Knowledge Identifier: +George_C._Wolfe
Born in 1954.
Countries: United States (76%), California (12%), Jordan (6%)
Linked to: The Wild Party, Frankfort High School, Kentucky State University, New York University
In 1977, Wolfe gave C. Bernard Jackson, the executive director of the Inner City Cultural Center in the Los Angeles , the first scene of a play he was working on
He earned an MFA in dramatic writing and musical theater at New York University in 1983
In 1989, however, Wolfe won an Obie award for best off-Broadway director for his play "Spunk", an adaptation of three stories by Zora Neale Hurston
Wolfe gained a national reputation with his 1991 musical "Jelly's Last Jam", a musical about the life of jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton; after a Los Angeles opening, the play moved to Broadway, where it received 11 Tony nominations and won the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Book of a Musical
Tazewell Thompson - New York Shakespeare Festival - When selected in 1992 as the Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage, Thompson became one of a handful of black directors to head a regional theatre, including Kenny Leon of the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, George C. Wolfe at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Lloyd Richards, the longtime artistic director of the Yale Repertory Theater
In 2000, Wolfe co-wrote the book and directed the Broadway production "The Wild Party"
You're Not You - "'You're Not You"' is a 2014 American drama film directed by George C. Wolfe and written by Jordan Roberts and Shana Feste, based on a novel of the same name by Michelle Wildgen
Wolfe will direct a Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" in 2018, with Denzel Washington starring as Hickey