Lynne Meadow

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Lynne Meadow is an American theatre producer and director and a college professor.

A cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr, Meadow attended the Yale School of Drama. In 1972 she joined the Manhattan Theatre Club as Artistic Director, and in that position she has directed and produced more than 450[1][2][3] New York City and world premieres of plays by American and international playwrights, including Terrence McNally, Beth Henley, John Guare, Athol Fugard, Brian Friel, Harold Pinter, Alan Ayckbourn, John Patrick Shanley, and August Wilson.

Under Meadow's leadership, MTC has been honored with every prestigious theatre award, including nineteen Tony Awards, six Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, forty-eight Obie Awards, thirty-two Drama Desk Awards, as well as New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Theatre World Awards. In 2013, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[4]

Meadow's directing credits include Sally and Marsha, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife,Absent Friends and The Commons of Pensacola.

Meadow has taught at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, Stony Brook University, Yale University, and NYU. She is married to attorney Ronald Shechtman.

Education[edit]

  • Bryn Mawr Board of Trustees[5]
  • Herbert Brodkin Fellow at Yale[6]

Awards[edit]

  • Lucille Lortel Award for Lifetime Achievement[7][8]
  • Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement[9]
  • Museum of the City of New York’s Auchincloss Prize[10]
  • Lee Reynolds Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women[11]
  • Manhattan Award from Manhattan magazine[12]
  • Person of the Year from the National Theatre Conference[13]
  • Margo Jones Award[14]
  • Mr. Abbot award for Lifetime Achievement from the Stage Directors Foundation[15]
  • She has twice been nominated for Best Director at the Drama Desk Awards: in 1996 for Leslie Ayvazian’s Nine Armenians and in 1988 for Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind with Stockard Channing.[16]

Directing Credits[edit]

Source[17]

Selected World/NY Premieres Produced Under LM’s Artistic Direction[edit]

Source[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legendary Director Lynne Meadow". learni.st. 
  2. ^ "Expert Interview: Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Manhatten Theatre NYC - director or producer of over 450 theatre premieres". www.rubbingelbowswithexperts.org. 
  3. ^ "The 2nd Annual Lilly Awards to Be Handed Out On June 6 in NYC". blogs.indiewire.com. 
  4. ^ "Cherry Jones, Ellen Burstyn, Cameron Mackintosh, and More Inducted Into Broadway's Theater Hall of Fame". www.theatermania.com. 
  5. ^ "Expert Interview: Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Manhatten Theatre NYC - director or producer of over 450 theatre premieres". www.rubbingelbowswithexperts.org. 
  6. ^ "Annual Magazine of Yale School of Drama 2011–2012". www.yale.edu. 
  7. ^ "26th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations & Co-Hosts Announced". www.lortelaward.com. 
  8. ^ "2011 Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations & Recipients". www.lortelaward.com. 
  9. ^ "MTC's Lynne Meadow Honored With Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement". www.playbill.com. 
  10. ^ "MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow Receives 2012 Louis Auchincloss Prize Oct. 22". www.playbill.com. 
  11. ^ "Marlo Thomas Receives Lee Reynolds Award Dec. 8". www.playbill.com. 
  12. ^ "Lynne Meadow on CUNY TV". www.cuny.tv. 
  13. ^ "Manhattan Theatre Club's Lynne Meadow to Receive Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement". theandygram.com. 
  14. ^ "Manhattan Theatre Club's Lynne Meadow to Receive Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement". theandygram.com. 
  15. ^ "Manhattan Theatre Club's Lynne Meadow to Receive Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement". theandygram.com. 
  16. ^ "Drama Desk Awards". awards.dramadesk.org. 
  17. ^ http://www.lortel.org/LLA_archive/index.cfm http://ibdb.com/
  18. ^ http://www.lortel.org/LLA_archive/index.cfm http://ibdb.com/

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