Conversations with Kimberly: With Tony Award Winning Director, Rachel Chavkin
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Conversations With Kimberly: A Conversation with Tony Award Winning Director, Rachel Chavkin
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 5pm
This is a free event but registration is required.
The Theatre Program of the Department of Performing Arts is excited to welcome Broadway veteran Kimberly Marable back for a night of conversation and audience Q&A. Kimberly will host special guest Rachel Chavkin, acclaimed Broadway director best known for her work on Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 and Hadestown. Hear from these two talented women about their work, what it’s like to be a female director in a male-dominated field, and more!
If you would like to submit a question for Rachel or Kimberly, please submit here
Rachel Chavkin is a Tony Award-winning director/dramaturg/writer, and the Artistic Director of Brooklyn-based experimental ensemble the TEAM (theteamplays.org
Rachel won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Hadestown
, which premiered on Broadway in March 2019. Hadestown
was written by Anaï
s Mitchell and is based on her concept album of the same name, released in 2010, in collaboration with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, and several other artists.
Selected projects: A.R.T.: Three Pianos, Particularly in the Heartland. Anne Washburn’s trans adaptation of Euripedes’ Iphigenia in Aulis, Classic Stage Company; Dave Malloy’s Preludes (World Premiere), LCT3; The TEAM’s RoosevElvis, PS122’s COIL festival, and tours to the Royal Court, Walker Art Center, and A.R.T.; Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds (World Premiere), Ars Nova; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (World Premiere), Ars Nova, Kazino (New York Times, Time Out New York and New York Post Critics’ Picks); British artist Chris Thorpe’s Confirmation (World Premiere, 2014 Edinburgh Fringe First Award, American Theatre's Top 10 Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe), with Warwick Arts Centre and Battersea Arts Centre; Meg Miroshnik’s The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Yale Rep; Marco Ramirez’s The Royale, The Old Globe and upcoming at Lincoln Center; and multiple collaborations with Taylor Mac, including Taylor's extravaganza The Lily’s Revenge (World Premiere Act II), HERE. Doris Duke Impact Award nominee (2013 and 2014), Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations (for Great Comet). NYTW Usual Suspect, Artistic Associate at London’s Gate Theatre, alum of Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, Drama League Directors Project, Women’s Project Director’s Lab, and New Georges Affiliate Artist. She has also taught extensively at NYU, Pace, and other colleges. Proud member of SDC.
Kimberly Marable is currently on tour with Hadestown
, playing the role of Persephone. Read her bio here
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