In a new memoir, the longtime Old Globe leader and frequent Broadway helmer considers an eventful career and offers tips he picked up the hard way.
In this excerpt from his new memoir ‘Jack in the Box: Or, How to Goddamn Direct,’ Jack O’Brien recounts his fierce face-off with theatre giant George Abbott.
He’ll leave his post as A.D. and director of arts engagement for San Diego’s Old Globe to succeed Shanta Thake as the Public’s director of artistic programs/associate artistic director.
The artists will offer counsel and artistic insight to the Globe’s leadership, participating in multiple steps of the selection and production process.
The cohort includes Meg DeBoard, Yolanda Marie Franklin, Awoye Timpo, and Edward Torres.
The free festival, running Jan. 21-24, will be presented virtually for the first time.
The initiative will inform the Globe’s trajectory and provide resources to six artists as they reinvent the art form.
The Old Globe’s Freedome Bradley-Ballentine and La Jolla Playhouse’s Jacole Kitchen will co-curate the series alongside San Diego Rep’s Ahmed K. Dents.
To support this transition, the organization has also promoted Katherine Harroff and Jesse Perez.
From book launches to improv shows, from archived productions to cooking classes, here are some theatre (and theatre-adjacent) online offerings.