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Mara Isaacs

 
Bio:
With over twenty years of producing experience at flagship theaters in the United States, Mara Isaacs is recognized as a field leader in new play and musical development and production as well as non-profit organizational leadership. She began her professional career at the Mark Taper Forum in Los ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
With over twenty years of producing experience at flagship theaters in the United States, Mara Isaacs is recognized as a field leader in new play and musical development and production as well as non-profit organizational leadership. She began her professional career at the Mark Taper Forum in Los ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2019]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 2016]
Artistic Advisor
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Producing Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
McCarter Theatre Center Producing Director

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2019]
Producer

[US Tour, 2016]
Artistic Advisor

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[Broadway, 2007]
Producing Director

[Broadway, 2003]
McCarter Theatre Center Producing Director

Mara Isaacs Biography

With over twenty years of producing experience at flagship theaters in the United States, Mara Isaacs is recognized as a field leader in new play and musical development and production as well as non-profit organizational leadership. She began her professional career at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, where she produced new play development programs and productions from 1990-1995. During that time, she developed a reputation as an advocate for artists and honed her ability to identify and nurture emerging plays and playwrights.

In 1995, Mara joined the McCarter Theatre Center staff, first as Resident Producer and then as Producing Director. For eighteen seasons, she produced McCarter's theater series and play development programs including numerous commissions and productions of new plays and musicals (by Christopher Durang, Edward Albee, Athol Fugard, Emily Mann, ReGina Taylor, Nilo Cruz, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Lydia Diamond, Eric Bogosian, Danai Gurira, Sarah Treem, Will Power and others) and transfers to Broadway (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Translations, Anna in the Tropics, Electra) and off-Broadway (The Brother/Sister Plays, Miss Witherspoon, Crowns), to theaters around the country (Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep and others) and internationally (South Africa's Market Theatre). She has collaborated with many directors on new and classic works, including Mary Zimmerman, Des McAnuff, Sam Buntrock, Rebecca Taichman, Lisa Peterson, Emily Mann, Stephen Wadsworth, Gary Griffin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mark Lamos, Nicholas Martin, Tina Landau, Garry Hynes, John Doyle and many others. During her tenure, she solidified McCarter's relationship with Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts.




Mara Isaacs News

Jim Parsons to Star in A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Classic Stage Company This Fall Photo Jim Parsons to Star in A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Classic Stage Company This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

Classic Stage Company announced that Jim Parsons will lead the cast of their fall production of A Man of No Importance, portraying Alfie Byrne. See the full schedule for the production and how to get tickets. 

Tony Award-Winning Musical HADESTOWN Comes To Seattle, July 12-17 Photo Tony Award-Winning Musical HADESTOWN Comes To Seattle, July 12-17
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

Hadestown, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will come to Seattle as part of the Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount Series.¬† The show will play The Paramount Theatre from July 12 ‚Äď 17, 2022.

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Hunter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Signature Theatre’s SigSpace will reteam this June with Theatre For One to present six one-on-one, five-to-six minute theater experiences. Titled Déjà Vu (referencing a featured work by the same name), this iteration of Theatre For One revisits five selected works from the visionary and unconventional organization.

Anna Anderson, LaDonna Burns & More to Star in HAIR in Concert, Presented by Creating Photo Anna Anderson, LaDonna Burns & More to Star in HAIR in Concert, Presented by Creating In Color Music & BTC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

Creating In Color Music in partnership with the Black Theatre Coalition will present a new concert series at the legendary Stonewall Inn. Following the sold-out presentation of Hello Dolly! In Concert, the series will continue with a concert production of the music of Hair! 

Photos: Vanessa Williams, Schele Williams, and More Honored at the WP Women of Achiev Photo Photos: Vanessa Williams, Schele Williams, and More Honored at the WP Women of Achievement Awards
by Jennifer Broski - May 17, 2022

Last night, the WP¬†Theater‚Äôs Gala ‚Äď The Women Of Achievement Awards honored Grammy, Emmy, and¬†Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams, award-winning director Schele Williams, and¬†Tony Award-winning producer Mara Isaacs.

Portland HADESTOWN Tickets Go On Sale May 22 Photo Portland HADESTOWN Tickets Go On Sale May 22
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

Broadway in Portland has announced that single tickets for Hadestown will go on sale to the public on Sunday, May 22.

HADESTOWN Touring Cast Will Perform on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden' Next We Photo HADESTOWN Touring Cast Will Perform on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden' Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

The Late Late Show with James Corden will feature a performance from the North American touring company of Hadestown airing Tuesday night, May 17, 2022, on CBS and streaming on Paramount+. Check local listings for air times.

HADESTOWN is Coming to The Paramount This July Photo HADESTOWN is Coming to The Paramount This July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount has announced that single tickets for Hadestown will go on sale to the public on Monday, May 16 at 10am.

Black Theatre Coalition Announces Inaugural Directing Fellow, TaNisha Fordham Photo Black Theatre Coalition Announces Inaugural Directing Fellow, TaNisha Fordham
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Black Theatre Coalition today that TaNisha Fordham has been chosen as the recipient of the inaugural Directing Fellowship.

Photos: HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night at Center Theatre Group Photo Photos: HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night at Center Theatre Group
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2022

The Los Angeles engagement of 'Hadestown' opened this week at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre.

Mara Isaacs Videos

VIDEO: HADESTOWN Announces a National Tour! VideoVIDEO: HADESTOWN Announces a National Tour!
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2019

Hadestown¬†announced today on ABC's ‚ÄúGood Morning America‚ÄĚ that the show will launch a National Tour beginning in the Fall of 2020. In its first year, the tour will visit more than 30 cities coast to coast, including (alphabetically) Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New Orleans; Philadelphia; Tempe; and Washington, DC; with more to be announced shortly.