JoAnne Akalaitis Net Worth

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JoAnne Akalaitis Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

JoAnne Akalaitis (born June 29, 1937, Chicago) is a Lithuanian American theatre director and writer. She is the winner of five Obie Awards for direction (and sustained achievement) and founder of the critically acclaimed Mabou Mines in New York City, from which she resigned after twenty years in June 1990.Akalaitis was pre-med and studied philosophy at the University of Chicago, graduating in 1960. After choosing acting as a career, she studied with the Actor's Workshop in San Francisco, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Open Theater Workshop in New York, and acting theorist Jerzy Grotowski in France. Additionally, as a Mabou Mines founder, she conducted workshops in Mabou's acting technique.In addition to the American Repertory Theater - where she has directed Endgame, The Balcony (by Jean Genet) and The Birthday Party (by Harold Pinter) - she has staged works by Euripides, Shakespeare, Strindberg, Schiller, Tennessee Williams, Philip Glass, Janáček, and her own work at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City Opera, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Court Theatre, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the Guthrie Theater. She is the former artistic director of the New York Shakespeare Festival and was artist in residence at the Court Theatre in Chicago.Ms. Akalaitis was the Andrew Mellon Co-chair of the Directing Program at Juilliard School, and was the Wallace Benjamin Flint and L. May Hawver Flint Professor of Theater at Bard College until 2012. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants, Edwin Booth Award, Rosamund Gilder Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre, and Pew Charitable Trusts National Theatre Artist Residency Program grant.In the early 1980s, Samuel Beckett reportedly attempted to shut down a production of his play, Endgame, which she was directing.Her play Green Card is published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthJune 29, 1937
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, United States
ProfessionDirector, Writer
SpousePhilip Glass (m. 1965–1980)
ChildrenJuliet Glass, Zachary Glass
ParentsClement Akalaitis, Estelle Akalaitis
MoviesDead End Kids
1She was awarded the 1986 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Writing for "Green Card" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.


Dead End Kids1986


Dead End Kids1986


Stop Making Sense1984Documentary special thanks - as Joanne Akalaitis


Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray2016DocumentaryHerself
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts2007DocumentaryHerself, Philip Glass' first wife

Nominated Awards

1987Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticDead End Kids (1986)

Known for movies

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