Artist Bio

Jo Bonney

(Bio as of September 2009)

Jo Bonney most recentely collaborated with the Goodman on Stoop Stories during the 2009/2010 Season. Ms. Bonney’s directing credits include Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars at The Public Theater Lab; Michael Weller’s Beast at New York Theatre Workshop; Naomi Wallace’s Fever Chart at The Public Theater Lab and Hard Weather Boating Party at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays; Alan Ball’s All that I Will Ever Be at New York Theatre Workshop; Eric Bogosian’s subUrbia, Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play and Lisa Loomer’s Living Out at Second Stage Theatre; Will Power’s The Seven at New York Theatre Workshop and La Jolla Playhouse (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical); Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig at MCC Theater and the Geffen Playhouse and Some Girl(s) at MCC Theater; Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Christopher Shinn’s On the Mountain at Playwrights Horizons; Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics at Arena Stage; Universes’ Slanguage at New York Theatre Workshop and Mark Taper Forum; Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July at Signature Theatre Company (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival); José Rivera’s Adoration of the Old Woman at La Jolla Playhouse and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot at The Public Theater; Diana Son’s Stop Kiss and Anna Deavere Smith’s House Arrest at The Public Theater; Jessica Goldberg’s Good Thing at The New Group; John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger at Classic Stage Company; Danny Hoch’s Some People and Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop in the United States and Britain; and numerous solos including Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead; Wake Up and Smell the Coffee and plays by Eric Bogosian in the United States and Britain. Ms. Bonney is the recipient of a 1998 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction and the editor of Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century (TCG).

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