Napoli Brooklyn

Who's Who

MEGHAN KENNEDY (Playwright) is the winner of the 2012 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize for her play Light.  Her plays include Light, Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (Roundabout Underground), Yours, and The Greenest Month. They have been developed and/or produced around the country and in Ireland. Too Much, Too Much, Too Many was developed at the 2012 PlayPenn Conference and at Page 73.  Meghan received her MFA in playwriting from The Michener Center at UT Austin. She lives in Brooklyn.

GORDON EDELSTEIN (Director) has directed over two-hundred plays, musicals, and operas across the U.S. as well as Europe. His most recent NYC credits include the award-winning Satchmo at the Waldorf (starring John Douglas Thompson; Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance) and My Name is Asher Lev (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play). His acclaimed Long Wharf Theatre production of The Glass Menagerie played the Roundabout Theatre Company and the Mark Taper Forum and was the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival. For the Roundabout, he also directed the Broadway production of Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca, the American Premiere of A Skull in Connemara by Martin McDonaugh, and Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming. Other New York work includes Richard Nelson’s Some Americans Abroad (Second Stage), the premiere of BFE by Julia Cho (Playwrights Horizons), The Day the Bronx Died by Michael Henry Brown, the world premiere of Dael Orlandersmith’s Horsedreams (Rattlestick), and many others. Last year, he directed Audra McDonald in A Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown Theatre Festival. He is in his fifteenth season as Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT), where he has a continued artistic association with Athol Fugard, directing the world premieres of The Shadow of the Hummingbird (also starring Fugard), Have You Seen Us?, and Coming Home, as well as the East Coast premiere of The Train Driver. His directing work at Long Wharf has been recognized by six Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, as well as the Tom Killen Award, given annually to an individual who has made an indelible impact on the Connecticut theatrical landscape. Recent Long Wharf Theatre credits include Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower (a world premiere co-production with The Old Globe in San Diego), Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced (a co-production with the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston), Joe DiPietro’s The Second Mrs. Wilson, Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, William Mastrosimone’s Ride the Tiger, and Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at the Waldorf, and the upcoming Adam Gopnik (book & lyrics) and David Shire (music) world premiere musical Table. Before Long Wharf, he served for five years as Artistic Director of ACT in Seattle. He has directed regionally from Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage to Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre, including such plays as Uncle Vanya (also adapted), Mourning Becomes Electra (also adapted), The Crucible (Wall Street Journal Best Regional Production of the Year), Death of a Salesman, A Doll’s House (also adapted), The Front Page, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Betrayal, Blithe Spirit, You Can’t Take It With You, Hay Fever, and premieres of Scent of the Roses (starring Julie Harris), and A New War by Gippe Hoppe. He recreated his production of The Day the Bronx Died with a British cast at London’s Tricycle Theatre, and he did the same for his production of The Crucible with a Romanian cast  (at the National Theatre in Romania.  He directed both La Traviata and La Boheme for Connecticut Grand Opera and the world premiere of two operas: The Wild Goose Circus at Pennsylvania Opera Theatre and Black Water at the OPERA America Festival. He received an Emmy Nomination for his directing of “Abby My Love” for CBS and directed “Street Smart” for HBO and “Notes For My Daughter” for ABC. He has taught directing and acting at NYU, Brown University, and Cornish College for the Arts and has guest lectured at several universities around the country including Yale, Harvard, Carleton and Grinnell Colleges.