BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Pam MacKinnon, nominee for Best Direction of a Play for Clybourne Park.
Pam MacKinnon is an Obie and Lilly Award winning New York-based director. Her most recent productions include premieres of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park (Playwrights Horizons), Rachel Axler's Smudge (Women's Project) and Cusi Cram's A Lifetime Burning (Primary Stages), as well as Othello (Shakespeare Santa Cruz) and Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw (South Coast Repertory). She is a long time interpreter of the plays of Edward Albee, having directed A Delicate Balance (Arena Stage), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Alley Theatre and The Vienna Theatre Company) and The Play About the Baby (Philadelphia Theatre Company and Goodman Theatre), as well as premieres of At Home at the Zoo (formerly called Peter and Jerry at Hartford Stage and Second Stage Theatre), Occupant (Signature Theatre Company) and this season's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Arena Stage). MacKinnon's additional recent work includes premieres of Roberto Aguire Sacasa's Good Boys and True (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Itamar Moses' The Four of Us (Manhattan Theatre Club and The Old Globe), Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair (South Coast Repertory), Jason Grote's Maria/Stuart (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company) and Itamar Moses' Bach at Leipzig (New York Theatre Workshop and Milwaukee Repertory Theater). Later this season she is slated to direct premieres of Itamar Moses' Completeness (South Coast Repertory) and David Wiener's Extraordinary Chambers (Geffen Playhouse).
The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
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