Bartlett Sher most recently directed the world premiere of The Singing Forest by Craig Lucas at Intiman Playhouse; The Light in the Piazza by Lucas and Adam Guettel at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, for which he has received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination; and Mourning Becomes Electra for Seattle Opera and New York City Opera. He has received national and international recognition for his work as a classical director, and was honored with the 2002 Joe A. Callaway Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation for his production of Cymbeline in New York. That play marked his Intiman directing debut and, produced by Theatre for a New Audience, went on to become the first American Shakespeare production to be seen at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Intiman’s artistic director since 2000, his productions here include Nickel and Dimed, a world premiere by Joan Holden based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich; Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul; Bergman’s Nora; Shaw’s Arms and the Man; Shakespeare’s Cymbeline and Titus Andronicus; The Dying Gaul by Craig Lucas; and Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters. In New York, he has directed the TFANA productions of Waste (American premiere, 2000 OBIE for Best Play), Cymbeline, Don Juan and Pericles at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Sher previously served as associate artistic director at Hartford Stage and company director at The Guthrie Theater. He has directed, taught and led workshops across the country and internationally. Mr. Sher currently teaches at Freehold Studio/Theatre Lab and sits on the Board of Seattle’s CityClub. In 2005 he was nominated for the Best Director Tony Award for his work on the Broadway production of The Light in the Piazza.