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Mary Zimmerman
 
A full professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company, and an Artistic Associate of the Goodman Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre, Mary Zimmerman has won 20 Joseph Jefferson awards, including "Best New Work or Adaptation," "Best Production," and "Best Direction." Zimmerman is also the 1998 Recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. New City calls her "heir apparent to big-time directors like Robert Falls and Frank Galati."

With Lookingglass, she has adapted or directed The Odyssey, The Secret in the Wings, The Arabian Nights, S/M, and Metamorphoses. With the Goodman, she has adapted/directed The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (Joseph Jefferson award for best direction and best new work/adaptation), Journey to the West (Joseph Jefferson award for best new work/adaptation), and Mirror of the Invisible World. At NU, she has adapted and directed Six Myths and Eleven Rooms of Proust, and directed The Baltimore Waltz and All's Well That End's Well.

She has directed Henry VIII at the New York Shakespeare Festival in the Park, and a production of The Arabian Nights at the Manhattan Theatre Club, which received a Drama Desk nomination for direction. Additional directing credits include Laughter in the Dark, The Actor Retires and Jack at Remains Theatre, and Hapgood at Center Theatre. She is a director for the ongoing theater/radio series Stories on Stage and has directed several short films for the theater.

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