Carey Perloff


A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

Arena Stage

Washington D.C.

January 17 – March 1, 2020


"In ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns,’ a searing indictment of the Taliban’s treatment of women."

— THE WASHINGTON POST


https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/in-a-thousand-splendid-suns-a-searing-indictment-of-the-talibans-treatment-of-women/2020/01/27/d297ce30-4051-11ea-aa6a-083d01b3ed18_story.html


Haysam Kadri, Mirian Katrib, and Hend Ayoub, in A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, 2020, Arena

Stage. Photo: Margot Schulman.

GHOSTS

(Williamstown Theatre Festival)


REVIEWS...


"A sumptuous Ibsen revival starring Uma Thurman...."  

–– THE NEW YORK TIMES


"To the play’s already overflowing grab bag of symbols and hot topics circa 1882 — syphilis, incest, arson, euthanasia — the director Carey Perloff adds gorgeous stage pictures, eerie live music and a glowy Uma Thurman giving a creditable performance in a famously difficult role."

–– THE NEW YORK TIMES


"'GHOSTS' at Williamstown Theatre Festival Proves to Be Fresh and Remarkably Relevant."

–– BROADWAY WORLD


Sarah Wheeldon, Jaden Sullivan, Dean Paul Gibson, in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 2019, The Shakespeare Company at the Reeve Theatre, University of Calgary,  Photo: Tim Nguyen, Citrus Photo.

Joseph Kamal, Lanna Joffrey and Mirian Katrib in A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, 2020,

Arena Stage. Photo: Margot Schulman.


REVIEWS...


"It is the reputation of The Shakespeare Company’s artistic director Haysam Kadri that accounts for the presence of Seana McKenna, one of Canada’s most lauded actors, in the lead role of the Jewish moneylender Shylock and of Carey Perloff, one of America’s most vibrant and respected directors, at the helm. Both artists are known for their fearless, groundbreaking work and that’s what we get with their collaboration on The Merchant of Venice."

–– CALGARY HERALD


https://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/theatre/review-joint-production-of-the-merchant-of-venice-draws-big-names-to-calgary


"Actor Seana McKenna’s sublime performance helps power The Shakespeare Company’s exceptional dramatic staging of The Merchant of Venice."

– THE YY SCENE


http://theyyscene.com/2019/12/02/actor-seana-mckennas-sublime-performance-helps-power-the-shakespeare-companys-exceptional-dramatic-staging-of-the-merchant-of-venice/


CBC Radio Interview:

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-5-calgary-eyeopener

Uma Thurman, Bernard White in GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen, 2019, Williamstown Theatre

Festival. Photo: Joseph O'Malley.






The Shakespeare Company at the Reeve Theatre,

University of Calgary

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

by William Shakespeare

Starring Seana McKenna as Shylock

Directed by Carey Perloff

November 28 – December 8, 2019

https://arts.ucalgary.ca/schools/creative-performing-arts/node/986



Arena Stage

Washington D.C.

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

January 17 – March 1, 2020

Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma

Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini

Directed by Carey Perloff

https://americantheatre.org/2019/03/05/arena-stage-announces-70th-season



Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma

Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini

Directed by Haysam Kadri

based on the original staging by Carey Perloff

February 2020

https://royalmtc.ca


Finnish National Opera and Ballet

JEKYLL & HYDE

World Premiere

November 6, 2020

Based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson

Created and choreographed by Val Caniparoli

Composers: Frederick Chopin, Krzyzstof Pendrecki, Wojciech Kilarenryk Wieniawski, Henry Gorecki

Set and Costume Design: David Reynoso

Lighting Design: Jim French

Artistic Consultant & Dramaturge: Carey Perloff

Musical Compilation, Editing & Arrangement: Ramona Pansegrau

Assistant to the Choreographer: Maiqui Manosa

https://oopperabaletti.fi/en/repertoire-and-tickets/jekyll-hyde/



CURRENT & UPCOMING WORK


PRIVATE LIVES

(Stratford Festival, 2019)


REVIEWS...


“Stratford Festival review: Private Lives absolutely sparkles”

“Geraint Wyn Davies and Lucy Peacock are a match made in romantic-comedy heaven in this hilarious and surprisingly warm production of the Noël Coward classic.”

NOW TORONTO


“Rolling with laughter at Private Lives”

“Witty dialogue and superb acting makes Private Lives a hilarious night out in Stratford this summer.”

BEACON HERALD


“The performances Perloff has elicited are refreshingly down-to-earth. None of that debonair posturing, the artificial old-mannered acting styles that can drag down Coward productions.

Peacock is superb as Amanda – a rich and aimless woman who nevertheless nurses a deep sadness that apparently only Elyot and his tempers can assuage. The actor’s line deliveries are fresh and funny, but there’s always a beating heart underneath. Wyn Davies, meanwhile, isn’t afraid to play Elyot as a violent misogynist. 'I should like to cut off your head with a meat axe,' he shouts at Sibyl, no Cowardian charm to couch it.”

GLOBE AND MAIL


“Director Carey Perloff has compiled a fine cast. Lucy Peacock and Geraint Wyn Davies as ex spouses Amanda and Elyot are a divine pairing. From the moment Amanda knows to hand Elyot the fruit from her cocktail, it is clear that these two share something far more intimate with each other than they do with their new spouses. Their chemistry is excellent and they are equally as fun to watch when they are getting along as they are when they are sparring.”

–  BROADWAY WORLD


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A FEMALE SHYLOCK IN THE SNOW

An Essay by Carey Perloff

CLICK HERE TO READ

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

(The Shakespeare Company at the Reeve Theatre,

University of Calgary, 2019)