Mary Zimmerman

Mary  Zimmerman

Director, Guys and Dolls

In one season at OSF: The White Snake (director and adapter). 

Other theatres: Broadway: Metamorphoses. Regional: The White Snake (Goodman Theatre; Berkeley Repertory Theatre; McCarter Theatre; Guthrie Theater; The Old Globe Theatre; Wuzhen Theatre Festival, China. Director and adapter, The Odyssey, The Secret in the Wings, Arabian Nights, Metamorphoses, Argonautika (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Eleven Rooms of Proust (Lookingglass/About Face collaboration); Candide, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Silk, Journey to the West, Mirror of the Invisible World, The Odyssey (Goodman Theatre); Disney’s The Jungle Book (Goodman Theatre/Huntington Theatre Company); director, Pericles (Shakespeare Theatre Company/Goodman Theatre); Measure for Measure, Henry VIII (The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival). 

Opera: Directed and wrote the libretto for Galileo Galilei, by Philip Glass (Goodman Theatre; Barbican Theatre, London); La Sonnambula, Rossini’s Armida (Metropolitan Opera); Lucia di Lammermoor (Metropolitan Opera and La Scala, Milan). 

Other credits: Artistic associate of Goodman Theatre, member of Lookingglass Theatre Company. 

Teaching: Professor of performance studies, Northwestern University. 

Awards: 1998 MacArthur Fellowship; 2002 Tony Award (Metamorphoses); other awards in Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Boston; Berkeley, New York. 

Education: BS, MA, Ph.D., Northwestern University.