Great Plains Theatre Conference
Originally from London, England, a nine year old Mr. French saw the play Cathy Come Home by Jeremy Sandford on the seminal British television series Play for Today and was captivated. Thirteen years later he formed the Glasshouse Theatre Company where he wrote the award wining play The Rainy Season and the much-acclaimed Bellyache. The demise of Glasshouse saw Mr. French move to New York City to study acting at the Acting Studio. It took only three weeks for him to realize that he was in fact a director and that he had made a terrible mistake, yet he stayed in New York for over ten years and directed over forty-five productions. In more recent times, Mr. French has co-written The Buddha Prince, a play about the life of the Dalai Lama that was performed in Central Park in New York City in 2005 and 2008, and been selected as one of only 25 directors to participate in Lincoln Center’s prestigious 2015 Director’s Lab program.
He is currently the founder & artistic director of “theatre aluminous” in Oakland, California.
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