Tony Taccone

Tony Taccone is the artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where he has staged more than 35 shows including the world premieres of The Convict's Return, Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, The First 100 Years, Geni(Us), Ravenshead, Taking Over, Virgin Molly, and Zorro in Hell. He commissioned Tony Kushner's renowned Angels in America, co-directed its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum, and has collaborated with Mr. Kushner on six projects. Their latest piece, Brundibar, featured designs by beloved children's author Maurice Sendak. It debuted at Berkeley Rep and then traveled to Yale Repertory Theatre and The New Victory Theater where it sold out its run and was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards. Mr. Taccone made his Broadway debut with Bridge & Tunnel, which was universally lauded by the critics and won a Tony Award for its star, Sarah Jones. He also staged the show's record-breaking Off Broadway run, workshopped it for Broadway at Berkeley Rep, and directed Ms. Jones' previous hit, Surface Transit. In 2004, his production of David Edgar's Continental Divide transferred to the Barbican Centre in London after playing the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, and England's Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Mr. Taccone frequently works at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he has also directed Coriolanus, Othello, Pentecost, and the American premiere of Seamus Heaney's The Cure at Troy. His other regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, San Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and San Francisco's Eureka Theatre, where he served six years as artistic director before joining Berkeley Rep.

(As of October 2014)

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