Artist Bio

Henry Wishcamper
Henry Wishcamper

Henry Wishcamper

(Bio as of October 2013)

Henry Wishcamper's Goodman directing credits include his own adaptation of Animal Crackers (Jeff nomination) and Horton Foote’s Talking Pictures. New York directing credits include Spirit Control at Manhattan Theatre Club; Graceland at LCT3; Port Authority at Atlantic Theater Company; Elvis People at New World Stages; The Polish Play at Katharsis Theater Company; Pullman Car Hiawatha at Keen Company (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play);  So Frightful an Event is Single in the History of Man at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre; The Flying Doctor and The Imaginary Cuckold with the Roundtable Ensemble and ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore at HERE Arts Center. Regional theater and other directing credits include the American premiere of Conor McPherson’s The Birds at the Guthrie Theater; Engaging Shaw and The Mystery of Irma Vep at The Old Globe; Art at Barrington Stage Company; The Seafarer and Speech & Debate at TheaterWorks; The Good Thief at Portland Stage Company and Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Maine Summer Dramatic Institute and Shakespeare in Deering Oaks Park. He has served as the assistant director of the Broadway productions of August: Osage County and Shining City. His adaptation of Animal Crackers has been produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Lyric Stage Company. Mr. Wishcamper is the artistic director of Katharsis Theater Company and was previously the artistic director of the Maine Summer Dramatic Institute (MSDI) in Portland, Maine. While there, he founded Shakespeare in Deering Oaks Park, a free Shakespeare festival in Portland's primary public park featuring students from MSDI's education program. He serves on the Lincoln Center Theater Young Angels Artists Committee and Manhattan Theatre Club’s Young Patrons Artists Committee. Mr. Wishcamper is a Drama League directing fellow and a graduate of Yale University.

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