Mary Zimmerman

Mary Zimmerman

Mary Zimmerman

(Bio as of March 2016)

Mary Zimmerman is the recipient of a 1998 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2002 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play and numerous Jeff Awards (including Best Production and Best Direction). She is an Artistic Associate of Goodman Theatre, a member of Lookingglass Theatre Company and a professor of performance studies at Northwestern University. Ms. Zimmerman has adapted and directed  Metamorphoses, which appeared on Broadway and at Lookingglass Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and Second Stage Theatre; The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci at the Goodman, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Second Stage Theatre; Journey to the West at the Goodman, the Huntington Theatre Company and Berkeley Repertory Theatre; The Odyssey at Lookingglass Theatre Company, the Goodman, McCarter Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre; Mirror of the Invisible World and Silk, both at the Goodman; Arabian Nights at Lookingglass Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Kansas City Repertory Theatre; Argonautika at Lookingglass Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre Company and McCarter Theatre; The Secret in the Wings at Lookingglass Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre; Eleven Rooms of Proust at Lookingglass Theatre Company and About Face Theatre (co-produced by the Goodman); a new opera with Philip Glass, Galileo Galilei, at the Goodman, The Barbican in London and Brooklyn Academy of Music; Candide  at the Goodman, the Shakespeare Theatre Company and the Huntington Theatre Company; The Jungle Book at the Goodman and Huntington Theatre Company and The White Snake at the Goodman, McCarter Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Wuzhen Theatre Festival in China. In addition, Ms. Zimmerman has directed Shakespeare’s Pericles and All’s Well That Ends Well at the Goodman and Henry VIII and Measure for Measure at New York Theater Festival’s Shakespeare in the Park. She made her Metropolitan Opera directorial debut in 2007 with Lucia di Lammermoor, which she also directed at La Scala in Milan in 2014. Subsequent Met productions include Armida and La Sonnambula.

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Mary Zimmerman

  • Candide
    Candide

    Lauren Molina (Cunegonde) and Geoff Packard (Candide) in Candide directed and newly adapted from the Voltaire by Mary Zimmerman at Goodman Theatre (September 17 – October 31, 2010).

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  • Galileo,Galilei
    Galileo,Galilei

    John Duykers (Older Galileo) in Galileo, Galilei directed by Mary Zimmerman at Goodman Theatre (June 14 – July 28, 2002).

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  • Pericles
    Pericles

    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre's production of Mary Zimmerman's Pericles are (L to R) Meghan Murphy (ensemble member), Jesse J. Perez (Knight), Colleen Delany (Thaisa) and Ryan Artzberger (Pericles) (January 7 – February 19, 2006).

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  • Silk
    Silk

    Ryan Artzberger (Herve Joncour) and Colleen Delany (Helene) in Silk adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman from the novel by Alessandro Baricco at Goodman Theatre (April 23 – May 29, 2005).

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  • TheJungleBook
    TheJungleBook

    Akash Chopra (Mowgli) and Kevin Carolan (Baloo) in Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman’s new musical adaption of The Jungle Book at Goodman Theatre (June 21 - August 18, 2013).

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  • TheWhiteSnake
    TheWhiteSnake

    (L to R) Vin Kridakorn (Boatman), Amy Kim Waschke (White Snake), Jon Norman Schneider (Xu Xian) and Lisa Tejero (Ensemble) in The White Snake written and directed by Mary Zimmerman at Goodman Theatre (May 3 - June 8, 2014).

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