Martin L. Platt

Martin L. Platt has produced and directed extensively in New York, London, and nationally over the past 40 years. As a producer in New York, his work includes Treason; Here Lies Jenny,starring Bebe Neuwirth; Shylock; and An Oak Tree. Upcoming New York projects include Emily Devoti's H/M and Mark Brown's Around The World In 80 Days. In London and the U.K. he has produced Gumboots, Nixon's Nixon, A Woman in Waiting, Inner City Jam and The Free State. He has also produced tours for theater companies and events from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, Haiti and Uganda. As a director in New York his work has included the Drama Desk-nominat­ed revival of D.H. Lawrence's The Daughter-In-Law; the Jon Marans/Ed Thomas musicalIrrationals, I'll Never See the Stars Again, with music group ARTEK; and Sallie Bingham's Treason.This fall, he will direct the 1917 drama John Ferguson at Mint Theater. Mr. Platt recently directed the European premiere of Doubt in Vienna, as well as Don Juan Flamenco in Seville. In 2005, he directed the premiere of Cio Cio San, an opera co-written with composer Brad Carroll. Mr. Platt was the found­ing artistic director of Alabama Shakespeare Festival and of Santa Fe Stages and has also served as general director of Birmingham Opera Theatre, and currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Olney Theatre in Maryland. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.