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Arin Arbus returns to HGO after serving as original director for this production of La traviata, a co-production with Canadian Opera Company and The Lyric Opera of Chicago, in 2017. Also for HGO, she staged Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (2012). Arbus is resident director at Theatre for a New Audience, where she has directed The Winter’s Tale and The Skin of Our Teeth (Obie Award); repertory productions of Strindberg’s The Father and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House; and King LearMuch Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the ShrewMacbeth, Measure for Measure, and Othello. In 2019 Arbus made her Broadway debut directing Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Tony nomination for Best Revival), starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and two-time Oscar nominee Michael Shannon. In association with Rehabilitation Through the Arts, for several years Arbus led a company of incarcerated residents at Woodbourne Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in upstate New York. In 2019 she directed an Arabic adaptation of The Tempest, performed by refugees in a camp in Greece for The Campfire Project.

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