DONALD BRENNER (Director) Donald Brenner directed the Lincoln Center production of Ali Baba, an original adaptation utilizing middle eastern musicians, dance and storytelling. Off-Broadway, he adapted and directed a new version of Miracle on Thirty-Fourth Street at the Lucille Lortel Theater starring Tony Winners Debbie Gravitte and Chuck Cooper and A Tale of Two Cities at the Mint Theatre Company. At the York Theatre, he directed Insomnia with Eddie Korbich and Island by Tony Nominee Peter Link. As Associate Resident Director for the Lark Theatre Company, he directed David Rambo's Rhinebeck and House, Bridge, Fountain, Gate by Sundance Theatre Lab Founding Artistic Director David Kranes. His over seventy regional theater directing credits include Jeffrey Hatcher's Wilde Goes West for the Pioneer Theatre Olympic Play Commission Project in Salt Lake City and The Gym at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. His production of 1776 was named one of the "Top San Diego Productions of the Year" by PBS and earned him a "Best Direction of a Musical" Backstage/West Robby Award Nomination. Other Off-Broadway directing credits include Strindberg's Pariah, Charley's Aunt and the American premiere of Smetana's opera, The Secret. He Assistant Directed City Center Encores! The Boys From Syracuse with Malcolm Gets and Rebecca Luker and The Ballad of Little Jo with Barbara Walsh at the Harold Prince Musical Theatre Program. He is currently working with Emmy Award Winner Sherman Yellen on the development of Mr. Yellen's new play, December Fools.

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