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Good for the Jews?:
A Symposium of Scholars and Artists on Jewish Identity in American Theatre and Performance
Emily Mann

Emily Mann Multi-award-winning Director and Playwright Emily Mann is celebrating her 21st season as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre. Under her leadership, McCarter was honored with the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. For Ms. Mann’s original production of Having Our Say, she received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and WGA nominations; an NAACP Award; and a Joseph Jefferson Award; as well as Peabody and Christopher Awards for her screenplay. Her other plays include the multi-award-winning Execution of Justice; Still Life (six Obie Awards); Greensboro (A Requiem); and Annulla, An Autobiography. Directing credits include Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with Jimmy Smits (also on Broadway); the world premiere of Christopher Durang’s Miss Witherspoon with Kristine Nielsen (also off-Broadway); Uncle Vanya with Amanda Plummer (also adapted); All Over with Rosemary Harris and Michael Learned (also off-Broadway; 2003 Obie Award for Directing); The Cherry Orchard with Jane Alexander, John Glover, and Avery Brooks (also adapted); Three Sisters with Frances McDormand, Linda Hunt, and Mary Stuart Masterson; A Doll House with Cynthia Nixon; and The Glass Menagerie with Shirley Knight. A winner of the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, she is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its Council. A collection of her plays, Testimonies: Four Plays, has been published by Theatre Communications Group, Inc. Her latest play, Mrs. Packard, was the recipient of the 2007 Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award and was published by TCG this past spring. Most recently, Ms. Mann directed her latest adaptation, A Seagull in the Hamptons, a free adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, with Brian Murray and Maria Tucci; Mrs. Warren’s Profession, with Suzanne Bertish; and the world premiere of Edward Albee’s Me, Myself & I, due to appear on Broadway this season. In 2002, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University.


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