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Landau, Tina

Tina Landau is a writer and director whose original work includes the play SPACE, which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago (Time Magazine 1997 Ten Best) and which was subsequently produced at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and the NYSF/Public Theater in New York; the music-theatre piece DREAM TRUE (with composer Ricky Ian Gordon), which was produced by the Vineyard Theatre in 1999; and the musical FLOYD COLLINS (with composer Adam Guettel) which ran at Playwrights Horizons in New York, receiving the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an Obie for Best Score and seven Drama Desk nominations including Best Direction, Best Book and Best Musical. She also wrote and directed STATES OF INDEPENDENCE (with Ricky Ian Gordon) at the American Music Theater Festival in Philadelphia; STONEWALL: NIGHT VARIATIONS in New York for En Garde Arts; 1969 (OR HOWIE TAKES A TRIP) at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival; AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE with director Anne Bogart at Houston's Alley Theatre and IN TWILITE at the American Repertory Theatre in Boston. Her adaptations include versions of DuMaurier's REBECCA, Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the epic GILGAMESH.

Other directing credits include MIRACLE BROTHERS, a musical by Kristen Childs at the Vineyard Theatre; THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO, a new musical by Mike Reid and Sarah Schlessinger at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Charles L. Mee's BERLIN CIRCLE and TIME TO BURN (also at Steppenwolf); his TROJAN WOMEN: A LOVE STORY and ORESTES both with En Garde Arts in New York; Adam Guettel's SATURN RETURNS at the Public Theater; Jose Rivera's CLOUD TECTONICS at Playwrights Horizons, ATL's Human Festival and the La Jolla Playhouse and MARISOL at La Jolla (Drama-Logue Award for Best Direction). FLOYD COLLINS was presented at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Philadelphia's Prince Music Theatre (seven 1999 Barrymore Awards, including Best Overall Production (Musical) and Best Direction (Musical)) and at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Ms. Landau is a graduate of Yale College and later attended A.R.T.'s Institute for Advanced Theatre Traning at Harvard. She has returned to teach at both, as well as at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia University and the Saratoga International Theatre Institute (SITI). She is a former TCG/NEA Director Fellow, an NEA Artistic Associate and has received grants from the Rockefeller, Princess Grace and W. Alton Jones Foundations, as well as PEW National Theater Artists Residency grant to work with En Garde Arts, and recently became a member of the Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She made her Broadway directing debut in 2001 with the revival of BELLS ARE RINGING.

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    The birthday of Tina Landau; playwright and director who wrote the book for the musical FLOYD COLLINS, as well as STATES OF INDEPENDENCE, and AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE.
    In 1996, the musical FLOYD COLLINS opened off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, where it ran for 25 performances.