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Emily Mann

 
Bio:
Multi-award-winning Director and Playwright Emily Mann is in her 22nd season as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre. Under Ms. Mann's leadership, McCarter was honored with the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. McCarter directing credits include Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Multi-award-winning Director and Playwright Emily Mann is in her 22nd season as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre. Under Ms. Mann's leadership, McCarter was honored with the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. McCarter directing credits include Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Regional (US), 2017]
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[Broadway, 2013]
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[Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Broadway, 1995]
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[Broadway, 1986]
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[Off-Broadway, 1983]
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[Off-Broadway, 1981]
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Emily Mann Biography

Multi-award-winning Director and Playwright Emily Mann is in her 22nd season as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre. Under Ms. Mann's leadership, McCarter was honored with the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. McCarter directing credits include Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with Jimmy Smits (also on Broadway); the world premiere of Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon with Kristine Nielsen (also off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons); Uncle Vanya with Amanda Plummer (also adapted); All Over with Rosemary Harris and Michael Learned (also off-Broadway at The Roundabout; 2003 Obie Award for Directing); The Cherry Orchard with Jane Alexander, John Glover, and Avery Brooks (also adapted); Three Sisters with Frances McDormand, Linda Hunt, and Mary Stuart Masterson; A Doll House with Cynthia Nixon; The Glass Menagerie with Shirley Knight; A Seagull in the Hamptons (an adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull) with Brian Murray and Maria Tucci; and Mrs. Warren's Profession with Suzanne Bertish. Her plays include Execution of Justice (supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship; winner of Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson awards; nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Circle awards); Still Life (six Obie Awards); Greensboro (A Requiem); and Annulla, An Autobiography. Ms. Mann wrote and directed Having Our Say, adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth (nominated for Tonys in writing and direction, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards; winner of NAACP and Joseph Jefferson awards). For the Having Our Say screenplay, Ms. Mann won Peabody and Christopher Awards. A winner of the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award and the Edward Albee Last Frontier Directing Award, she is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its council. A collection of her plays, Testimonies: Four Plays, has been published by Theatre Communications Group, Inc. Her latest play, Mrs. Packard, was the recipient of the 2007 Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award and was published by TCG in spring 2009. Most recently, Ms. Mann directed the world premieres of The Convert by Danai Gurira, Phaedra Backwards by Marina Carr, Edward Albee's Me, Myself & I (at McCarter and Playwrights Horizons), and Sarah Treem's The How and the Why. This spring, Emily is scheduled to direct The Convert at Goodman Theatre in Chicago and CTG in Los Angeles. Emily's adaptation of The House of Bernard Alba, which premiered at McCarter, was produced at The Almeida Theater in London this past winter. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University and was recently named the 2011 Person of the Year from the National Theatre Conference.

Emily Mann Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Revival of a Play
Emily Mann, Translations
 
Obie Awards - 2003 - Direction Gold Star
Emily Mann, All Over
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Director - Play
Emily Mann, As Having Our Say
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Director - Play
Emily Mann, Having Our Say
 
Obie Awards - 1981 - Best Production Gold Star
Emily Mann, Still Life

Emily Mann News

New Jewish Theatre Adds INTO THE WOODS to 2023 Season Photo New Jewish Theatre Adds INTO THE WOODS to 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 6, 2022

The New Jewish Theatre will be replacing its planned production of Little Shop of Horrors for December 2023 with the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. 

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Awards $10,000 Denham Fellowship to Col Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Awards $10,000 Denham Fellowship to Colette Robert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has selected Colette Robert as this season’s SDCF Denham Fellow for her upcoming production of The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel, which she also authored. 

Sean Carvajal & Emma Ramos to Join Annette Bening Led GRISWOLD Benefit Reading Photo Sean Carvajal & Emma Ramos to Join Annette Bening Led GRISWOLD Benefit Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2022

Off-Broadway's Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company and Broadway’s A Is For have announced additional casting for the benefit reading of the new play, GRISWOLD, on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm at Manhattan’s historic The Cooper Union, starring four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening.

Hermitage Presents First ‚ÄúCross Arts Collaborative‚ÄĚ Program with Westcoast Black  Photo Hermitage Presents First ‚ÄúCross Arts Collaborative‚ÄĚ Program with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Florida Studio Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat (Sarasota County, Florida) has announced that it will present a showcase of new work created during the inaugural year of the Hermitage Cross Arts Collaborative. Made possible with generous support from the Koski Family Foundation, this new initiative is designed to give performers and company members from leading Sarasota arts organizations a chance to expand their artistic practice from 'performer' to 'creator.'

The New Jewish Theatre Announces 2023 Season Photo The New Jewish Theatre Announces 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 28, 2022

The New Jewish Theatre has announced its 2023 season, which is also its 25th season of producing professional plays and musicals at the J. The season celebrates some of the New Jewish Theatre's most beloved playwrights, productions and actors, while also bringing new works to St. Louis audiences.  

TCG Books Presents to Host Conversation with Authors of Classic Russian Drama Series Photo TCG Books Presents to Host Conversation with Authors of Classic Russian Drama Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

Theatre Communications Group has announced the eighth iteration of TCG Books Presents, featuring Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky in conversation with Gregory Mosher on YouTube Live, Friday, October 28, 2022 at 1:00pm ET.

Broadway Composer Lucy Simon Has Passed Away Photo Broadway Composer Lucy Simon Has Passed Away
by BWW Staff - Oct 20, 2022

Musical theatre composer Lucy Simon, best known for The Secret Garden and Doctor Zhivago, has passed away from metastatic breast cancer.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upco Photo Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upcoming Residency Lab
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Director of the Ground Floor Madeleine Oldham announced the Residency Lab participants and the return to full capacity of the Residency Lab portion of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

Ancram Opera House Presents Emily Mann's STILL LIFE Photo Ancram Opera House Presents Emily Mann's STILL LIFE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

The Ancram Opera House, in collaboration with Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company, presents STILL LIFE,  by internationally renowned playwright, director and producer Emily Mann, and directed by Mann's good friend and protegee, Jade King Carroll, who was recently appointed Producing Artistic Director of Chautauqua Theater Company.

League of Professional Theatre Women to Launch 40th Anniversary Season With Event Thi Photo League of Professional Theatre Women to Launch 40th Anniversary Season With Event This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

The League of Professional Theatre Women will launch its 40th Anniversary Season on September 20th, with birthday messages from theatre luminaries: Irene Gandy, Emily Mann, Charlotte Moore, Estelle Parsons, Tonya Pinkins, Theresa Rebeck, Daryl Roth, Susan Stroman, Linda Winer and more.

Emily Mann Videos

VIDEO: Mary McDonnell Chats With McCarter Theatre Center For McCarter LIVE Series Videoplay
VIDEO: Mary McDonnell Chats With McCarter Theatre Center For McCarter LIVE Series

by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2020

Join two-time Academy Award-nominated actress Mary McDonnell (Dances With Wolves, 'Battlestar Galactica,' Gloria: A Life) and McCarter's Artistic Director Emily Mann in a McCarter LIVE virtual conversation moderated by McCarter's Artistic Engagement Manager Paula Alekson.

VIDEO: Playwright Emily Mann Talks GLORIA: A LIFE At American Repertory Theater Videoplay
VIDEO: Playwright Emily Mann Talks GLORIA: A LIFE At American Repertory Theater

by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

American Repertory Theater presents Gloria: A Life, presented in association with the McCarter Theatre Center and by special arrangement with Daryl Roth. Written by Tony Award nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say, Still Life) and directed by Tony Award winner Paulus (Jagged Little Pill, The White Card), performances of the Off-Broadway hit begin Friday January 24, 2020 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA. The production opens officially on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Due to one week of added performances, it will now close Saturday, March 1, 2020.

BWW TV: Highlights from GOODNIGHT NOBODY at McCarter Center Videoplay
BWW TV: Highlights from GOODNIGHT NOBODY at McCarter Center

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 17, 2020

The Big Chill meets This is Us in Rachel Bonds' play Goodnight Nobody. In this deeply moving and funny world premiere, a group of old friends reconnect after years apart. They reminisce with wild abandon, until the things they aren't telling each other come hurtling to the surface. The production runs January 10 through February 9 in McCarter's Berlind Theatre. More about the production at mccarter.org.

VIDEO: First Look At SKYLIGHT At McCarter Theatre Center Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At SKYLIGHT At McCarter Theatre Center

by Stage Tube - May 8, 2019

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mahira Kakkar) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Greg Wood), a successful and charismatic restaurateur. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship with food and wine, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

VIDEO: Get A First Look at DETROIT '67 at Hartford Stage Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look at DETROIT '67 at Hartford Stage

by Alan Henry - Feb 11, 2019

Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creative team for Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67. The powerful drama, produced in association with the McCarter Theatre Center, will perform at Hartford Stage Thursday, February 14, through Sunday, March 10.

BWW TV: First Look at the Off-Broadway Premiere of Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Videoplay
BWW TV: First Look at the Off-Broadway Premiere of Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 24, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price are pleased to announce The New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast).

VIDEO: Ed Harris Talks Sam Shepard at Magic Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala Arrivals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Magic Theatre's 50th anniversary gala fundraiser was held on Friday, April 7, at the Minnesota Street Project and celebrated 50 years of artistic trailblazing by honoring the theatre's previous Artistic Directors (including founder John Lion and successors Harvey Seifter, Larry Eilenberg, Mame Hunt, Chris Smith and current Artistic Director Loretta Greco). Hear what Ed Harris and others had to say during the arrivals for the event in the video below!

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Costume Designer William Ivey Long
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center presents the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running now through April 2, 2017. An iconic classic, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express has thrilled mystery lovers from the page, the screen, and over the airwaves since its publication in 1934. Below, go behind the scenes with acclaimed costume designer William Ivey Long!

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with Nilo Cruz, Priscilla Lopez and More for McCarter's BATHING IN MOONLIGHT
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

A priest is torn between two loves. Marcela (Hannia Guillen) and her Cuban-American family are struggling and Father Monroe (Raul Mendez) offers them warmth and kindness. Generosity blossoms into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical and romantic new play. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

AUDIO: Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Talks HAMILTON, Social Change & More on THE NEW YORKER RADIO HOUR
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2016

Artistic Director Oskar Eustis was recently featured in the latest episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour, co-produced by WNYC Studios, where he was interviewed by New Yorker editor David Remnick. The pair talked about social change, HAMILTON, and more - you can listen below!


Emily Mann Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Emily Mann written?
Emily Mann has written 4 shows including Still Life (Playwright), Execution of Justice (Playwright), Having Our Say (Playwright), Annulla (Playwright).

What awards has Emily Mann been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play (Tony Awards) for Translations , Direction (Obie Awards) for All Over , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for As Having Our Say Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Having Our Say and Best Production (Obie Awards) for Still Life .

What awards has Emily Mann won?
Direction (Obie Awards) for All Overand Best Production (Obie Awards) for Still Life.