Monday, August 10, 2015

Distinguished Director Comes to Off the Wall Theater

Austin Pendleton to Direct at Off the Wall Theater

Austin Pendleton (Director) is an American film, television, and stage actor, playwright, theatre director and instructor. His Off the WALL directorial debut was 2012’s THE SPEED QUEEN. This week his directorial work will be evident at Off the Wall Theater in Carnegie with the staging of “I Won’t Be in on Monday, a world premiere starring Anne Stockton. (See previous blog).

Four performances only: August 13, 14, and 15 @ 8:00 PM.  Matinee: August 16 @ 3pm
 Tickets:  $ 5.00 to $ 40.00 at  / Phone: 724-873-3576.
Mr. Pendleton’s career highlights include - 
Film: Wall Street 2; Piccadilly Jim; Dirty Work; A Beautiful Mind; Searching for Bobby Fischer; Guarding Tess; Finding Nemo (voice of Gurgle); Queenie in Love; Manna from Heaven; Mr. and Mrs. Bridge; What's Up Doc?; Joe the King; The Associate; Trial and Error; Amistad; Sue; The Muppet Movie, My Cousin Vinny; Christmas with the Kranks.

Theatre: Actor, Broadway: The Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Doubles; An American Millionaire; The Little Foxes (original cast – role of Leo Hubbard); Hail Strawdyke!; Fiddler on the Roof (original cast – role of Motel).

 Actor, Off-Broadway: Straight White Men; Ivanov, Mother Courage and Her Children (with Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline); The Sunset Limited; Richard II; Hamlet; Richard III; Uncle Vanya; Master Class; The Last Sweet Days of Isaac; Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad.  Actor, Regional: King Lear, Waiting for Godot (New Repertory Theatre); The Black Monk (Samuel Beckett Theatre); Love Drunk (Abingdon Theatre).

 Director, Broadway: The Spoils of War; The Little Foxes (with Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton – Tony nominee, Best Director); John Gabriel Borkman; The Runner Stumbles; Shelter.

Director, Off-Broadway: Hamlet (with Peter Sarsgaard); Between Riverside and Crazy (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations for Best Director); Ivanov (with Ethan Hawke); Detroit; The Little Foxes; Spoils of War; Three Sisters (OBIE Award, Best Director); The Runner Stumbles; Fifty Words; Uncle Vanya; Vieux Carre; Golden Age; Bus Stop.  Frequent directing at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and at Steppenwolf, where he is an Ensemble member.  Director, Chicago: A Minister's Wife (Writers' Theater – Joseph Jefferson Award); Playwright and Actor: Orson's Shadow (Chicago Center for the Performing Arts and Barrow Street Theatre); Booth (Writers' Theater). 

TV: Homicide: Life on the Street (NBC); Oz (HBO); The Fourth Floor (HBO); Liberty (PBS).  Awards: 2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Legend of Off Broadway Award (for sustained achievement in the world of Off-Broadway); 2007 Drama Desk Special Award (“Renaissance Man of the American Theater”); Lucille Lortel nomination and L.A. Drama Critics Award for Best Writing (Orson's Shadow); Clarence Derwent Award (Hail Strawdyke!); OBIE Award, Distinguished Performance (The Last Sweet Days of Isaac).

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