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Chapter 10 Interview
Author: Natka Bianchini

Abstract

Pam MacKinnon, Tony, Obie, and Drama Desk award-winning director and newly-named artistic director of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, directed her first Albee production, The Play About the Baby, for Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2002. Since then she has directed six different Albee plays in twelve different productions, including the 2012 Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which led to her first Tony award for direction. We sat down at Playwrights Horizon in May, 2018, to talk about her collaboration with Albee, the man she attributes to giving her career a direction and an “artistic spine.”

In: Albee and Influence
Volume Editors: John M. Clum and Natka Bianchini
Albee and Influence is the fourth volume in the series New Directions in Edward Albee Studies sponsored by the Edward Albee Society. The volume contains essays, written by leading Albee scholars, that focus on literary and philosophical influences on Edward Albee’s plays as well as essays on writers and works that Albee influenced. Essays focus on Albee’s relationship with such major American playwrights as Thornton Wilder, Amiri Baraka, Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson and John Guare. There are also contributions on Albee’s work as mentor to young playwrights. The volume also includes an interview with award-winning director Pam McKinnon.
Part 2 Albee’s Influence
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Part 3 Interviews
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Part 1 Influences on Albee
In: Albee and Influence