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© 2012 by Ken Sawyer

Regional and Los Angeles Theatre

THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE

by Jane Wagner

 

The Lilly Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Program

at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

10/16

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HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR

Los Angeles Version

Co-directed with Billy Porter

by Sam Harris

 

The Lilly Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Program

at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

02/16

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THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA?

by Edward Albee

 

The Lilly Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Program

at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

09/14

 

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THE CITY

based on a 1951 radio play by Ingmar Bergman

 

The Demon Theatre

performing at the

Bergman Week Festival

Faro, Sweden

06/14

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THE LARAMIE PROJECT:  TEN YEARS LATER

by  Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Parish, and Stephen Belber

 

The Lilly Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Program

at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center

09/13

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THE RITE

by Ingmar Bergman

 

The Demon Theatre

performing at the

Bergman Week Festival

Faro, Sweden

06/13



http://bergmancenter.se/en/shop/bergman-week/the-rite/

 

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​DEATHTRAP

By Ira Levin

The Lilly Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Program

at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center

03/12

Awards:  LA Weekly Award Best Revival Production of the Year

              3 LA Ovation Award Nominations

              3 Scenies

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DRACULA

By Hamilton Dean & John Balderston



The Noho Arts Center/David Elzer Producers

02/09



Critic's choice: LA Weekly and Backstage West

 

Awards: 2 LA Ovation Awards

             2 LA Drama Critic's Circle Nominations

             2 LA Weekly Award Nominations

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LOVELACE: A ROCK OPERA

Music and lyrics by Charlotte Caffey & Anna Waronker

Additional Lyrics by Jeffry Bowman



The Hayworth Theatre

10/08

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

08/10



Critic's choice: LA Times and LA Weekly

Awards: 2 LA Weekly Awards (including Best Director)   

             1 LA Ovation Nominations

             4 LA Drama Critics Circle Nominations

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ONE RED FLOWER

Music and lyrics by Paris Barclay



The Rubicon Theatre

The Brentwood Theatre

Special Benefit  Performances

07/08

Starring: Maureen McGovern, Dwayne Barnes, Drew Tyler Bell,

              David Burnham, Josh Henderson, Levi Kreis,

              and Hunter Parish

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CRIME & PUNISHMENT

Adapted by Curt Columbus and Marilyn Campbell



The Actor's Co-op

02/08

Awards: 1 LA Ovation Award

            2 LA Ovation Award Nominations

            1 LA Weekly Award Nomination

            1 Drama Critic's Circle Nomination

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BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS

by Jim Henry



The Road Theatre Co.

05/06

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK

by Stephen Mallatratt



The Road Theatre Co.

10/02

The Coronet Theatre

10/03



Critic's Choice: LA Times



Awards: 5 LA Ovation Awards (including Best Director)

            4 Drama Critic's Circle Awards (including Best Director)

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A MISLAID HEAVEN

by Carson Grace Becker



The Road Theatre Co.

05/01



Awards: 1 LA Ovation Award

            3 LA Ovation Award Nominations

            10 Backstage West Honorable Mentions (including Best Director) 

            1 LA Drama Critic's Circle Award

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DAVID & GOLIATH IN AMERICA: A WILLIAM KUNSTLER STORY

by Nick Zagone



The Road Theatre Co.

10/00



Awards: 2 LA Ovation Award Nominations

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THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS

by Jim Henry



The Road Theatre Co.

09/99

Awards: 4 LA Ovation Award Nominations (including Best Director)

2 Drama Critic's Circle Award Nominations 

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​HITLER'S HEAD

co-directed with Taylor Gilbert

by  John Rafter Lee



The Road Theatre Co.

03/99

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HOME FIRES

co-directed with Taylor Gilbert

by  Jack Heifner



The Road Theatre Co.

04/96



 

 



Workshops, Readings, and Concerts

THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux



The Coronet Theatre

Workshop readings

2005-2007

Featuring: Dermot Mulroney and Levi Kreis

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THE BELL WITCH

by Tom Jacobson



The Boston Court Theatre

10/12

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SNAPSHOTS

​Book by David Stern

Music by Stephen Schwartz



NoHo Arts Center

02/11

                                

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DAS BARBECU

Book and lyrics by Jim Luigs

Music by Scott Warrender



Musical Theatre Guild

06/10

                 

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THE RAT PACK REVISITED



Orange County Center for the Performing Arts

03/07



Featuring:  John Boswell, Brian Lane Green,  & Lee Lessack

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IN GOOD COMPANY

A Concert for Tsunami Relief



John Anson Ford  Amphitheatre

07/05



Featuring: Lee Lessack, Ann Calloway, and Stephen Schwartz

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EVE-OLUTION

by Hilary Illick & Jennifer Krier



The Coronet Theatre

Reading Series

04/05



Featuring: Amy Peitz and Nancy Travis

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TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

Adapted by Dan Gordon



The Coronet Theatre

Reading Series

04/05



Featuring: Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy & Melissa Joan Hart

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THE HUNCHBACK PROJECT: A Silent Movie Rock Opera

Presented by Vox Lumiere



The Ivy Sub Station

01/02









Solo Shows



HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR

Los Angeles Version

Co-directed with Billy Porter

by Sam Harris

 

The Lilly Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Program

at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

02/16

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D'FunQT

by D'LO

 

The LA LGBT Center

04/15

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CINGHIALE!

by Emilie Miller



The Lankershim Arts Center

07/05



Awards: 2 LA Ovation Award Nominations

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CONVERSATIONS WITH A MULATTO LOVE CHILD

by Bellina Logan



Don't Tell Mama NYC

08/98







University Guest Directing Productions



​SWEENEY TODD

Book by Hugh Wheeler

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondhiem

California State University Northridge
03/14

 

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RAGTIME

Book by Terrance McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty

California State University Northridge
03/13

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CABARET

Book by Joe Masteroff

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

 

 



California State University Northridge

05/11

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THE FATE OF A COCKROACH

by Tawfik al-Hakim



California State University Northridge

10/09

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DANCING AT LUGHNASA

By Brian Friel



California State University Northridge

09/05

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THE EMPEROR OF THE MOON

By Aphra Behn

Adapted by Ken Sawyer & Linda Devrie

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California State University Northridge

11/04

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ONE RED FLOWER

Music by Paris Barclay



Carnegie Mellon University

04/00





Related Experience & Education



AWARD WINNING SOUND DESIGNER

DEATHTRAP (LA Ovation Award Nomination) DRACULA (LA Ovation Award), VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS, CINGHIALE!, MALL AMERICA, THE PAGANS, THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Drama Critics Circle/Ovation Awards), A MISLAID HEAVEN (Ovation Nomination), THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS (Ovation Nomination, ADA Award), HOME FIRES, MY LAST CONFESSION.



La Mama Directors Symposium 2007, Spoleto, Italy
Lincoln Center Directors Lab West 2002

BFA Graduate of The Juilliard School, NYC

Arts Magnet at Booker T Washington High School, Dallas, Texas