MICHAEL SEXTON is a director, dramaturg, teacher, and the Director of the Public Shakespeare Initiative at The Public Theater. He was the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Society from 2005-2017. Recent credits include, as Dramaturg: Macbeth w/Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga (Longacre), King Lear (Cort), Hamlet (Public), Othello (NYTW); and as Director: Coriolanus, with Patrick Page and Lisa Harrow, at Red Bull Theater; The Winter’s Tale, with Peter Francis James, at The Pearl Theatre Company; As You Like It and Henry V with Geoffrey Owens, Jacob Fishel, and Miriam Hyman, at Two River Theater Company; Kelly Masterson’s Edith, with Jayne Atkinson and Jack Gilpin, at the Berkshire Theater Festival; and Titus Andronicus with Jay O. Sanders at the Public Theater. He has directed New York and world premieres of plays by Rinne Groff, Will Eno, Marsha Norman, Caryl Churchill, Ain Gordon, Rogelio Martinez, Victor Lodato, Phil Porter, Chloe Moss, Marin Gazzaniga, Eric Gamalinda, and Rosemary Moore. He has directed at Red Bull Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Manhattan Class Company, Classic Stage Company, Soho Rep, PS122, The Old Globe, Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Rep, Rising Phoenix Rep, SPF and the Cherry Lane Alternative. He has been a guest artist at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, the Juilliard School, Rutgers, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and Columbia University. He has taught at NYU, Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton, UNC Chapel Hill, NYU, and the Taconic Correctional Facility. He co-edited with Tim Page Four Plays by Dawn Powell. He was born in Brooklyn.
MICHAEL SEXTON (Director, the Public Shakespeare Initiative) was the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Society for over twelve years. He is also prolific director, teacher, and dramaturg. The Public: As director, Titus Andronicus (w/Jay O. Sanders); as dramaturg, Hamlet (w/Oscar Isaac). Broadway: As dramaturg, Macbeth (w/Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga) and King Lear (w/Glenda Jackson); Off-Broadway: As dramaturg: Othello. As director: Coriolanus, The Winter’s Tale, Orange Lemon Egg Canary, Intermission, Trudy Blue, So Close, Birdseed Bundles, Stealing Sweets and Punching People, Wildlife, Learning Curve, Far Away. Regional: As You Like It, Henry V, Edith, Closer.
MICHAEL SEXTON is a director, dramaturg, teacher, and the Director of The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative. As director: The Public, Red Bull, NYTW, Two River, MCC, Soho Rep, EST. As dramaturg: Hamlet (Public) and Othello (NYTW).