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Vivienne Benesch

PlayMakers Repertory Company
Producing Artistic Director
Producing Artistic Director for PlayMakers Repertory Company since January 2016, where she has directed acclaimed productions of Brecht’s Life of Galileo, Mike Wiley and Laurelyn Dossett’s Leaving Eden (world premiere), Molly Smith Metzler’s The May Queen, Daniel Beaty’s Mr. Joy, Deborah Salem Smith’s Love Alone, John Logan’s RED, Sarah Ruhl’s In The Next Room and Libby Appel’s adaptation of Three Sisters. From 2005 to 2016 she was the Artistic Director of the renowned Chautauqua Theater Company and Conservatory. She has directed many classics and developed new work with dozens of writers including Noah Haidle, Kate Fodor, Molly Smith Metzler, Mike Wiley, Anna Ziegler and Zayd Dohrn. As an educator, Vivienne has served on the faculty of some of the nation’s foremost actor-training programs including Juilliard, Trinity Rep/Brown, UNC/PlayMakers and her graduate school alma mater, NYU. Vivienne is the 2017 recipient of the Zelda Fichandler award given by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation honoring artists transforming the national arts landscape with their unique, creative work and deep investment in a community outside of the New York City arena.