Mary Zimmerman

Mary Zimmerman returns to the Huntington having previously directed her adaptation of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Journey to the West. Her Broadway work includes her Tony Award-winning production of Metamorphoses (Circle in the Square Theatre). Her other works include Arabian Nights, The Odyssey Argonautika and The Secret in the Wings (Lookingglass Theatre Company), The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Mirror of the Invisible World, Silk, Galileo Galilei, an opera with Phillip Glass (Goodman Theatre), and Eleven Rooms of Proust (About Face Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and Goodman Theatre). These shows have been subsequently produced at such theatres as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Second Stage Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre, Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Other credits include Pericles and All's Well That Ends Well at Goodman Theatre, Henry VIII and Measure for Measure (New York Theatre Festival's Shakespeare in the Park) and White Snake (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Metropolitan Opera credits include Lucia Di Lammermoor, La Sonnambula, and Armida. She is the recipient of a 1998 MacArthur Fellowship and the 2002 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play, and is a professor of performance studies at Northwestern University.