After a quarter century at the helm of ACT, the classics-minded director/playwright is quitting while she’s ahead.
The longtime artistic director will step down after 25 years at the San Francisco theatre.
Gentle but passionate, as handy with farce as with tragedy, the late director brought together the Bay Area’s disparate theatrical tribes like no one else.
Her renegade first season at the earthquake-ravaged A.C.T. sparked outrage—and a surprise denouement.
Highlights include real-life couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson doing O’Neill, Eric Bogosian and Cynthia Nixon as literary types, and a double header of new British plays.
Suzy Evans on efforts to close theatre’s gender gap.