George C. Wolfe is an African-American playwright and director of theater and film. His early productions include “Paradise”, “The Colored Museum”, and “Spunk”, for which he won an Obie Award. He gained a national reputation with his 1991 musical “Jelly’s Last Jam”, which received 11 Tony nominations. Two years later, Wolfe directed Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” to great critical acclaim as well as a Tony award.
From 1993 to 2004, Wolfe served as artistic director and producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater. In 1996, he created the musical “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk”, an ensemble of tap and music. In 2004, he directed the well-received HBO film “Lackawanna Blues”. He continues to direct plays such as Tony Kushner’s “Caroline, or Change” and Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Topdog/Underdog”.
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