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Appeared in the original Broadway productions of "Checking Out" and "The National Health".

(August 5 to September 4, 1988) He directed the musical, "Abyssinia," at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. Ted Kociolek was composer. James Racheff was lyricist. James Racheff and Ted Kociolek wrote the book.

(2006-present) Artistic Director of the Westport Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut.

(December 2, 1988 to January 22, 1989) He directed Mustapha Matura's play, "Playboy of the West Indies," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C.

(October 6 to November 26, 1989) He directed Tennessee Williams' play, "The Glass Menagerie," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C.

(April 20 to June 24, 1990) He directed August Wilson's play, "Fences," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C.

(September 21 to October 28, 1990) He directed Ralph Manheim's translation of Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C.

(January 18 to March 2, 1991) He directed Cheryl L. West's play, "Before It Hits Home," at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C.

(October 4 to November 24, 1991) He directed W.S. Merwin's translation of Frederico Garcia Lorca's play, "Yerma," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C.

(December 6, 1991 to January 26, 1992) He directed Cheryl L. West's play, "Jar the Floor," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C.

(December 9, 1992 to March 28, 1993) He directed Carlyle Brown's adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, "Richard III," in The African Company and The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C.

(December 11, 1992 to March 27, 1993) He directed Athol Fugard's play, "Blood Knot," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C.

(May 1 to June 7, 1998) He directed Syl Jones' play, "Black No More," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Fichlander Theater in Washington D.C.

(November 1 to December 29, 2002) He directed August Wilson's play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," in The Arena Stage production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C.

(May 4 to July 1, 2001) He wrote and directed his play, "Constant Star," in The Arena Stage production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C.

(March 5 to April 18, 2004) He directed Dael Orlandersmith's play, "Yellowman," in The Arena Stage production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C.

(September 3 to October 17, 2004) He directed David Henry Hwang's play, "M. Butterfly," in The Arena Stage production at the Fichlander Theater in Washington D.C.

(March 5 to June 11, 2006) He directed Eric Overmyer's play, "On The Verge or Geography of Yearning," in The Arena Stage production at the Fichlander Theater in Washington D.C.

(April 6 to May 13, 2007) He directed Wendy Wasserstein's play, "The Heidi Chronicles," in The Arena Stage production at the Fichlander Theater in Washington D.C.

(March 15 to May 5, 2013) He directed his play, "Mary T. & Lizzy K." at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C.

(October 21 to November 9, 2014) He participated in the production, "Our War: Part of the National Civil War Project," at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. with Maria Agui Carter, Lydia Diamond, Amy Freed, Diane Glancy, Joe Harjo, Samuel D. Hunter, Naomi Iizuka, Aditi Kapil, Dan LeFranc, David Lindsay-Abaire, Ken Ludwig, Taylor Mac, Ken Naraski, Lynn Nottage, Robert O'Hara, Heather Raffo, Charles Randolph Wright, Tanya Saracho, Betty Shamieh, John Strand, William S. Yellow Robe Jr., and Karen Zacarias with Zinhle Essamuah and Nicholas Ong. Anita Maynard-Losh was director.

(April 13 to June 4, 1995) He directed Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland's play, "From the Mississippi Delta," at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Tonia Rowe (Woman One); Lisa Reneé Pitts (Woman Two) and Crystal Laws Green (Woman Three) in the cast.

(January 29 to March 8, 1997) He directed Emily Mann's adaptation of Sara L. Delaney and A. Elizabeth Delaney's memoir, "Having Our Say" in at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Crystal Law Green (Sadie) and Shona Tucker (Bessie) in the cast.

(October 29 to November 22, 1997) He directed Thornton Wilder's play, "Youth," in a World Premiere of Four One-Act Plays (Part of the 13th Brown-Forman Classics in Context Festival) production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Unknown actor (Lemuel Gulliver); Kim Awon (Mistress Belinda Jenkins); Kate Rigg (Dame Sibyl Ponsoby); unknown actor (The Duke of Cornwall); Christopher Keene Kelly (Simpson) and unknown actors (Boys) in the cast.

(October 29 to November 22, 1997) He directed Thornton Wilder's play, "A Ringing of Doorbells," in a World Premiere of Four One-Act Plays (Part of the 13th Brown-Forman Classics in Context Festival) production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Adale O'Brien (Mrs. Beattie); Jan Neuberger (Mrs. McCullum); Maia Danziger (Mrs. Kinkaid) and Kate Rigg (Daphne) in the cast.

(October 29 to November 22, 1997) He directed Thornton Wilder's play, "In Shakespeare and The Bible," in a World Premiere of Four One-Act Plays (Part of the 13th Brown-Forman Classics in Context Festival) production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with unknown actor (John Lubbock); Adale O'Brien (Mrs. Mowbrey); Jan Neuberger (Marget) and Kim Awon (Katy Buckingham) in the cast.

(October 29 to November 22, 1997) He directed Thornton Wilder's play, "The Rivers Under The Earth," in a World Premiere of Four One-Act Plays (Part of the 13th Brown-Forman Classics in Context Festival) production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Maia Danziger (Mrs. Carter); Christopher Keene Kelly (Tom) Kim Awon (Francesca) and unknown actor (Mr. Carter) in the cast.

(November 15 to 16, 1997) He participated in a panel discussion, "Wilder's Unique Theatre,"the 13th Annual Brown-Forman Classics in Context Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Liz Diamond (Resident Director, Yale University), Paul Lifton (Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, North Dakota State University) and F.J. O'Neill (actor, director, writer) in the panel.

(December 30, 1999 to January 22, 2000) He directed Samm-Art Williams' play, "Home," in a Bank of Louisville production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Bryan Hicks (Cephus Miles); Opan Alladin (Woman1/Pattie Mae) Opan Alladin and Linda Sithole (Woman 2) in the cast.

(January 4 to 27, 2001) He directed his play, "Constant Star," in a Brown-Forman Series production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Tina Fabrique, Cheryl Freeman, Carolyn Saxon, Shona Tucker and Myiia Watson-Davis in the cast.


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