SHARON ANN FOGARTY has been a Co-Artistic Director of Mabou Mines since 1999. She wrote and directed Cara Lucia, an original music theater piece, inspired by the life of James Joyce′s daughter. The production premiered at HERE Arts Center in NYC and was nominated for five American Theater Wing Design Awards. The production, re-conceived for touring as Lucia’s Chapters of Coming Forth by Day, was nominated for two Elliot Norton Awards (Boston) and received the Best Design Award from The 1st Irish Festival 2011 (NYC). In 2010, with collaborators playwright Jocelyn Clarke, composer Phil Cunningham and the digital artists at Misha Films she developed Finn combining digital Animation and live performance. Finn premiered at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Sharon is currently developing a new project for Mabou Mines, Faust 2.0 adapted from Goethe with adaptor Matthew Maguire and set/lighting designer Jim Clayburgh.
Previously Sharon served as Artistic Director of the New York City-based Daedalus Theater Company and directed many of the company′s productions including: Sebastian Barry′s White Woman Street and Brighde Mullins′ Fire Eater. Additional productions she directed include Hippolytus, St. Joan of the Stockyard, Ubu Roi, Translations, Marat Sade and Every Night Life.
Sharon was nominated for the CalArts/Alpert Award and awarded grants from the Irish Institute, The NEA, NYSCA and Culture Ireland. As a producer she helped launch most of Mabou Mines’ work since 1994 including award-winning productions such as Belén – A Book of Hours, and Song for New Yorkdirected by Ruth Maleczech and An Epidog, Ecco Porco, Red Beads, and Mabou Mines DollHouse directed by Lee Breuer. Sharon’s teaching credits include her current position, Lecturer of Acting/Directing at Barnard College/Columbia University.
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