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Bertolt Brecht
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Meryl Streep
(Movies & TV)
Austin Pendleton
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Lloyd Richards
(Movies & TV)
Zora Neale Hurston
(Literature)
Tazewell Thompson
(Literature)
Kevin Kline
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George C. Wolfe

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George C. Wolfe

American playwright and director of theater and film add

Category: Literature

Born in 1954.

Countries: United States (76%), California (12%), Jordan (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bertolt Brecht, Meryl Streep, Austin Pendleton

Linked to: The Wild Party, Frankfort High School, Kentucky State University, New York University

 

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George C. Wolfe was born in 1954 add something


1977

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 add something


1983

He earned an MFA in dramatic writing and musical theater at New York University in 1983 add something


 

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 add something


 

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 add something


1992

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


1998

Alec Baldwin - In 1998, Baldwin played the title role in "Macbeth" at the Public theater alongside Angela Bassett and Liev Schreiber in a production directed by George C. Wolfe


2000

In 2000, Wolfe co-wrote the book and directed the Broadway production "The Wild Party" add something


2004

In late 2004, Wolfe announced his intention to leave the theater for film direction, beginning with the well-received HBO film "Lackawanna Blues" add something


2006

In the summer of 2006, he directed a new translation of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and Her Children" at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park; it starred Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Austin Pendleton add something

 

Tony Kushner - His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and Her Children" was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006, starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe


2008

His latest movie, "Nights in Rodanthe", opened in theatres in September 2008 add something


2013

In 2013, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame add something


2014

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


2017

In August 2017, Wolfe was the only one of the 17 private members of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities who did not sign on to a letter of mass resignation in the wake of Donald Trump's remarks on the Unite the Right rally incident in Charlottesville, Virginia add something


2018

Wolfe will direct a Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" in 2018, with Denzel Washington starring as Hickey add something