Charles Towers

Charles Towers is now in his tenth season as Artistic Director at Merrick Repertory Theatre. He has previously served as Artistic Director of Portland Stage Company (Maine) and Virginia Stage Company (Norfolk) and has been a guest director at theatres across the country.  International: Nixon's Nixon (Russell Lees) premiered at the Comedy Theatre on London’s West End in 2001 after winning awards in Edinburgh, Dublin, Toronto and Hong Kong.  New York: MRT's production of Secret Order at off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters.  World Premieres: Vernon Early (Horton Foote) at Alabama Shakespeare Festival; The Dead-Eye Boy (Angus MacLachlan) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; The Art of Sacrifice (Anthony Clarvoe),Real Hush-Hush (John Corwin), and Fallen (Craig Warner) at MRT. American Premieres: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B and Fairy Tales of New York (both by J. P. Donleavy) at Virginia Stage Company, and My Mother Said I Never Should (Charlotte Keatley) at Huntington Theatre Company.  Regional: Notable productions include Secret Order, Dinah Was, Augusta, The Homecoming, The Price, Rounding Third, Boston Marriage, The Drawer Boy, Gun-Shy and Three Days of Rain at MRT; Closer, Art, How I Learned To Drive, The Caretaker, Valley Song and To Kill A Mockingbird at Cincinnati Playhouse; The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire at Huntington; Antony and Cleopatra and Oleanna at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Waiting For Godot, Wedding Band, American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Night of the Iguana, and Betrayal at Virginia Stage Company; After the Fall and Old Times at Portland Stage Company; and Benjamin Britten’s opera The Turn of The Screw at Virginia Opera Company. Other: Mr. Towers is a past member of the Board of Directors of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for America’s non-profit theatre.

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