This week I talk with director Pam MacKinnon. She's just been nominated for a Tony for her work on Clybourne Park and I am really grateful she made the time to talk to me anyway. We spend some time on her journey with that play—from Playwrights Horizons in NYC to Center Theater Group in LA and on to Broadway—wind our way into her relationship with Edward Albee—including her work on the Steppenwolf production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf that went on to Arena Stage, and poke at the notion of "new play development" from the perspective of this prolific director of new work. At the end of the call comes a list of the projects she's working on between this whirlwind of the Tony Nomination and her return to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf for its Broadway production later this year. It's a delightful and surprising list of projects on this woman's plate!
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