa the 1930s at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, will begin rehearsals in March, and is scheduled for a limited run at the HSA Theatre, 649 Saint Nicholas Avenue, in New York City.  Performances are scheduled for two consecutive weekends, beginning on Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 20.

HSA Theatre Alliance to Present HARLEM HOLIDAY LIVE! Photo HSA Theatre Alliance to Present HARLEM HOLIDAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Theatre Alliance presents a joyous celebration of the season that is sure to have you dancing and singing in the isles.

HSA Theatre Alliance to Present HARLEM HOLIDAY LIVE! Photo HSA Theatre Alliance to Present HARLEM HOLIDAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Theatre Alliance presents a joyous celebration of the season that is sure to have you dancing and singing in the isles.

Join Dance/NYC for Disability Dance Artistry Conversation Series Photo Join Dance/NYC for Disability Dance Artistry Conversation Series
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2017

Please join Dance/NYC for a series of conversations about integrated and disability dance artistry, dance made and performed by and with disabled dancers. Organized around New York City metropolitan area performance activity at the nexus of disability and dance, the series features leading artists working at that nexus in conversation with their presenters. The goals of the series are to drive awareness and interest in dance made by and with disabled artists, capture and share lessons learned by featured artists, and generate dialogue and partnerships among attendees. Featured artists are grantees of Dance/NYC's Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund, created to advance dance making by and with disabled artists.

Renowned Dancer/Choreographer Twyla Tharp to Speak at Harlem School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) will host a conversation with Twyla Tharp, the much celebrated dancer/choreographer and founder of Twyla Tharp Dance.

HSA Theatre Alliance Presents THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. Award-winning director and Harlem School of the Arts Artistic Director Alfred Preisser directs the play, which is scheduled to run Today through Sunday for four weeks, beginning February 24 - March 19 at the HSA Theatre, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, NYC 10030.

HSA Theatre Presents Contemporary Take on Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMEN, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women.


Alfred Preisser Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Alfred Preisser written?
Alfred Preisser has written 5 shows including Medea (Adaptation), Caligula (Playwright), (The Blood) Electra (Adaptation), Trojan Women (Adaptation), Black Nativity Now (Bookwriter).