It’s another first on this week’s episode as we welcome our first director. But not just any director, it’s two-time Tony nom (and theatre heartthrob) Alex Timbers! Alex is here to give us an insight into the production process from a director’s point of view. He chats with Cory about first design meetings, what is going through his head during tech, how he approaches designers with notes, and his thoughts on paper techs and dry techs. Learn why he has started creating ‘mission statements’ for every show and hear stories from some of his most exciting adventures including ‘Rocky’, ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’, ‘Here Lies Love’ and his many downtown shows with Les Frerses Corbusier. And if you’ve never heard about Alex’s avant-garde production of “How to Succeed…” then gird your loins, because no show is safe from the Timbers treatment!
Alex Timbers is an award winning director and writer: Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (OBIE Award, Tony nom-Best Dir), Rocky (Drama Desk and OCC nom-Best Dir), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (also bookwriter, Tony nom-Best Book, Drama Desk Award-Best Book, Lortel and OCC Awards-Best Musical) and The Pee-Wee Herman Show.
Off Broadway credits includes The Robber Bridegroom (Lortel Award-Best Revival), Here Lies Loves (Lortel Award-Best Dir, Drama Desk and OCC nom-Best Dir, Evening Standard Award), A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Sceintology Pageant (OBIE Award, Garland Award-Best Dir), Loves Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Park), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Gutenberg (Drama Desk Nom-Best DIrector), Permission (MCC), Oh Hello (Cherry Lane), Dixie’s Tupperware Party (Ars Nova), Here’s Hoover, Hell House, Dance Dance Revolution, Heddatron, and Boozy.
Regional credits include Beyond Therapy (Bay Street, Williamstown Theatre Fest), The Last Goodbye (Williamstown Theatre Fest, The Old Globe), and Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse.)
Alex is the artistic director and co-founder of Les Frerses Corbusier and co-excutive producer and co-creater of the hit Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle (Golden Globe-Best Musical or Comedy.) He will be directing the upcoming Broadway production of Disney’s Frozen.