September 19, 2006
Tina Landau, Writer and Director, 9-19-06, Part One
Tina Landau is a writer and director whose original work includes the music-theatre project BEAUTY, which won the 2003 San Diego Critic’s Circle Award for Outstanding New Play; the play SPACE, one of Time Magazine’s 1997 Ten Best; the music-theatre piece DREAM TRUE which won the Richard Rogers Award; and the musical FLOYD COLLINS which received the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk nominations, and seven 1999 Barrymore Awards, including Best Overall Production (Musical) and Best Direction (Musical).
Ms. Landau’s adaptations include versions of DuMaurier’s REBECCA, Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and the epic of GILGAMESH. Directing credits include her Broadway debut in 2001 with the revival of BELLS ARE RINGING starring Faith Prince, which was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Musical Revival.
Ms. Landau also directed a musical version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at the McCarter and Papermill Theatres; MIRACLE BROTHERS at the Vineyard Theatre; Mee’s TROJAN WOMEN: A LOVE STORY and ORESTES both with En Garde Arts in New York.
Ms. Landau has taught at Yale University, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia University, University of Chicago, and UCSD Graduate Theater. She is a former TCG/NEA Director Fellow, a National Endowment of the Arts Artistic Associate, a recipient of grants from the Rockefeller, Princess Grace, and W. Alton Jones Foundations, and a PEW National Theater Artists Residency to work with En Garde Arts.
Ms. Landau is the co-author (with Anne Bogart) of The Viewpoints Book, published in 2005 by Theatre Communications Group.
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