The Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama is proud to announce that Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe was the 2005 Ralph L. Collins Memorial Lecturer. One of the most acclaimed directors in the American theatre, Mr. Wolfe visiedt IU on March 29 and 30, 2005. Mr. Wolfe made one public appearance in an interview with Jonathan Michaelsen in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:00 p.m.
George C. Wolfe has directed eleven shows on Broadway, including Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Tony Award) and Perestroika; Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk (Tony Award); Elaine Stritch at Liberty; Topdog/Underdog (Obie Award); Twilight, Los Angeles: 1992 (Drama Desk Award); The Tempest; Jelly’s Last Jam (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards); The Wild Party, and most recently Caroline, or Change. He is the author of The Colored Museum and Spunk (adapted from Zora Neale Hurston), as well as book writer for the musicals The Wild Party and Jelly’s Last Jam. Additional directing credits include Harlem Song, created for the Apollo Theatre, Amistad, at Chicago’s Lyric Opera, Macbeth, Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Radiant Baby. He was declared a Living Landmark by the New York City Landmark Conservancy, and from 1992 to 2004 served as Producer for The Public Theatre.
George C. Wolfe spoke to students, faculty, and staff in an informational session in the Wells-Metz Theatre at 2:30 on Tuesday, March 29, 2005. Theatre and Drama Chairperson Jonathan Michaelsen moderated the discussion. At 5:00 p.m. the same day, Jonathan Michaelsen conducted a more formal interview with Mr. Wolfe in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre. At noon on Wednesday,March 30, 2005, Mr. Wolfe had another informal session in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall.