TAKE WING AND SOAR PRODUCTIONS, INC.

D E B R A   A N N   B Y R D  -   F O U N D E R   &   P R O D U C I N G   A R T I S T I C   D I R E C T O R.

TAKE WING AND SOAR DIRECTING CREDITS INCLUDE:

Classical Lab Reading Series | AN IDEAL HUSBAND - October 2010

Classical Lab Reading Series | LE TRIOMPHE DE L'AMOUR - October 2009

Classical Lab Reading Series | THE RIVALS - October 2005

Classical Lab Reading Series | LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME  - October 2004 

 

 

TWAS AFFILIATE DIRECTOR | KEVIN CONNELL

                                                    KEVIN CONNELL is currently

                                                    an Associate Professor of

                                                    Theatre Arts at Marymount

                                                    Manhattan College, where he

                                                    serves as the President of

                                                    the Faculty Council and

                                                    Coordinator of Junior and

                                                    Senior Acting. In the spring of

                                                    2008, he served as the

                                                    College’s Acting Assistant

                                                    Dean of Academic Affairs.

 

                                                    Directing credits include: Christopher Durang's Baby with the Bathwater (2007) for Ground UP Productions (NYC); Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (2007) for the Collective Company (NYC); Marivaux’s The Triumph of Love (2009), Constance Cox’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (2004) and Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals (2005) for Take Wing And Soar at the National Black Theatre (NYC); Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer (2009), Michael John LaChiusa's

musical Hello Again (2008), Tennessee Williams' Approaching the End of a Summer and Edward Albee's Finding the Sun (2007), A.A. Milne’s The Ugly Duckling (2006), an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Richard the Second titled The Holy Terror (2005), James Valcq and Fred Alley's musical The Spitfire Grill (2003), Seneca’s Trojan Women (2002), Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (2001) and Tony Kushner’s Reverse Transcription (2000) all at Marymount Manhattan College. He performed in the play Temporarily Yours, (also playwright) at the 2001 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland). Additionally, Kevin has performed in productions at The National Theatre (London), La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego, CA), Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago, IL), TheatreWorks USA (NYC/Tour), The Wayside Theatre (Winchester, VA), TheatreFest, NJ (Montclair, NJ) and Pinewood Film Studios (London), among other credits. Kevin is currently co-adapting the stage version of Kathryn Harrison’s novel Exposure. He attended The Ohio State University (B.F.A.) and the University of California, San Diego (M.F.A.).

 

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