Joe Dowling's predecessors at the Guthrie
- June 7, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Sir Tyrone Guthrie, 1963-66
The theater’s founder instituted the distinctive thrust stage and established a mission based on Shakespeare and the classics.
Douglas Campbell, 1966-67
A protégé of Tyrone Guthrie, Campbell was known more as an actor and director than as an experienced theater executive.
Michael Langham, 1971-77
He shored up precarious finances through increased subscriptions and ticket sales and brought much-needed stability to the theater.
Alvin Epstein, 1978-79
Arriving from Yale Repertory Theatre, he staged a number of contemporary American plays that alienated some core audience members.
Liviu Ciulei, 1980-85
Romanian-born Ciulei, along with dramaturg Miki Lupu, brought a more global, political context to town. Ciulei’s “The Tempest” is still remembered.
Garland Wright, 1986-95
The strongly visual Wright brought in an epic staging of Genet’s “The Screens,” and also did plenty of Shakespeare and the Greeks.
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