JoAnne Akalaitis

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Birthday
29, 1937
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
29, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Theater director and winner of five Obie (Off-Broadway Theater) Awards for stage direction.

Before Fame

She studied at the Actor's Workshop in San Francisco and with the city's Mime Troupe after graduating from the University of Chicago in 1960.

Trivia

She founded the Mabou Mines theatre company in New York in 1970.

Family Life

She was married to composer Philip Glass, with whom she had two children.

Associated With

She directed Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party at the American Repertory Theater.