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Jessica Kubzansky

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Jessica Kubzansky is an award-winning director who works around the country in venues as diverse as The Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Portland Center Stage, the Mark Taper Forum New Works, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the American Stage Co., The Boston Publick, London’s Old Red Lion and Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms.

Kubzansky is also the co-artistic director of The Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena’s intimate performing arts complex, where she directed the inimitable Camille Saviola in the David Hare version of Brecht’s Mother Courage, as well as the world premieres of Carlos Murillo’s Unfinished American Highwayscape #9 & 32, Jean-Claude van Itallie’s Light and Cody Henderson’s Cold/Tender.

Other work includes Tory Stewart’s Leitmotif for South Coast Rep’s Pacific Playwrights Festival; The Glass Menagerie (The Colony Theatre); Colorado by Peter Sinn Natchtrieb for South Coast Rep’s NewSCRipts Series; the world premiere of Tom Jacobson’s The Orange Grove; a modern adaptation of The Cherry Orchard (Playwrights’ Arena); a theatrical staging of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Wing on Wing for the L.A. Philharmonic at Disney Hall; Julia Cho’s BFE (Portland Center StageJAW/WEST); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); the Playwrights Arena/Echo Theatre Co. world premiere and subsequent Geffen production of Bryan Davidson’s award-winning War Music; Sheila Callaghan’s Kate Crackernuts (24th Street Theatre); the multi-Ovation-winning Toys in the Attic (The Colony); the Salamone/McIntyre musical Moscow (Chekhov Now Festival, NYC); Measure for Measure (A Noise Within); David Hare’s Amy’s View (International City Theatre); Carol Wolf’s The Thousandth Night with Ron Campbell (most recently at the Aurora Theatre, SF); and many others.

Kubzansky received the 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre.