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Diane Paulus

Diane Paulus is the Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

At the A.R.T.: Pippin (opening on Broadway March 23), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, (also on Broadway, winner of Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Director); Prometheus Bound, a new musical inspired by Aeschylus's ancient Greek tragedy, written by Tony and Grammy Award- winner Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) with music composed by Grammy Award-winning System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian; Death and The Powers: The Robots’ Opera a new opera by Tod Machover which was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist, produced in collaboration with MIT Media Lab and Chicago Opera Theater; The Donkey Show a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which ran for six years Off-Broadway and toured internationally; Johnny Baseball and Best of Both Worlds.

Her other recent work includes Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil’s newest creation which had its world premiere in Montreal in April 2012; The Public Theater's Tony- Award winning revival of HAIR on Broadway (2009 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, nominated for 8 Tony Awards including Best Director, as well as winner of a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama League Award for Best Revival of a Musical), and produced by Cameron Mackintosh in London’s West End; Kiss Me, Kate (Glimmerglass Opera) and Lost Highway (ENO co-production with the Young Vic.) As an opera director, her credits include The Magic Flute (Canadian Opera Company), Il mondo della luna at the Hayden Planetarium in New York; at Chicago Opera theater: Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Turn Of The Screw, Cosi fan tutte, and the Monteverdi trilogy Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Orfeo which was also presented at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Diane is a Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University’s English Department and was recently named one of the 50 Most Powerful Bostonians by Boston Magazine. She is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Boston Conservatory.