Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
in partnership with SAG Foundation LifeRaft and Los Angeles Stage Alliance
Invite you to attend
Directors Working across Theatre, Television and Film
Monday, October 7, 2013, 7pm
The SAG Foundation's LifeRaft program, in partnership with the Los Angeles Stage Alliance and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, is thrilled to present this conversation in which directors will discuss their work in the fields of film, television and theatre, how they balance their work flow, and what they notice in actors who thrive in all three mediums.
Panelists will include Directors Paul Lazarus, Tom Moore and Oz Scott. The panel will be moderated by Terrence McFarland, Executive Director of L.A. Stage Alliance.
SAG Foundation will be live streaming this event. The event can be viewed on their website at http://www.sagfoundation.org/
livestream or at http://youtube.com/ sagfoundation.
About the panelists:
Paul Lazarus has directed over eighty plays and musicals (mostly new work) in such theaters as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Circle Rep, The Actors Studio, La MaMa ETC, Huntington Theater Company and The Goodspeed Opera House. He served as Artistic Director of the historic Pasadena Playhouse in California. Highlights include: receiving a Drama Desk nomination for the Off-Broadway musical Personals; the Lincoln Center Institute production of Antigone; serving as Associate Director for the celebrated concert version of Follies at Avery Fisher Hall and the world premieres of Camping with Henry and Tom, The 24th Day, Life Class, Epic Proportions andJohnny Pye and the Foolkiller. Since moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Lazarus has also been directing many prime time television series including “Samantha Who?,” “Ugly Betty,” the new “90210, ” “Friends,” “L.A. Law,” “Melrose Place” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
Tom Moore’s Broadway credits include ‘night, Mother, (Pulitzer Prize and Tony nomination); the original Grease (8 years), Over Here (Tony nomination); Once in a Lifetime, Division Street, Moon Over Buffalo, Octette Bridge Club and Frankenstein. At the Mark Taper Forum/Ahmanson Theatre he directed The Royal Family, Division Street, A Month in the Country, Henceforward and A Flea in Her Ear. Credits at American Conservatory Theater include Three Sisters, Little Foxes and Hotel Paradiso. At Williamstown Theatre Festival he directed Hay Fever, Madwoman of Chaillot and Our Town. He has also worked at the Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Santa Fe Stages, Guthrie Theatre, Arena Stage and American Repertory Theatre. His extensive television credits include “E.R.” (Emmy nomination), “L.A. Law” (Emmy nomination), “Mad About You” (Emmy nomination), “Huff,” “The Court,” “Cheers,” “Ally McBeal,” and “The Wonder Years” (Humanitas Prize) and the Disney musical Geppetto. He also directed the film of ‘night, Mother.
Oz Scott (Secretary) is an award-winning television, theatrical and motion picture director whose credits span hundreds of television episodes and dozens of feature films, stage productions and made-for-TV movies. Oz’s directorial talents have contributed to the success of award-winning shows such as “The Cosby Show,” “The Jeffersons,” “Hill Street Blues, ” “Fame,” and “Northern Exposure.” His theater directorial credits include The Ballad of Emmett Till at the Goodman Theatre and Resurrection, which he staged at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, at Hartford Stage and again for Philadelphia Theatre Company. Oz has been nominated for a DGA award, and he has been the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, the Drama Desk Award, a Village Voice OBIE Awards for Off Broadway, a Genesis Award, and the Nancy Susan Reynolds Award. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in LA, and on the Dean’s Council for California State University at Northridge’s (CSUN) College of Arts, Media and Communication.
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