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Who is Lee Breuer?

Lee Breuer is an American playwright, theater director, academic, educator, film maker, poet and lyricist.

  • also known as Lee Breurer
  • born on (78 years ago) in Philadelphia, child of Joseph Bloomingthale Breuer and Sara Etta Leopold
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: Bachelor of Arts (Theatre) at University of California, Los Angeles
  • profession: Playwright, theatre director, educator, lyricist, writer, poet, actor, film director, screenwriter
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  • written works: "The Gospel at Colonus", "Sister Suzie cinema", "LA Divina Caricatura", "The warrior ant", "Mabou Mines dollHouse", "An Epidog", "Lear", "A Prelude to Death in Venice", "Shaggy Dog Animation", "The Lost Ones"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada (Theatre Arts)
      • Obie Award for Best New American Play - "Shaggy Dog Animation"
      • Obie Award for Playwriting - "A Prelude to Death in Venice" (script and direction)
      • Obie Award for Best Musical - "Gospel at Colonus", with Bob Telson
      • nominated to Pulitzer Prize for Drama - "The Gospel at Colonus", with Bob Telson
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical - "Gospel at Colonus"
      • MacArthur Fellowship - "Theater and Performing Arts"
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Original Song - "How Shall I See You Through My Tears" (in Camp ), with Bob Telson
      • Obie Award for Direction - "Mabou Mines dollHouse"

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Google previewThe American Theatre Reader (2009)

Essays and Conversations from American Theatre magazine by Staff of American Theatre Magazine

Lee Breuer is a founding member of Mabou Mines Theatre Company, a MacArthur Fellow, stage director, author (The Warrior Ant, Ecco Porco and La Divina Caricatura), lyricist and co-creator of theatre productions such as The Gospel at ...

Google previewTheater Experience (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Work with MabouMines Lee Breuer is a founding artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company in New York City, which hebegan in 1970 with colleagues Philip Glass, Ruth Maleczech, JoAnne Akalaitis, David Warrilow, and Frederick ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater (2011)

1930-2010 by James Fisher

With JoAnne Akalaitis, Lee Breuer, Ruth Maleczech, and Philip Glass, Warrilow worked on Beckett's Play (1965) in Paris and along with them founded the experimental Mabou Mines in New York. Warrilow acted in Breuer's The Red Horse ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (2007)

by Gary L. Anderson, Kathryn G. Herr

Lee Breuer, Ruth Malaczech, and Bill Raymond split off from the SFMT and formed the Mabou Mines; Luis Valdez formed El Teatro Campesino to fight for the United Farm Workers Union of César Chávez; the East Coast version of SFMT was ...

Google previewWorld Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (2013)

Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index by Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer), Natasha Rappaport (Bibliographer), Rosabel Wang (Consulting Bibliographer)

Mamet, Mann and NelsonDavid Savran – Black theatre into the mainstreamHolly Hill – The sound of a voice: David HwangGerald Rabkin – Elizabeth LeCompte and the Wooster GroupAlexis Greene – Lee Breuer and Mabou MinesS.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York State (2005)

by Peter R. Eisenstadt, Laura-Eve Moss

a theatre collective founded by JoAnne Akalaitis, Lee Breuer, Philip Glass, Ruth Male- czech, and David Warrilow.

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