The Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director: Jack O'Brien

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Director Jack O’Brien talks about the history of American regional theater and how he became a director. In Jack Be Nimble: The Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director he explains that he didn’t intend to become a director, or to direct some of the most brilliant—and sometimes maddening—personalities of the age, but that’s what unexpectedly happened.


Jack O’Brien

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Comments [2]

Tony from Canarsie

I remember fondly the 1983 PBS broadcast of Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth," directed by Mr. O'Brien. Wasn't that aired live?

Aug. 01 2013 12:33 PM
Larry Kaiiser

Wish I could've gotten to speak to Jack on air. In the summer of 1983--eactly 30 yrs ago--I was student apprentice actor at The Old Globe from U.C. San Diego. I played Peto in Henry IV, I with David Ogeden Stiers as Falstaff on the outdoor theatere. jack Did a 12th Nt indoors with marshas mason. I recall the year before Ellis Rab doing a Jacques and a momewnt he had that that stole the show and sits in my memory 31 yr later.. Also recall Chris Reeves doing a bit of Shes. that same year as benefit. Worked also with Alan Schneider at UC SD..


Aug. 01 2013 12:33 PM

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