Lee Breuer

Lee Breuer (1937–2021), a MacArthur Fellow and a Chevalier Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, worked on six continents. After making theatre in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Paris, Breuer moved to New York and co-founded Mabou Mines theatre company in 1970. His published works include Animations, Sister Suzie Cinema, B. Beaver, The Warrior Ant, Porco Morto, Red Beads and Getting Off. He directed over 100 stage productions since 1957, among them: Red Horse Animations, The Lost Ones, The Shaggy Dog Animation, A Prelude to Death in Venice, Hajj, The Gospel at Colonus, Mabou Mines’ Lear, An Epidog, Peter and Wendy, Mabou Mines’ DollHouse, Un Tramway Nommé Désir (Comédie-Française), La Divina Caricatura Part 1 and Glass Guignol : The Brother and Sister Play. His films include The Gospel at Colonus, Mabou Mines’ DollHouse and The Book of Clarence. He taught and lectured at the most prestigious universities in the US and abroad, and received numerous fellowships. He was nominated for Pulitzer, Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards and directed 13 OBIE award–winning performances.

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