Nancy Meckler

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Nancy Meckler is an American theatre director and film director, best known for her work in the United Kingdom, especially with Shared Experience, where she is joint artistic director alongside Polly Teale.[1]

Works that Meckler has directed for the stage includes I.D..[2] She was a member of London-based collective the Freehold Theatre Company (1969–73), where she eventually became director. The group employed devising methodology to create work, and were the first company to receive the John Whiting Award for "new and distinctive development in dramatic writing', traditionally given to playwrights.[3] Her work in motion pictures includes Sister My Sister and Indian Summer.

Meckler was brought up in Great Neck on Long Island, New York.[4] She attended Antioch College and NYU, is the sister of American internet pioneer Alan Meckler and she trained as an actress at LAMDA. She has lived in the UK since 1968. She is the wife of film producer David Aukin and the mother of director Daniel Aukin and actor Jethro Aukin.


  1. ^ Company, Shared Experience website, Retrieved November 15, 2010
  2. ^ Sher, Antony, I.D. London: Nick Hern Books, 2003, p. 12. ISBN 978-1-85459-754-0
  3. ^ Theodore Shank, "Collective Creation", in Rebecca Schneider and Gabrielle Cody (eds), Re:direction (London: Routledge, 2002, pp. 221-35), p. 229.
  4. ^ "Nancy Meckler, Stage Director, Wed in London to David Aukin", The New York Times, June 21, 1969. Retrieved November 15, 2010.

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