Stage Director(United States)
About the Artist:
Leslie Swackhamer is an award-winning stage director of opera and theatre, noted for creating bravura acting ensembles and stunning visuals. A passionate advocate of new work and work by women, she is the Executive Director of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the oldest and largest international prize specifically recognizing women playwrights. Directing credits include Southcoast Rep, Madison Rep, Seattle Rep, The Empty Space, Florida Studio Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare, Stages Repertory Theatre, The Cherry Lane, ACT Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, American Stage, Cleveland Public, Intiman Theatre, Brave New Works (Atlanta), Musiqa, and The Playwrights Center. For Opera, San Francisco Opera, Vancouver Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Omaha, Seattle Opera, among others.