Join us for a conversation with playwright and Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Free admission.
The presentation will include photographs from her award-winning productions. stories about the creation of these master works, and a Q+A with the audience. Seating is first come, first served.
Presented by the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Mary Zimmerman is a world renowned playwright and director. Her work includes her own adaptations of Candide, Disney's The Jungle Book, White Snake, Mirror of the Invisible World, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Journey to the West, The Odyssey, Arabian Nights, Argonautika, The Secret in the Wings, Treasure Island and Eleven Rooms of Proust. Many of these productions have played across the country and internationally.
Her adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses which originated at Northwestern and Lookingglass Theatre ran on Broadway and she received the Tony Award for Best Direction of a play. Opera directing credits include Galileo Galilei at the Goodman (with Philip Glass), Lucia de Lammermoor (Metropolitan Opera, La Scala) and Armida, la Sonnambula, Rsualka (Metropolitan Opera) and the upcoming Eurydice (LA Opera, Metropolitain Opera). Zimmerman is a Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Artistic Associate of Goodman Theatre, an Ensemble Member at Lookingglass Theatre Company, and recipient of the 1998 MacArthur Fellowship. She returns to Nebraska to share with us images of her work and thoughts on her unique approach to presenting on stage.