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Stuart Carden

 
Bio:
Stuart Carden is a Chicago based director. Most recently he helped develop and direct PigPen Theatre Co.’s new play with folk music and shadow puppets The Old Man and The Old Moon which is on an East Coast tour this summer and fall at Williamstown Theatre Festival, The New Victory in NYC and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Stuart Carden is a Chicago based director. Most recently he helped develop and direct PigPen Theatre Co.’s new play with folk music and shadow puppets The Old Man and The Old Moon which is on an East Coast tour this summer and fall at Williamstown Theatre Festival, The New Victory in NYC and ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Stuart Carden Biography

Stuart Carden is a Chicago based director. Most recently he helped develop and direct PigPen Theatre Co.’s new play with folk music and shadow puppets The Old Man and The Old Moon which is on an East Coast tour this summer and fall at Williamstown Theatre Festival, The New Victory in NYC and ArtsEmerson in Boston. In Chicago he worked most recently with Writers Theatre where he was the associate artistic director for five seasons and directed The Old Man and The Old Moon which ran for over 100 performances, the US Premiere of Scottish playwright David Greig's Yellow Moon, Chicago playwright Randall Colburn's play Hesperia, and Giles Havergal's adaptation of the Graham Greene novel Travels with My Aunt (Jeff Nomination Outstanding Production, Director & Ensemble). Other recent directing projects include Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation (Kevin Kline Nomination Outstanding Production, Director & Ensemble), Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (Kevin Kline Nomination Outstanding Production & Ensemble), Curt Columbus and Marilyn Campell’s adaptation of Crime and Punishment, and Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Kevin Kline Nomination Outstanding Production, Director & Ensemble) at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; David Harrower’s Blackbird, Stephen Massicottes’ Mary's Wedding, Jeffrey Hatcher’s A Picasso and Tristine Schyler’s The Moonlight Room at City Theatre; Shishir Kurup’s The Merchant on Venice (Jeff Award Adaptation & Nominations for Production and Top Ten Play of Year by Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times and Time Out Chicago), David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child, and Yussef el Guindi’s Back of the Throat and 10 Acrobats at Silk Road Theatre Rising; and Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, Martin Crimp’s adaptation of The False Servant, and Marie Jones’ Stones in his Pockets for Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre. Stuart is a proud alum of Carnegie Mellon University, a member of SDC, married to contemporary art curator Neysa Page-Lieberman and Dad to twin two year olds Dashiell and Griffin.




Stuart Carden News

KC Rep's THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON Indie Musical Folk Story To End 2021-22 Season Photo KC Rep's THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON Indie Musical Folk Story To End 2021-22 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2022

Kansas City Repertory Theatre completes its 2021-22 season with The Old Man and the Old Moon, book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co., directed by Artistic Director Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. Performances run May 3 through 22, 2022, at Spencer Theatre.

KCRep Announces Cast for World Premiere of MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON Photo KCRep Announces Cast for World Premiere of MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2022

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2021-22 season with the WORLD PREMIERE of much- anticipated modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth and sidekick, Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – 2B, written by Kate Hamill, directed by José  Zayas.

KCRep Announces Cast For A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo KCRep Announces Cast For A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2021

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2021-22 season with the beloved holiday classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Geoff Elliott and directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Associate Artistic Director of KCRep/UMKC Partnership Jason Chanos. Performances run November 19 through December 26 at Spencer Theatre.

BWW Review: MARY'S WEDDING at Kansas City Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: MARY'S WEDDING at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Aug 27, 2021

It was their special place; a run-down barn somewhere in a Canadian prairie province. Mary, a UK transplant during the early second decade of the twentieth century, has returned here for a kind of exorcism. “Mary’s Wedding” is the first Kansas City directorial outing for newly minted Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden. This small play, only 90 minutes long with a cast of two by Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte, marks the reboot of live theater for KC Rep. Because of Covid restrictions, it is being performed outdoors on the tiered lawn fronting the sunken entrance to the National World War I Museum.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces New Artistic Team Photo Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces New Artistic Team
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2021

ansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden today announced the appointment of three new hires in a restructuring of the Artistic Department: Nelson T. Eusebio III as Associate Artistic Director, Hallie Gordon as Director of Artistic Development and Yetunde Felix-Ukwu as Artistic Associate.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden has announced the 2021-2022 season. Showcasing KCRep’s commitment to be “more than just a stage”, the upcoming season will also embrace new partnerships and a community tour inviting new audiences.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Partners With Kansas City PBS to Save A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Kansas City Repertory Theatre Partners With Kansas City PBS to Save A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Executive Director Angela Gieras today announced the partnership of KCRep, and Kansas City PBS (formerly KCPT) to produce a virtual adaptation of the beloved holiday classic, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. An abbreviated version will air on channel 19.1 on Thurs., Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. CST.

KCRep Moves A CHRISTMAS CAROL Online For 40th Anniversary Photo KCRep Moves A CHRISTMAS CAROL Online For 40th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 28, 2020

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden today announced the return of the beloved holiday classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted for filming by Stuart Carden and featuring performances by beloved Kansas City artists Walter Coppage, Gary Neal Johnson, John Rensenhouse, Vanessa Severo, and Bri Woods whom audiences will fondly remember from past productions. 

KCRep Announces GHOST LIGHT: A HAUNTED NIGHT OF SONGS AND STORIES FROM KC'S CULTURAL  Photo KCRep Announces GHOST LIGHT: A HAUNTED NIGHT OF SONGS AND STORIES FROM KC'S CULTURAL CROSSROADS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2020

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden today announced the first NEW event for the revised and abbreviated 2020-2021 season. Ghost Light: A Haunted Night of Songs and Stories from KC's Cultural Crossroads will kick off the season with six outdoor performances Oct., 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre to Redesign New 2020-2021 Season Photo Kansas City Repertory Theatre to Redesign New 2020-2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 5, 2020

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden and Executive Director Angela Gieras today announced that major efforts are underway to create an exciting NEW 2020-2021 season, different from the 2020-2021 season which was announced in February 2020.