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Yale's Murray Biggs & WCP's David Kennedy | And a Nightingale Sang

Moderated by Chad Kinsman, WCP's Artistic & Management Coordinator
June 14, 2015




Murray Biggs is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Theater Studies and English at Yale University, semi-retired. Professor Biggs joined Yale University in 1986, and has taught over 25 different courses, including courses in acting, directing, and dramatic literature, in particular English Renaissance, modern and contemporary British, Irish, United States, and Commonwealth drama, and British, Irish, and Shakespeare film. Before joining the Yale faculty, he taught at MIT for ten years, where he was the founder and first Director of the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble. Professor Biggs has also taught at Wellesley, Berkeley, and the University of Connecticut, among others. A published author and editor, Professor Biggs is a Rhodes Scholar, and holds degrees in English and Politics from South Africa and Britain.

David Kennedy is Westport Country Playhouse’s Associate Artistic Director and is the director of WCP's And a Nightingale Sang. Since joining the Playhouse in 2009, David has directed Dinner with Friends, Beyond Therapy, Suddenly Last Summer, Tartuffe, Loot, and Nora. He previously served as the associate artistic director at Dallas Theater Center from 2004 to 2007 and as acting artistic director for their 2007/2008 season. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Drama at the University of Alberta, and His directing work has appeared in theaters across the country.

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