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Pam MacKinnon

 
Bio:
Pam MacKinnon is an Obie and Lilly Award recipient. Recent credits include: Itamar Moses' Completeness (Playwrights Horizons, SCR) and The Four of Us (MTC, Old Globe) and Bach at Leipzig (NYTW); David Weiner's Extraordinary Chambers (Geffen); Rachel Axler's Smudge (WPP); Cusi Cram's A Lifetime ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Pam MacKinnon is an Obie and Lilly Award recipient. Recent credits include: Itamar Moses' Completeness (Playwrights Horizons, SCR) and The Four of Us (MTC, Old Globe) and Bach at Leipzig (NYTW); David Weiner's Extraordinary Chambers (Geffen); Rachel Axler's Smudge (WPP); Cusi Cram's A Lifetime ... (read complete bio)

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Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Broadway, 2017]
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[Broadway, 2017]
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[Los Angeles, 2016]
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[Broadway, 2015]
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[Los Angeles, 2015]
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[Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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Pam MacKinnon Biography

Pam MacKinnon is an Obie and Lilly Award recipient. Recent credits include: Itamar Moses' Completeness (Playwrights Horizons, SCR) and The Four of Us (MTC, Old Globe) and Bach at Leipzig (NYTW); David Weiner's Extraordinary Chambers (Geffen); Rachel Axler's Smudge (WPP); Cusi Cram's A Lifetime Burning (Primary Stages); Bruce Norris's CLYBOURNE PARK (Playwrights Horizons, Taper) and The Unmentionables (Woolly Mammoth).

She is a frequent interpreter of the plays of Edward Albee, having directed Peter and Jerry (Second Stage, Hartford); Occupant (Signature); A Delicate Balance (Arena); The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Alley, Vienna); The Play About the Baby (Philadelphia, Goodman); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Steppenwolf, Arena, upcoming Broadway).

She is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors' Lab and the Drama League and sits on the board of the downtown theater Clubbed Thumb, Inc. committed to new American plays.

Pam MacKinnon Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Pam MacKinnon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Pam MacKinnon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Direction of a Play
Pam MacKinnon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Direction of a Play
Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park
 
Obie Awards - 2010 - Directing Gold Star
Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park
 
The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Director
Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Pam MacKinnonThe Unmentionables

Pam MacKinnon News

Now Hiring: Assistant Stage Manager, Costume First Hand & More - BWW Classifieds Photo Now Hiring: Assistant Stage Manager, Costume First Hand & More - BWW Classifieds
by - Jan 19, 2023

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 1/19/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Inaugural Mid-Career Director Grant Awarded to Mina Morita Photo Inaugural Mid-Career Director Grant Awarded to Mina Morita
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2023

TheFrontOffice Foundation is awarding a $25,000 mid-career grant to Mina Morita, the Director of Artistic & Artist Development at Crowded Fire Theater Company, that will serve as one of the largest financial awards to an individual director. 

Playwrights Horizons Announces Final Extension of DOWNSTATE Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Final Extension of DOWNSTATE
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 19, 2022

Playwrights Horizons (Adam Greenfield, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has extended the New York premiere of Bruce Norris's provocative, critically lauded play Downstate, directed by Pam MacKinnon, a second and final time, to January 7, 2023.

West Coast Premiere of THE HEADLANDS to be Presented at American Conservatory Theater Photo West Coast Premiere of THE HEADLANDS to be Presented at American Conservatory Theater in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2022

American Conservatory Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Obie Award-winning Bay Area playwright Christopher Chen’s The Headlands.

Latinx Playwrights Circle Announces Off-Broadway Co-Production And HOLA Award For Exc Photo Latinx Playwrights Circle Announces Off-Broadway Co-Production And HOLA Award For Excellence In Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 6, 2022

The Latinx Playwrights Circle has announced the Off-Broadway Premiere of Christin Eve Cato's Sancocho directed by Rebecca Martinez, in partnership with WP Theater and The Sol Project.

SANCOCHO To Have Off-Broadway Premiere This Spring at WP Theater Photo SANCOCHO To Have Off-Broadway Premiere This Spring at WP Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022

Sancocho, a new play by Christin Eve Cato (The Good Cop, DUAF 2022) directed by Rebecca Martinez (Miss You Like Hell; Theatre for One: Here We Are) will have its Off-Broadway premiere at WP Theater in Spring 2023.

Photos: First Look at DOWNSTATE at Playwrights Horizons - Now Extended! Photo Photos: First Look at DOWNSTATE at Playwrights Horizons - Now Extended!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2022

See photos of the New York premiere of Bruce Norris’s provocative, critically lauded play Downstate, directed by Pam MacKinnon, now extended at Playwrights Horizons to December 22.

SDC Announces Executive Board Election Results Photo SDC Announces Executive Board Election Results
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) announced the results of its 2022 Executive Board election at its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday night, November 14. Evan Yionoulis was elected to serve a second term as Executive Board President.

Review Roundup: Bruce Norris' DOWNSTATE Gets NY Premiere At Playwrights Horizons Photo Review Roundup: Bruce Norris' DOWNSTATE Gets NY Premiere At Playwrights Horizons
by Review Roundups - Nov 15, 2022

Playwrights Horizons will present the New York premiere of¬†Bruce Norris‚Äôs Downstate, directed by¬†Pam MacKinnon,¬†October 28‚ÄďDecember 11 (opening November 15). This provocative work surrounds a registered address in downstate Illinois, where four men convicted of sex crimes share a group home, living out their days post-incarceration.

Berkeley Rep Announces Recipients of the 2022 Charles Dean Award Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Recipients of the 2022 Charles Dean Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Robinson Family Fund for the Arts announced that Bay Area actors Cathleen Riddley and Brian Rivera are recipients of the 2022 Charles Dean Award.

Pam MacKinnon Videos

Video Flashback: Watch Phillipa Soo in a Scene From the Pre-Broadway Run of AMELIE at Videoplay
Video Flashback: Watch Phillipa Soo in a Scene From the Pre-Broadway Run of AMELIE at the Ahmanson

by Stage Tube - May 30, 2020

Center Theatre Group has released a new video in its Scenes From the Vault series. This time, they're flashing back with a clip of Phillipa Soo in the pre-Broadway run of Amelie at the Ahmanson in 2016!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Roundabout's TONI STONE Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Roundabout's TONI STONE

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the world-premiere production of Toni Stone, by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: Uma Thurman Talks Broadway Debut in THE PARISIAN WOMAN on 'LIVE' Videoplay
VIDEO: Uma Thurman Talks Broadway Debut in THE PARISIAN WOMAN on 'LIVE'

by Caryn Robbins - Jan 11, 2018

Uma Thurman stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN to discuss her Broadway debut in THE PARISIAN WOMAN. 'What' so fun about it is it's set in this exact moment, so it's almost real time. It's political, it's emotional, it's about complex relationships.' Watch the appearance below

VIDEO: Josh Lucas Talks Broadway's THE PARISIAN WOMAN on LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Josh Lucas Talks Broadway's THE PARISIAN WOMAN on LIVE

by Caryn Robbins - Dec 27, 2017

Josh Lucas stops by this week's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN to talk about his Broadway comedy THE PARISIAN WOMAN, co-starring Uma Thurman

VIDEO: MILES FOR MARY Makes New York Return and Off-Broadway Premiere at Playwright's Videoplay
VIDEO: MILES FOR MARY Makes New York Return and Off-Broadway Premiere at Playwright's Horizons

by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2017

After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. Watch the new trailer below!

BWW TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE PARISIAN WOMAN on Opening Night! Videoplay
BWW TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE PARISIAN WOMAN on Opening Night!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Dec 1, 2017

The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opened just last night at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street).

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE PARISIAN WOMAN on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE PARISIAN WOMAN on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 29, 2017

The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opens on Broadway this Thursday, November 30, at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld has a full first look at Thurman and the cast in action below!

'PARISIAN WOMAN' Star Uma Thurman Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein Videoplay
'PARISIAN WOMAN' Star Uma Thurman Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein

by Caryn Robbins - Nov 24, 2017

Uma Thurman, currently making her Broadway debut in in The Parisian Woman, took to Instagram on Thanksgiving Day to send a strong message to Harvey Weinstein and his 'wicked conspirators.' The actress starred in the Weinstein-produced cult films PULP FICTION and KILL BILL.

BWW TV: What's THE PARISIAN WOMAN All About? Uma Thurman and Company Explain! Videoplay
BWW TV: What's THE PARISIAN WOMAN All About? Uma Thurman and Company Explain!

by TV - Press Previews - Oct 18, 2017

Previews begin on Thursday, November 9 for The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon and starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman. As previously announced, The Parisian Woman will open on Thursday, November 30 at the Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street).

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo Reveals She Geeked Out When Julie Andrews Came to HAMILTON
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 28, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony nominee Phillipa Soo, who currently stars in AMELIE on Broadway, told Stephen Colbert that she never wanted to know which celebrities were in attendance at HAMILTON


Pam MacKinnon Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Pam MacKinnon been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Clybourne Park , Directing (Obie Awards) for Clybourne Park Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Clybourne Park and Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Unmentionables .

What awards has Pam MacKinnon won?
Directing (Obie Awards) for Clybourne Park.