PAUL LAZAR (Co-Director) is a founding member and co-artistic director, along with Annie-B Parson, of Big Dance Theater. He has co-directed and acted in works for Big Dance since 1991, including commissions from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Walker Art Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Classic Stage Company and Japan Society. He recently directed the comedy Elephant Room at St. Anne's Warehouse for the company Rainpan 43.In the Spring of 2011 he directed Young Jean Lee's Obie Winning, We're Gonna Die. Paul is an Associate Member of The Wooster Group, acting in Brace Up!, Emperor Jones, North Atlantic and The Hairy Ape. Other stage acting credits include Young Jean Lee’s Lear, The Three Sisters at Classic Stage Company, Richard Maxwell’s Cowboys and Indians at Soho Rep, Richard III at Classic Stage Company, Svejk at Theatre for a New Audience, Irene Fornes’ Mud at the Signature Theater, and Mac Wellman’s 1965 UU. He has acted in over 30 feature films, including The Host, Mickey Blue Eyes, Silence of the Lambs, Beloved, Lorenzo’s Oil, and Philadelphia and will be in the next film by director Bong Joon Ho (The Host) called Snowpiercer. He currently teaches at New York University.
Paul's Other Projects
Paul has his own radio show on Brooklyn's own radio station - Talk to Paulie!
Teaming up with Mikhail Baryshnikov in the adaptation of Chekov's MAN IN A CASE at Hartford Stage
Paul directed the Elephant Room. Check to see if it will be at a theater near you!