ALL MY FATHERS
by Paul David Young
In All My Fathers, the playwright's elderly, demented mother says he’s the bastard child of the family pediatrician, her former employer, now dead. The surreal, seemingly scripted disclosure instantly rewrites his devoutly Christian, Southern upbringing. The tragicomedy incorporates Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and other family plays, such as Hamlet, Oedipus, Elektra, Well, and The Seagull.
Evan Yionoulis, an Obie winner, formerly Professor in the Practice of Acting and Directing at Yale School of Drama and Resident Director at Yale Repertory Theatre for twenty years and now Richard Rodgers Director of Drama at Juilliard, directs the production.
The cast is Richard Gallagher (“David”), Brian Hastert (“Dr. Woodman”), Deborah Hedwall (“Regina”), and Jonathan Hogan (“Bill”).
Playwright Paul David Young (Faust 3, In the Summer Pavilion) won the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award.
The design team is an extraordinarily distinguished group of artists.
Lighting Designer Donald Holder won the Tony Award twice (The Lion King and South Pacific) out of thirteen career Tony nominations, plus a Drama Desk Award win and four additional Drama Desk nominations.
Costume Designer Teresa Snider-Stein has had a long run with Signature Theater and many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions (Playwrights Horizons, the Public Theater, Lucille Lortel Theatre, Classic Stage Company, the Vineyard Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre (over 100 productions) and is currently Head of Costume Design and Assistant Professor of Theatre at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
Award-winning filmmaker Melissa Friedling, who will create the video and sound for the show, was an artist in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York and the recipient of a Fulbright Award and artist’s grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts; she teaches filmmaking at The New School where she is Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
Set Designer Ao Li has worked internationally as a designer and visual artist; he founded the Intercultural Performance Studio in Shanghai.