Artist Bio

Mark Wing-Davey

Mark Wing-Davey

(Bio as of September 2007)

Mark Wing-Davey most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Passion Play: a cycle in three parts during the 2007/2008 Season. Mr. Wing-Davey first came to prominence in the United States with his highly acclaimed, award-winning production of Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest at New York Theatre Workshop in 1992. The production was nominated for many major awards, winning a 1992 Obie Award for Outstanding Director of the year. The production transferred to Manhattan Theatre Club where it enjoyed an extended run. In 1996, Mr. Wing Davey directed the U.S. premiere of Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, which was nominated for six 1997 Drama Desk Awards including Best Director. Other U.S. and U.K. credits include Owners by Caryl Churchill (New York Theatre Workshop); The Lights by Howard Korder (Lincoln Center Theatre Company) which received seven Drama Desk nominations including Best Director; Angels In America by Tony Kushner (American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco), winner of the Bay Area Critics Circle Award as Best Director; Oleanna by David Mamet (Seattle Repertory Theatre); King Lear (NYU); The Castle by Howard Barker (NYU); The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Mongrel’s Heart by Mikhail Bulgakov (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); Star-Gazey Pie and Sauerkraut by James Stock (Royal Court Theatre, London); Silence, Cunning, Exile by Stuart Greenman (New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater); The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquhar (Berkeley Repertory Theatre) for which he received a Bay Area Critics Circle nomination for Best Director; Troilus & Cressida (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre in Central Park); the world premiere of Greensboro by Emily Mann (McCarter Theatre Company) and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Nottingham Playhouse in England. For his production of 36 Views by Naomi Iizuka at the Public Theater he was nominated for a 2002 Lucille Lortel Award as Best Director. Additional directing credits in both the U.S. & U.K. include the world premiere production of the Rosenthal Prize-winning play The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Carson Kreitzer at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Shakespeare’s Henry V starring Liev Schreiber for the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Delacorte Theatre in Central Park; Craig Lucas’ Small Tragedy at Playwrights Horizons, which won Obies for best ensemble and best play; the West End production of Batboy: The Musical; The Provoked Wife at American Repertory Theatre; The Listener by Craig Lucas in honor of The Juilliard School’s 100th Anniversary; Amy Freed’s Safe in Hell at Yale Repertory Theater; Jose Rivera’s The School of the Americas for the LAByrinth Theatre Company at the New York Shakespeare Festival; and Carson Kreitzer’s 1:23 at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

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