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Distinguished Guest Artists

Every year, distinguished actors, designers, playwrights, and directors are invited to speak with the Fordham theatre students. Past guests have included:

Guest Directors

May Adrales
Suzanne Agins
Tea Alagić
Christopher Bayes
Julie Boyd
Karin Coonrod
Clinton Turner Davis
Frank Deal
Rachel Dickstein
Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Annie Dorsen
Jackson Gay
Peter Gil-Sheridan
Jessi Hill
Eleanor Holdridge
Mia Katigbak
Sonoko Kawahara
David Kennedy
Yolanda King
Michael Mayer
Lisa Peterson
Jean Randich
Steven Rattazzi
Jonathan Rosenberg
Jerry Ruiz
Erica Schmidt
Ken Rus Schmoll
Niegel Smith
Ratan Thiyam
Danielle Topol
Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Moritz Von Stuelpnagel
Randy White
Michael Wilson
Evan Yionoulis

Guest Speakers and Workshop Leaders

Edward Albee
Alan Alda
Michael Barakiva
Christopher Bayes
Harry Belafonte
Mark Bly
Beowulf Boritt
Per Brahe
Beau Bridges
Christina Bullard
Vinnie Burrows
David Cady
Linda Cho
Patricia Clarkson
Jim Clayburgh
Aaron M. Copp
Kia Corthron
John Coyne
Cusi Cram
Nilo Cruz
Willem Dafoe
Eisa Davis
Pat Dignan
Alexis Distler
Jill Du Boff
Olympia Dukakis
Erik Ehn
Scott Elliot
Eve Ensler
David Esbjornson
Richard Foreman
Olivera Gajic
Michael John Garcés
Bernard Gersten
David Greenspan
André Gregory
Tilley Grimes
Jerzy Grotowski
John Guare
Adam Guettel
Marcia Gay Harden
Karen Hartman
Alex Hawthorn
Caite Heavner
Megan Henninger
John Benjamin Hickey
Susan Hilferty
Don Holder
Len Jenkin
John Jesurun
Chirstine Jones
Harvey Keitel
Anne Kennedy
Yuko Kaseki
Daniel Kluger
Tony Kushner
Tina Lanaumahayana Landowne
Arthur Laurents
Elizabeth Lecompte
Ming Cho Lee
Warren Leight
Gina Leishman
Daniel Levy
Robert Lewis
David Lindsay-Abaire
Todd London
Craig Lucas
Charles Ludlam
Anka Lupes
Judih Malina
Rick Martin
Liz McCann
Ellen McLaughlin
Charles L. Mee Jr.
Joey Mendoza
Joanna Merlin
Marlene Meyer
Chiori Miyagawa
Jennifer Moeller
Matthew Moore
Maggie Morgan
Susan Mosakowski
Kasey Ostopchuck
Suzan-Lori Parks
Neil Patel
Yvonne Rainer
Jackie Reingold
Lloyd Richards
Mark Schlegel
Fiona Shaw
Sarah Sidman
Nicky Silver
Narelle Sissons
Anatoly Smeliansky
Anna Deavere Smith
Ellen Stewart
Tadashi Suzuki
Julie Taymor
Rosemarie Tichler
Candido Tirado
Julie Tucker
Robin Vest
Denzel Washington
Peter West
Julie White
Craig Wroe
Daniel Zimmerman

Guest Playwriting Instructors

Sasha Galen
Anne Washburn
Mark Bly
Marlane Meyer
Candido Tirado
Erin Cressida Wilson
Len Jenkin
Diana Son
Charles L. Mee Jr.
David Greenspan
Darrah Cloud
David Lindsay-Abaire
Kia Corthron
Mary Gallagher
Craig Lucas
Jeffrey Jones
Chiori Miyagawa
Ellen McLaughlin
Michael John Garcés
Susan Mosakowski
Mac Wellman
Donald Laventhall
Jessica Hagedorn
Lynne Nottage
Kirsten Childs
Jacquelyn Reingold
Donny Levit
Merry Conway
Zakiyyah Alexander
Tim Acito
Jackie Sibblies Drury
Alisa Solomon
Tina Landau
Ralph Sevush
Chris Burney
Jim Fitzmorris
Catherine Filloux
Mallory Catlett
Sheila Callaghan