1936 or 1937
New York, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Marcia Howard (stage name from 1955 through 1963)|
|Occupation||Actor, acting teacher, playwright, director|
Marcia Haufrecht (born in 1936 or 1937 as Marcia Haufreucht) is an American actress, playwright and director, as well as a noted acting teacher and coach. A life member of The Actors Studio, and a longtime member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre, she is also the founder and artistic director of the Off-Off-Broadway company (and venue), The Common Basis Theatre (originally The Common Ground Theatre).
Haufrecht was the first of three children born to Herbert and Judith Haufreucht,[a] the former a noted pianist, composer, folklorist and editor. A Manahattan native, born and bred, Ms. Haufrecht attended Performing Arts High School, graduating in 1954 as a dancer.
High school diploma notwithstanding, Broadway was scarcely clamoring for "a barefoot, modern dancer" (Haufrecht's own words), much less for one of Ms. Haufrecht's diminutive stature and limited experience. That being said, she made her Off-Broadway debut as an actress that September at the Cherry Lane Theatre, with a small part in the Studio 12 [b] limited-run revival of Jean-Paul Sartre's The Flies. Moreover, undersized or not, Haufrecht nonetheless secured both her Broadway and her professional dancing debuts just two months later, becoming one of the final group of dancers engaged for the new musical, Plain and Fancy. For this, she had the show's choreographer, Helen Tamiris, to thank; a former colleague of Haufrecht's father, Tamiris fought hard for her inclusion in the show.
While deferring to their choreographer on this particular casting decision, the show's producers stood firm on the matter of billing. If they could not lengthen the dancer, nor her resumé, then they could and would shorten - and Americanize - her name; by the time of the show's opening in January 1955, Haufrecht had, for public consumption, become Howard, and so she would remain for at least six years.
In the summer of 1955, Haufrecht's Broadway debut was followed by a national tour with Can-Can, owing in large part - as she would confide in a 2012 interview - to the casting call's fortuitous timing:
I think the only reason they hired me was because it was in the dead of summer, and the only people that showed up to the audition were strippers; they weren't really dancers. So they had to hire me; I was the only dancer that showed up.
Nonetheless, well before her 20th birthday, Haufrecht had already turned her attention to acting, as she told The Montreal Gazette in 1969, "because I hated being part of the background. I felt so superfluous. And I felt I had something to say... It was my ego."
Speaking in 2012, Haufrecht concedes that her early career change, however rewarding in the long run, was basically a pragmatic choice, born of necessity:
After I was done with Can-Can, I auditioned for a lot of shows, and I couldn't get anything... One day, I auditioned - I don't know if it was Damn Yankees - [but] it was a Bob Fosse show. And I'm down to the last fifteen and he needed twelve, or something like that. He pulls me aside and says, "I'd love to use you, Marcia. You're a wonderful dancer, you really are. But you're too short." I said to myself, "That's it; I'm outta here. I'm not dancing anymore." 
Within a year or so, Haufrecht was working with Nola Chilton, an influential New York-based acting teacher and director.[c] Haufrecht studied with Chilton for approximately four years, culminating in her participation in an Off-Broadway revival of Sidney Kingsley's Dead End, staged by Chilton and boasting a 45-member cast; aside from Haufrecht, it featured such promising unknowns as Ken Kercheval, Jerry Ragni, 'Dusty' Hoffman, and Ron Leibman. Despite an extremely favorable review from Village Voice critic Michael Smith, praising both performance (including Haufrecht's "spectacularly destroyed whore") and production, dissatisfaction with her own contribution, and with the quality of her work in general as well as her perceived lack of progress, led Haufrecht to seriously contemplate giving up acting altogether. Quickly dissuaded by her colleagues, Leibman in particular, Haufrecht followed the latter's advice and joined him at The Actors Studio to meet with Studio director Lee Strasberg. Allowed to sit in on sessions on an interim basis, Haufrecht eventually earned her full membership via audition.
A member of the Studio since at least 1964, Haufrecht is now a seasoned veteran of stage and screen, in roles ranging from White Cargo's exotic femme fatale, Tondeleyo  (her final appearance as Marcia Howard), to Richard III's eloquent nemesis, Queen Elizabeth, opposite Al Pacino (in the first of Pacino's three Richard's). She has performed at Lincoln Center, La MaMa, The Public Theater, with The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Center Stage in Baltimore, at the Adelphi Festival Theatre in Garden City, The Open Stage in Sarasota, in Montreal at Place des Arts, and in Berlin at the Friends of the Opera Theatre. Haufrecht's film appearances have, in recent years, included The Producers, The Night Listener, Anamorph, and Win Win; on TV, she's been seen in The Sopranos, as well as Law & Order, Law and Order: SVU, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
In April 2001, more than 20 years after its first and only production, Tennessee Williams' Will Mr. Merriweather Return from Memphis? received its New York premiere, courtesy of Haufrecht's Common Basis Theatre, with the artistic director herself heading the cast. As Daily News critic Howard Kissel noted, "The play's heady combination of black humor and poetry is best handled by Marcia Haufrecht, as the woman pining for her former boarder." Ken Jaworski of Off-Off-Broadway Review added:
As Louise McBride, Marcia Haufrecht was exquisite: a frail woman struggling to appear strong, an aging southern belle masking loneliness behind false laughter. "Even in a dream one can suffer," Louise claims. Haufrecht embodied the premise, projecting a drowsy, fatigued lonesomeness with each action and word.
The previous month, Haufrecht had garnered even stronger praise from Off-Off-Broadway Review's Doug DeVita as Common Basis staged another, less heralded premiere, Grace Cavalieri's Pinecrest Rest Haven:
A frail-looking woman, her white hair tied up in a simple purple ribbon, enters a peach-and-white nursing-home waiting room and plaintively asks if anyone has seen her husband. The question, asked with a heartbreaking, bewildered innocence by the haunting Marcia Haufrecht, is a startlingly lucid depiction of the loss of clarity that can come with advanced age... the one thing this production had going for it was the presence of Haufrecht, who effortlessly rose above the obvious material and gave a luminous, moving performance of concise truth... As the late, great Madeline Kahn once said about her own work: "I have appeared in crap, but I have never treated it as such. Never." Haufrecht obviously goes by that same standard, and her performance displayed a level of professionalism that most actors would do well to emulate.
From a playwright whose initial motivation had simply been to provide - at a director/colleague's request - an interesting acting vehicle for herself, Haufrecht's plays have been produced in New York City by Common Basis Theatre, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Actors Studio, and, in upstate New York, by Performing Arts of Woodstock. Around the country, her work has been performed in Texas, Florida, in San Francisco, and, in Southern California, by Company of Angels  and CSU Fullerton. Abroad, her plays have been staged in New Zealand, Australia at La Mama in Melbourne, and at the Kultur im Gugg in Austria.
As a director, Haufrecht has staged both original works and revivals at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Actors Studio, The Barrow Street Theatre, The Common Basis Theatre, and in Australia, Portugal, and Austria .
A student of Lee Strasberg from the early 1960s until his death, Haufrecht taught at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute for five years; later, she worked for two years as an adjunct professor in Columbia University's graduate film program. Haufrecht has taught and coached privately for over thirty years; her students include Ellen Barkin, Alec Baldwin, Uma Thurman, Janine Turner, John Leguizamo, Debi Mazar, Loren Dean, David Duchovny, Ian Buchanan, and Harvey Keitel. She taught for several years in Australia, and in Austria; more recently, she has taught, and continues to teach, in Lisbon, Portugal, since the mid-1990s. In New York, Haufrecht was on the faculty of The Actors Studio MFA program at The New School for Social Research (where Haufrecht would remain when the MFA program departed for Pace University in 2006, staying there until her retirement in 2011).
Stage and screen credits
Theatre (partial listing)
These are acting credits except where otherwise indicated.
|Opened||Title||Written by||Theater Company (and/or venue)||Directed by||Role|
||The Flies||Euripides||Cherry Lane Theatre||Denis Vaughan||Third Fury|
||Plain and Fancy||Music - Albert Hague / Lyrics - Arnold Horwitt / Book - Joseph Stein, Will Glickman||The Mark Hellinger Theatre||Morton DaCosta||Dancer (as Marcia Howard)|
||Can-Can||Music & lyrics - Cole Porter / book - Abe Burrows||National Tour||Abe Burrows||Dancer (as Marcia Howard)|
||Dead End||Sidney Kingsley||Orphans Unlimited [d] / 41st Street Theatre (on Broadway south of Times Square)||Nola Chilton||Francie (as Marcia Howard)|
||White Cargo||Leon Gordon||Players Theatre (in Greenwich Village)||Sam Rosen||Tondeleyo (as Marcia Howard)|
||The Three Sisters||Anton Chekhov||The Actors Studio Theatre / Morosco Theatre||Lee Strasberg||Carnival person|
||Galileo||Bertolt Brecht||Theatre of the Living Arts (in Philadelphia)||Andre Gregory||Street singer|
||Tom Paine||Paul Foster||La MaMa||Tom O'Horgan||Principal|
||Having Fun In the Bathroom||Leonard Melfi||La MAMa||Edward Setrakian||Felicia|
||Our Bed is Green||Aviva Ravel||Place des Arts||Howard Ryshpan||Rivka|
||Once Again and Yet Again / Night / Eve||Marcia Haufrecht||Performing Arts of Woodstock||NA||Written by|
||Richard III||William Shakespeare||Theater Company of Boston||NA||Queen Elizabeth (Standby for Linda Selman)|
||The Independence of Striva Kowardsky||Marcia Haufrecht||Performing Arts of Woodstock||NA||Written by|
||Mert and Phil||Anne Burr||New York Shakespeare Festival / Vivian Beaumont Theater||Joseph Papp||Mert, Lucille (standby for Estelle Parsons and Rhoda Gemignani)|
||Eulogy for a Small Time Thief||Miguel Piñero||Ensemble Studio Theatre||Jack Gelber||Tina|
||Curse of the Starving Class||Sam Shepard||New York Shakespeare Festival / Public Theater||Robert Woodruff||Ella (understudy for Olympia Dukakis)|
||I Don't Know Where You're Coming From At All||Shirley Lauro||Ensemble Studio Theatre||NA||Miss Sarah Berlin|
||Welfare||Marcia Haufrecht||Ensemble Studio Theatre||Anthony McKay||Written by|
||The Hunchback of Notre Dame||NA||New York Shakespeare Festival / Public Theater||NA||Mme. Muniere|
||On Bliss Street in Sunnyside||Marcia Haufrecht||The Actors Studio||NA||Alegra Katz (also Written by)|
||Accumulated Baggage||Marcia Haufrecht||American Theatre of Actors (ATA in New York City)||Sharon Chatten||NA (also Written by)|
||The House of Blue Leaves||John Guare||Adelphi Festival Theater (in Garden City)||Bunny|
||On Bliss Street in Sunnyside||Marcia Haufrecht||Siesta Keys Actors Theatre (in Sarasota)||NA||Written by|
||Bliss Street||Marcia Haufrecht||The Open Stage (in Sarasota)||William Shroder||Alegra Katz (also Written by)|
||Full Moon & High Tide in the Ladies Room||Marcia Haufrecht||Company of Angels / West End Stage (in Los Angeles)||Carol Ries||Written by|
||Welfare||Marcia Haufrecht||Minority Actors Guild / South Dallas Cultural Center||NA||Written by|
||An Exchange||Marcia Haufrecht||La Mama (Melbourne) / La Mama Theatre||Marcia Haufrecht||Written by & Directed by|
||Full Moon & High Tide in the Ladies Room||Marcia Haufrecht||Creative Voices Theatre Company / Creative Place Theatre (in New York City)||Diane Cossa||Written by|
||Promethea Bound and Sisyphus Too||Marcia Haufrecht||La Mama (Melbourne) / Napier Street Theatre (in New Zealand)||Marcia Haufrecht||Written by & Directed by|
||The House of Nancy Dunn||Music - Steve Weisberg / Andy Craft / Howard Pflanzer||La MaMa||John James Hickey||Gloria Doria|
||Full Moon & High Tide in the Ladies Room||Marcia Haufrecht||Common Basis Theatre||Marcia Haufrecht||Written by & Directed by|
||Pinecrest Rest Haven||Grace Cavalieri||Common Basis Theatre||Amy Coleman||Mrs. P|
||Will Mr. Merriweather Return from Memphis?||Tennessee Williams||Common Basis Theatre||Dan Isaac||Louise McBride|
||The Daughters of Eve||Mark Borkowski||Barrow Street Theatre||Marcia Haufrecht||Directed by|
||The Daughters of Eve||Mark Borkowski||Cherry Lane Studio Theatre||Marcia Haufrecht||Directed by|
||No Place Like Home (TV movie)||Hilda|
||Law & Order - "DWB"||Linda Coffey|
||The Sopranos - "46 Long"||Fanny|
||Law & Order - "Amends"||Brenda Jenks|
||Sopranos - "Proshai, Livushka"||Fanny|
||Law & Order: SVU - "Parasites"||Mrs. Varella|
||Law & Order: Criminal Intent - "Cherry Red"||Erin Finoff|
||Law & Order - "Doped"||Eileen (as Marica Haufrecht)|
||The Three Sisters||Neighbor|
||Dog Day Afternoon||Neighbor|
||Night-Flowers||Woman at Wrestling Match|
||Mortal Sins||Elevator Passenger|
||New York Socialite (short subject)||Guru|
||Three Long Years||Jude's Mother|
||Mind the Gap||Sady|
||Marcus' Story (short subject)||Janet Silverman|
||The Producers||Mrs. Trevors|
||The Night Listener||Pant-Suited Woman (as Marcia Halfrecht)|
||Two Star State of Mind (video)||Nancy Willoughby|
||The Ride (short subject)||Nancy|
||Win Win||Gina Flaherty|
||Subterranean Love (short subject)||Accordion Lady|
- Judging from Google News Archive searches for each spelling, the Haufreucht family as a whole seems to have dropped the second 'u' as of the mid-1940s. The latest article featuring the original spelling occurs in 1946.
- Formerly Theatre 12, and prior to that, the 12th Street Players, Studio 12's chief components, director Denis Vaughan and set designer Bert Greene, would go on to greater fame as cookbook authors and owners of an upscale Amagansett eatery catering to a celebrity clientele.
- As an actor, Chilton had been directed by future Actors Studio head Lee Strasberg; she herself would go on to direct such actors as Richard Ward, Jack Gilford, Zero Mostel, Joseph Chaikin, Jack Betts, and Jean Shepherd. As a teacher, Chilton instructed Chaikin and several other future founding members of the experimental Open Theatre, created by them in early 1963, less than a year after Chilton's emigration to Israel, where she has worked and prospered for the nearly half century since, becoming a storied and seminal figure in Israeli arts and letters.
- The name of this ad hoc 'company' would appear to be an inside joke by director Chilton, at the expense of Equity Library Theatre, under whose auspices this production had been prepared and was to have been presented, presumably at its customary venue, the Lenox Hill Playhouse. Instead, at the eleventh hour, ELT's managing director Lyle Dye Jr. pulled the plug, calling the production "not quite up to standard," even professing concern for the actors' - and ELT's - "reputations." Speaking nine years later, Haufrecht maintained that ELT simply found the show too violent. In any event, Chilton's rapidly implemented response - a sit-in by the director and her entire, suddenly 'orphaned' 45-member cast in front of the Lenox Hill Playhouse - led Actors Equity to override ELT, forcing the latter to provide an alternate venue. Ironically, given Dye's stated concerns, Chilton and her cast were roundly applauded for their efforts in a review published in the next week's issue of the Village Voice (which also made a point of contrasting Chilton's production favorably with exactly the sort of showcase fare typically offered by ELT).
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- Gussow, Mel. "Theater: 'Richard III'; Production in Boston Stars Al Pacino; The Cast". The New York Times. February 13, 1973.
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- Wrath, Andre J. "Review: Common Basis Theatre presents 'Little Delusions, Two One-Acts,' directed by Marcia Haufrecht". The Off-Off-Broadway Review. Volume 7, Number 5. August 10, 2000. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- Mart, Sheila. "Review: Common Basis Theatre presents 'Full Moon & High Tide in the Ladies' Room,' written and directed by Marcia Haufrecht". The Off-Off-Broadway Review. Volume 7, Number 13. November 16, 2000. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- DeVita, Doug. "Review: Common Basis Theatre presents 'Pinecrest Rest Haven'". The Off-Off-Broadway Review. Volume 7, Number 24. March 29, 2001. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- Mackler,David. "Review: Common Basis Theatre presents 'Lulu's Back in Town' and 'Surprise'". The Off-Off-Broadway Review. Volume 7, Number 32. July 2, 2001. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- Official Website
- The Sissy Gamache Show, with guest Marcia Haufrecht. Aired September 7, 2012.
- Marcia Haufrecht at the Wisconsin Historical Society's Actors Studio audio collection, 1956-1969
- Marcia Haufrecht at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Marcia Haufrecht at the Internet Broadway Database
- Marcia Haufrecht at the Internet Movie Database