Margarett Perry is an award-winning director of new plays. She directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Clean Alternatives by Brian Dykstra at 59E59 Theaters that went on to win the Fringe First Award at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Other Off-Broadway premieres include Call Me Waldo by Rob Ackerman (The Working Theatre), A Play On Words by Brian Dykstra (59E59), First Prize by Israela Margalit (Kef Productions/ Arclight), Spill The Wine by Brian Dykstra (GayFest NYC) and Mother Tongue by FJ Hartland (GayFest NYC).
She collaborated with Richard Abrons on his romantic comedy The Body Politic and directed the sold-out world premiere at 59E59 Theaters. Richard and Margarett worked together on the revival of Every Day a Visitor at the Harald Clurman, and on In A Dry Season, at the Lark Play Development Center.
Perry is a regular at The Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca where she has directed over a dozen productions including world premieres by Rachel Axler, Brian Dykstra, Rob Ackerman and Darian Dauchan as well as classics including Old Times and Private Lives and The Motherfucker With The Hat. She is also a regular at the Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio where she has directed God Of Carnage, Painting Churches, The Retreat From Moscow and the world premiere of Michael Slade’s Under A Red Moon. Her HRTC productions have won DayTony Awards for Best Overall Production and Best Ensemble.
Other regional credits include Arizona Theatre Company, Carnegie Performing Arts Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The Marsh, Penguin Rep, Texas Shakespeare, Passage Theatre, New Hope PAF, Colonial Theatre, Marilyn Monroe Theatre and the Whitefire Theatre (Los Angeles).
Margarett has worked on many solo shows including the extended Off-Broadway run of Brian Dykstra’s The Jesus Factor at the Barrow Street Theatre. Other favorites include Lee Blessing’s Chesapeake (Kitchen Theatre), Vickie Tanner’s Running Into Me (Queens Theatre in the Park), Carlo D’Amore’s No Parole (Sacramento Theatre Company), Brian Dykstra Cornered & Alone (Triad), Rachel Lampert’s The Soup Comes Last (Kitchen) and Darian Dauchan’s Entertainer’s Eulogy (Playhouse on the Square).
Perry was the Producing Artistic Director of Access Theater in NYC for six years where she directed and produced numerous plays and world premieres. She is an Artistic Fellow at The Lark Play Development Center where she has worked with a variety of writers developing new plays. Margarett is a Drama League Directing Fellow alumni and a member of the SDC.
|Every Day a Visitor (2013)