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Gordon Davidson

Gordon Davidson

Gordon Davidson has led the Mark Taper Forum as its artistic director throughout its 31-year history and guided more than 250 major productions to the Taper stage. In 1994 in New York, three of the four Tony Award nominations for best play were for plays developed and produced by the Taper: Angels in America, Part Two - Perestroika, The Kentucky Cycle, and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. The Taper was also distinguished by having two of its plays The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America, Part One - Millennium Approaches receive in consecutive years the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, the first time for plays produced outside of New York. Davidson’s stage directing credits include In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer (N.Y. Drama Desk Award), The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (Tony nomination, Obie and LADCC Awards), Savages (Obie, Outer Critics and LADCC Awards,) and The Shadow Box (Tony, Outer Critics, and LADCC Awards). In addition to his role at the Taper, he is in his eighth season as artistic director/producer of the Ahmanson Theatre.

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