Carey Perloff

Carey Perloff directs Hend Ayoub

in Ayoub's one-woman play "HOME?"

at the Corner at Whitman-Walker in Washington DC

October 29 - November 10, 2022

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Carey Perloff directs

Henrik Ibsen's

GHOSTS

Seattle Rep April 1 - May 1, 2022

My new book is

available now


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“I like to say that it was Harold Pinter who first got me into the theater and Tom Stoppard who kept me there...”

COMING SOON

Excerpt from the John Stokes' TLS Review:

"Directing, as Perloff conceives of it, “is an iterative process in which a script slowly reveals itself on stage through rigorous examination and the freedom to play and fail until solutions are reached which feel true to the spirit of the text”. The question is therefore: “How does a director uncover the laws governing the unique and mysterious world of a given play?” These “laws” or “rules of play” are the operating principles within a work that will allow it to generate a theatrical event; they are discovered in rehearsal and realized in performance. They are not universal and they shift with the shifting times, sometimes fundamentally. Stoppard, for instance, has said of Pinter that “he changed the ground rules” so you could no longer necessarily believe what a character might say, even on the most mundane level...."

Read the full review HERE

Excerpt from American Theater:

"Fragments, Loss, and Language: On the Jewishness of Pinter and Stoppard

In her new book Pinter and Stoppard: A Director’s View (Methuen Drama), Carey Perloff explores her collaborations and discoveries in the rehearsal room alongside two great English playwrights, with an eye to what future interpreters can learn about these writers and their work. In this excerpt, which has been condensed and edited for this context, she hones in one of Pinter and Stoppard’s less noted commonalities."

From The New Yorker...


The October 6 review in The New Yorker of Tom Stoppard's play Leopoldstadt cites Carey Perloff's new book Pinter and Stoppard: A Director's View


"Stoppard’s frequent collaborator Carey Perloff recently published “Pinter and Stoppard: A Director’s View,” and she spends a chapter discussing his not quite forgotten, always sort of known Jewishness, the way it emerged in past work as stories about doubles and twins, or heritage that is torn down and lost. Her book helped me think about where Stoppard’s experience surfaces in Hermann, a man who both knows and does not know his true situation, a man who thinks he has won the coin toss while the coin is still in the air."




Excerpt from the Peter Marks' Review in the Washington Post:

“Home?,” staged in a newly renovated storefront space, the Corner at Whitman-Walker, reunites Ayoub with Carey Perloff, who directed her nearly three years ago to mesmerizing effect in Arena Stage’s Afghan play “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” They again prove to be a mutually catalyzing tea

Link to full review

Photo by Stan Barouh


CURRENT & UPCOMING WORK



WRITING



IF GOD WERE BLUE

Workshop at Playmaker’s Rep, January 2022

Reading at Roundabout Theatre Company, April 12, 2022

Directed by Vivienne Benesch


EDGARDO OR WHITE FIRE

Commissioned by Williamstown Theatre Festival

Finalist, O'Neill Playwrights Conference 2022

Workshop at

the Kiln

People’s Light Theater Company

Philadelphia April 11-15,

Directed by Yury Urnov


PINTER AND STOPPARD: A DIRECTOR'S VIEW

Bloomsbury Methuen Press 2022

Link HERE to Order



DIRECTOR COMMISSIONS


Developing a new concept for THE OEDIPUS PLAYS

in collaboration with John Douglas Thompson

Seattle Repertory Theater, 2021-2024

www.seattlerep.org


DIRECTING/ ARTISTIC ADVISING


GHOSTS

by Henrik Ibsen

In a new translation by Paul Walsh

Seattle Repertory Theater

April 1-May 1, 2022

https://www.seattlerep.org/plays/202122-season/ghosts/


HELEN

by Euripides

A Rehearsed Reading

(Live streamed on Zoom)

San Francisco Fine Arts Museums

at the Legion of Honor

December 3, 2022

https://www.ancientartcouncil.org


A WINTER'S TALE

The Shakespeare Company - Calgary

2022-2023 Season

https://www.shakespearecompany.com


JEKYLL & HYDE

Finland Ballet

Dramaturge

April 2023

https://oopperabaletti.fi/en/


IN DEVELOPMENT


HOME?

A New One-Woman Play

by Hend Ayoub

Staged Reading August 30, 2022  at 7:00

produced by Z Space, SF Playhouse and

Golden Thread Productions

LINK HERE


HOME?

A New One-Woman Play

by Hend Ayoub

Workshop Production with

Voices Festival Productions,

Washington D.C.

November 3-13, 2022

LINK HERE


THE TRIAL OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

by Alex Poch-Goldin

Workshop at

Bard on the Beach

Vancouver, BC

September 21-25, 2023

LINK HERE


TEACHING


Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning

at the

University of San Francisco

"Secrets from the Rehearsal Room"

Mondays 1:00pm-2:40pm

Fall Semester 2022

https://www.fromminstitute.org




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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS at Seattle Rep, a new translation by Paul Walsh, directed by Carey Perloff. Original Music by David Coulter, Scenery by Dane Laffrey, Costumes by David Reynoso, Lighting by Robert Wierzel, Sound by Victoria Deiorio, Photos by Bronwen Houck


Nikita Tewani, Albert Rubio III, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS at Seattle Rep, a new translation by Paul Walsh, directed by Carey Perloff. Original Music by David Coulter, Scenery by Dane Laffrey, Costumes by David Reynoso, Lighting by Robert Wierzel, Sound by Victoria Deiorio, Photos by Bronwen Houck

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Thom Sesma, Nikita Tewani, and David Strathairn in Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS at Seattle Rep, a new translation by Paul Walsh, directed by Carey Perloff. Original Music by David Coulter, Scenery by Dane Laffrey, Costumes by David Reynoso, Lighting by Robert Wierzel, Sound by Victoria Deiorio, Photos by Bronwen Houck


David Strathairn and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS at Seattle Rep, a new translation by Paul Walsh, directed by Carey Perloff.  Original Music by David Coulter, Scenery by Dane Laffrey, Costumes by David Reynoso, Lighting by Robert Wierzel, Sound by Victoria Deiorio, Photos by Bronwen Houck

SELECTED REVIEWS FOR GHOSTS


"This play should never be dismissed as being something written in the past, some old classical dusty thing on the shelf of dramatic literature, because things that happened in this play are present and applicable to I’d say almost any time in human history. … He was a radical playwright." - Seattle Times (Interview with David Strathairn)

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/theater/actor-and-oscar-nominee-david-strathairn-talks-about-returning-to-seattle-rep-for-ghosts/

"Seattle Rep's GHOSTS Resonates With Contemporary Power." - SeattleMet

https://www.seattlemet.com/sponsored/2022/03/ghosts-seattle-rep

"Stirring and layered performances..." - Broadway World

https://www.broadwayworld.com/seattle/article/BWW-Review-GHOSTS-at-the-Seattle-Rep-20220407

"Carey Perloff's production is highlighted by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's performance as the family matriarch and, despite its age, proves that the play is just as relevant today as it was over a hundred years ago." - TheaterMania

https://www.theatermania.com/seattle-theater/reviews/ghosts-seattle-rep_93637.html