Paul Takacs

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PAUL TAKACS is the founding Artistic Director of The Shop and most recently directed the New York premiere of Philip Ridley’s Dark Vanilla Jungle for The Shop at HERE Arts Center in New York. Other work includes  the world premiere of David Pinski’s Yiddish play Professor Brenner for New Worlds Theatre Project at HERE Arts Center, the U.S. premiere of Jan Fosse’s I Am The Wind translated by Simon Stephens for The Shop at 59E59 Theaters and the premiere of a new translation of Peretz Hirshbein’s Yiddish play Carcass for New Worlds Theatre Project at HERE Arts Center. He also directed the U.S. premiere of Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm for The Shop at 59E59 Theaters. His work has been seen at NYU; The Samuel French New Play Festival; The Red Room, NYC; The Cell Theatre, NYC; The New School for Drama, NYC; Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC; The Theatre Alliance, DC; Spooky Action Theatre, DC; Washington Shakespeare Company, DC; and Theatre of the First Amendment, VA. He has worked on new plays with John Strand, Heather Lynn MacDonald, and Judith Goudsmit to name but a few. He holds a BA in Drama from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an MFA in Directing from the New School for Drama. He has taught at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and has served as a teaching artist for Shakespeare Theatre Company as well as the Folger Shakespeare Library and is currently on faculty at the Stella Adler Studio in New York.

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