George Ferencz

Stage Director

CHRONOLOGY

  • - J. J.'s Jam by The Uptown String Quartet -
  • NEW YORK 2010's

     

    PRICK PERFECT premiere by C.S. Hanson, Theater for a New City, (TNC] Lower East Side Festival of the Arts (LES)

     

    155 THRU THE ROOF premiere
    by Toby Armour, music by Peter Dizozza,
    Theater For a New City (TNC)


    WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I WAS COMING premiere

    by C. S. Hanson, TNC, LES

     

    CHEMISTRY OF LOVE premiere
    by Jill Campbell, La MaMa

     

     

    155 FIRST AVENUE premiere
    by Toby Armour, music by Peter Dizozza, TNC

     

     

    THE DUTCH PLAY workshop
    by Owa, La MaMa

     

     

    CHASIN’ HEAVEN premiere
    by Leah Maddrie, Metropolitan Theater

     

     

  • NEW YORK 2000's

     

    LINCOLN ON HESTER STREET  premiere
    by Lu Hauser, Theater For a New City (TNC)


    SOUL ASCENDING  workshop

    music & book Fernando Rivas, La MaMa


    THE WARZONE IS MY BED  premiere
    by Yasmine Rana, La MaMa


    SCHRRODINGER’S CAT premiere
    by Stan Kaplan, La MaMa

     

     

    PLAINS  premiere

    by Stacia Saint Owens, La MaMa

     

     

    TENTAGATNET  premiere
    by Peter Dizozza, La MaMa

     

     

    WAITING FOR MERT  premiere
    by Mike Zettler, La MaMa

     

     

    AUDITIONING ANGELS US  premiere
    by Pieter-Dirk Uys, La MaMa


    CONJUR WOMAN (a Blues Opera) premiere
    by Beatrice Manley, music by Ellen Stewart, La MaMa


    THE TOOTH OF CRIME
    by Shepard, La MaMa


    FEAR ITSELF (Secrets of the White House)  premiere
    by Jean-Claude van Itallie, TNC


    WHY HANNA'S SKIRT WON'T STAY DOWN
    by Tom Eyen, La MaMa


    NUDE WITH VIOLIN
    by Noel Coward, Amateur Comedy Club (ACC)


    PIECEWORK  premiere
    by Robyn Burland, TNC


    MOTEL
    by Van Itallie, La MaMa


    THE LAST TWO JEWS OF KABUL  premiere
    by Josh Greenfeld, La MaMa


    THREE VALISES  premiere
    by Stan Kaplan, La MaMa

  • NEW YORK 1990's

     

    JU JU 
    music by Roach and M’Boom choreography by Donald Byrd,
    video by Kit Fitzgerald, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center


    BLOODLETTING  premiere
    by Michael C. D’Antonio, La MaMa


    PICNIC
    by William Inge, Marymount Manhattan College


    TRIBUTE TO MILES
    Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Max Roach, Donald Byrd,
    Cathedral of St. John the Divine


    THE PLOW AND THE STARS
    by O’Casey,  Marymount


    PARADISE IS CLOSING DOWN
    by Uys , African Arts


    WINTERMAN
    book and music by Andy Tierstien, La MaMa


    WE INSIST 
    book by Janus Adams, music by Roach, Aaron Davis Hall


    HEY BUDDY premiere
    by Bryan Goluboff, American Jewish Theatre


    PANORAMA
    by Uys, African Arts


    HAPPY END
    by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, ACC


    THE CO-OP premiere
    by Esteban Fernandez Sanchez, LaMaMa


    MARY premiere
    by Tom Wilson, La MaMa


    GULLIVER
    by Lonnie Carter,  La MaMa


    GHOSTS: LIVE FROM GALILEE
    (The Scottsboro Boys Blues Opera)
      premiere
    by Edgar Nkosi White,music by Genji Ito, La MaMa


    ANY PLACE BUT HERE  premiere
    by Caridad Svich, INTAR

  • NEW YORK 1980's

     

    HARMS WAY  premiere
    by Mac Wellman, La MaMa


    MONEY (the jazz opera) premiere,
    by Baraka, music by George Gruntz, La MaMa


    WELCOME BACK TO SALAMANCA  premiere
    by Migdalia Cruz, music by Rivas, INTAR


    DAMNEE MANON, SACREE SANDRA
    by Michel Tremblay, La MaMa


    PARIS LIGHTS  premiere
    by Mike Zettler, music by Bill Russo, American Place Theatre


    THE TOOTH OF CRIME
    by Shepard, La MaMa


    THE SPACE SHOW  premiere
    by Ensemble, TNC


    SHEPARD SETS three plays
    ANGEL CITY | SUICIDE IN B
    | BACK BOG BEAST BAIT
    by Sam Shepard and Max Roach, La MaMa


    DELICATE FEELINGS premiere
    by Roslyn Drexler, music by Fran Rosenthall, TNC


    IMPACT premiere
    by Samsul Allam, INTAR


    49  tour

    by Hanay Giegomah, La MaMa


    BOY AND TARZAN APPEAR IN A CLEARING  premiere
    by Baraka, music by Hugh Masakeela, New Federal Theatre


    MAD DOG BLUES
    by Shepard, music by Bob Jewett, New York University


    BATTERY  premiere
    by Dan Therriault, St. Clements


    COWBOY MOUTH (IN CONCERT)
    by Shepard and Smith, Wonderhorse


    SONG  premiere
    by Amiri Baraka, The Bridge Club, Newark

     

     

  • NEW YORK 1970's

     

    THE HAIRY APE
    by O’Neill, Impossible Ragtime Theater (IRT)


    NEW LIVING NEWSPAPER  premiere
    by CETA Ensemble, Cultural Council Foundation, Theater Row


    JUNGLE OF CITIES
    by Brecht, IRT


    DYNAMO
    by O’Neill,  IRT

    PLEASE HANG UP AND DIAL AGAIN
    by Zettler, ACC


    INCIDENT AT VICHY
    by Arthur Miller, ACC


    JULIUS CAESAR
    by Shakespeare, IRT


    SUMMER OF THE 17th DOLL
    by Ron Lawley, IRT


    DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE
    by Don Peterson, IRT


    WHERE’S THE BEER OF FRITZ  premiere
    by Michael Roth and Daniel Schrier, IRT,


    WHISPER INTO MY GOOD EAR
    by Arthur Haley, Theater in Space


    ALL THINGS FLOW
    by Jack Shoemaker, Mercer Arts Center


    CRY OF PLAYERS
    by William Gibson ACC


    KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED IN A COOL, DRY, PLACE
    by Megan Terry, Mercer Arts Center


    BRECHT ON BRECHT
    by Tabori, All Angels Players

     

     

  • UNIVERSITY GUEST DIRECTOR

     

    Point Park Conservatory [Pittsburgh. Pa]

    CAMINO REAL by Tennessee Williams

     

    Southern Illinois University [Carbondale, Il]

    FASTEST WOMAN ALIVE by Karen Sunde

     

    Marymount Manhattan [New York, NY]

    PICNIC by William Inge

     

    THE PLOW AND THE STARS by Sean O’Casey

     

    Columbia University [New York, NY]

    LORCA IN NEW YORK by Arnold Weinstein & Fernando Rivas

     

    SHEP’N’REP - FESTIVAL OF ROCK’N’ROLL PLAYS:

    TOOTH OF CRIME, COWBOY MOUTH, MELODRAMA PLAY
    & MAD DOG BLUES by Sam Shepard

     

    MUCK - FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN POLITICAL PLAYS:

    CHEAP SHOTS, SLAVESHIP

     

    Kent State University [Kent, Oh]    

    BLOSSOM SUMMER FESTIVAL:

    IDIOT'S DELIGHT by Robert Sherwood

     

    University of Massachusetts  [Amherst, Ma]

    ANYBODY SEEN MARIE LAVEAU?  by Aisha Rahman

     

    Nassau Community College  [East Garden City, NY] 

    SHEP IN SPACE FESTIVAL OF SHEPARD ONE ACT PLAYS:

    ACTION, ICARUS’S MOTHER, KILLER’S HEAD



    University of Maine [Orono, Me]  

    INQUEST by Donald Fried

     

    New York University  [New York, NY]

    MAD DOG BLUES by Sam Shepard

     

  • INTERNATIONAL

     

    CONJUR WOMAN (a Blues Opera)
    by Beatrice Manley, music by Ellen Stewart,
    Teatro La Communita, Rome, Italy


    THE LADY AOI
    by Yukio Mishima,  Meta Theatre, Munich, Germany


    PERCUSSION SUMMIT
    music by Max Roach, Tony Williams, Ginger Baker and M’Boom ,
    The Coliseum, Verona, Italy


    ANNA O’S PRIVATE THEATRE  premiere
    by Melissa Goodman, Oxford, England


    COWBOY MOUTH (IN CONCERT)
    by Sam Shepard & Patti Smith, Berlin, and a German Tour.

     

     

  • REGIONAL

     

    MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM
    by Shakespeare, music by Max Roach, San Diego Rep

     

    MENSCH MEIER
    by Franz Kroetz,  Cleveland Playhouse

     

    THE HAIRY APE
    by Eugene O’Neill, music by Roach, Berkeley Rep

     

    QUEEN OF THE LEAKY ROOF CIRCUIT premiere
    by Jimmy Breslin, Actors Theater of Louisville

     

    SHADOW OF A GUNMAN
    by Sean O’Casey, Syracuse Stage

     

    THE HAIRY APE
    by O’Neill, music by Roach, Pittsburgh Public

     

    THE MOJO AND THE SAY SO premiere
    by Aisha Rahman, Crossroads, N.J.

     

    THE TOOTH OF CRIME
    by Shepard, Syracuse Stage

     

    ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT
    by Alan Bleasdale, San Diego Rep


    DEATHRAFT
    by Heinrich Muller, Cleveland Playhouse


    THE LIFE AND LIFE OF BUMPY JOHNSON (A Bopera) premiere
    by Amiri Baraka, music by Roach, San Diego Rep


    SHEPARD SETS three plays
    ANGEL CITY | SUICIDE IN B
    | BACK BOG BEAST BAIT
    by Sam Shepard and Max Roach, Syracuse Stage


    A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
    by Sondheim, Green Mountain Guild Summer Theatre, VT


    BABES IN ARMS
    by Rogers and Hart, Green Mountain Guild

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