Artist Bio

Martin Platt

(Bio as of June 2007)

Martin Platt most recently collaborated with the Goodman on In The Continuum during the 2006/2007 Season. He celebrated his 35th year in professional theater in 2006 as the co­director of Perry Street Theatre. As a producer in New York, his work includes Treason; Here Lies Jenny, starring Bebe Neuwirth; Shylock; and An Oak Tree. Upcoming New York projects include Emily Devoti’s H/M and Mark Brown’s Around The World In 80 Days. In London and the U.K. he has produced Gumboots, Nixon’s Nixon, A Woman in Waiting, Inner City Jam and The Free State. He has also produced tours for theater companies and events from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, Haiti and Uganda. As a director in New York his work has included the Drama Desk-nominat­ed revival of D.H. Lawrence’s The Daughter-In-Law; the Jon Marans/Ed Thomas musical Irrationals, I’ll Never See the Stars Again, with music group ARTEK; and Sallie Bingham’s Treason. This fall, he will direct the 1917 drama John Ferguson at Mint Theater. Mr. Platt recently directed the European premiere of Doubt in Vienna, as well as Don Juan Flamenco in Seville. In 2005, he directed the premiere of Cio Cio San, an opera co-written with composer Brad Carroll. Mr. Platt was the found­ing artistic director of Alabama Shakespeare Festival and of Santa Fe Stages and has also served as general director of Birmingham Opera Theatre. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.