We are pleased to announce the publication of The Director’s Voice, Volume 2, edited by Jason Loewith. A follow-up to the immensely popular first volume, this new collection of interviews, illustrated with over 60 photographs, “has a triple purpose,” states Arthur Bartow in his Foreword, “to guide, provoke, seduce and enliven the ambitions of would-be directors; to refresh and validate already established theatre workers and to enshrine the ennobling ideals of the art of directing.”
“Directors today are equipped with a larger toolbox than their forerunners, standing on their shoulders as well as those of pioneers in non-Western theatre, experimental visual art, community-based theatre and the ever-evolving commercial theatre scene.”
― Jason Loewith
The Director’s Voice, Volume Two presents a cross-section of the most diverse and dynamic stage directors defining today’s American theatre in conversation with director/producer Jason Loewith. Offering an unparalleled glimpse into these visionary minds that are reckoning with the question of how to engage, challenge and inspire twenty-first century audiences, it is clear that much has changed in the twenty years since The Director’s Voice debuted. “The nonprofit model has been turned on its head,” Loewith notes. “Institution-building is out for these directors; creating a distinctive voice from a multiplicity of influences is in.” Sketching a compelling portrait of the art form in the new century, these directors include:
Jason Loewith has been a producer, director, playwright and dramaturg in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and now Washington, D.C., where he serves as executive director of the National New Play Network. As a playwright, his work includes the award-winning Adding Machine: A Musical and War with the Newts. He served as artistic director at Evanston’s Next Theatre Company from 2002-2008, and has directed new plays for Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, D.C.’s Studio Theatre and Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE.