Mary Zimmerman returns to the Huntington having previously directed A Midsummer Night's Dream and her adaptation of the Chinese epic Journey to the West. She previously directed Candide at the Goodman Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company. Her Broadway work includes her Tony Award-winning production of Metamorphoses. Her other works originating in Chicago include The Arabian Nights, The Odyssey, Argonautika, and The Secret in the Wings (Lookingglass Theatre Company); The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Mirror of the Invisible World, Silk, and a new opera with Phillip Glass, Galileo Galilei (Goodman Theatre); and Eleven Rooms of Proust (About Face Theatre, Lookingglass, and Goodman Theatre). These shows have subsequently been produced widely at such theatres as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Second Stage Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre, Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. At The Metropolitan Opera she has directed Lucia Di Lammermoor, La Sonnambula, and Armida. She is a 1998 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and a professor of performance studies at Northwestern University.