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JoAnne Akalaitis

Date: Nov 27, 1995


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In this One-on-One conversation with Lincoln Center Dramaturg Anne Cattaneo, Mabou Mines founder and famed director JoAnne Akalaitis shares her wisdom with a full room gathered at Arts Connection in November, 1995. They discuss her days with Mabou Mines and the experimental theatre of the 60s and 70s, and the desire for a broader audience that motivated her transition to regional theaters, where theatre was part of the community. Akalaitis encourages young directors to do their own work and to see the work of others as the basis for any discussion about directing, and expresses the need for entrepreneurship among young artists. Other topics include her approach to a play, the role of an artistic director, and how seeing Frankenstein changed her life. Full of eloquent insight and sage advice, this 90-minute interview will inspire listeners of all ages and professions.