June 9, 2008

Woman Theatre Director on the Verge

It's hard to be a female director in any industry and the theatre business is just as challenging. Only four women have won Tony's and now a fifth is poised to join the club. Anna D. Shapiro, director of August: Osage County is predicted to join this elite club which includes Julie Taymor, Mary Zimmerman, Susan Stroman and Gerry Hynes. But Shapiro has no desire to become a full time Broadway director. She loves running the directing program at Northwestern so much so that she even turned down the prestigious job of Artistic Director at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA.

August Director Poised to Join Broadway's Exclusive Club (NY Sun)
(photo: Heuichul Kim)