(Bio as of September 2022)
Robert Falls (Director) has collaborated with Rebecca Gilman on five previous plays: Blue Surge; The True History of the Johnstown Flood; Dollhouse; Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976; and Luna Gale. His most recent Goodman credits include The Sound Inside; The Winter’s Tale; We’re Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time; Pamplona; An Enemy of the People; Blind Date; and with co writer/director Seth Bockley, an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s epic novel 2666. Broadway productions include Death of a Salesman; Long Day’s Journey into Night; Talk Radio; Shining City; The Rose Tattoo; Night of the Iguana and the Pulitzer Prize winning The Young Man from Atlanta. His Broadway musical Elton John and Time Rice’s Aida continues to be performed around the world. His Goodman production of The Iceman Cometh with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy was recently presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. As Artistic Director of Goodman Theatre from 1986 to 2022, notable productions include The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Measure for Measure; King Lear; Desire Under the Elms; Galileo; The Misanthrope; Pal Joey and Arthur Miller’s final play, Finishing the Picture. For his work he has been honored with a Tony Award (Death of A Salesman), a Drama Desk Award (Long Day's Journey into Night), an OBIE Award (subUrbia), a Helen Hayes Award (King Lear) and multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards. He has been recognized with the O’Neill Medallion (Eugene O’Neill Society) and the Sava Morozov Diamond Award (Moscow Art Theatre) for his contributions to Stanislavsky performance and scholarship. He was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2015.