Austin Pendleton is a playwright, actor, director, and teacher of acting. His plays are Booth, Uncle Bob, and Orson's Shadow, all published, all produced in New York and around the country, and, in the case of Uncle Bob, internationally. As a director he is most recently represented in New York by such productions as Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Giurgis; Nora, Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of Ibsen's A Doll House; and Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, Ivanov, and Hamlet, all at Classic Stage Company. At the Cleveland Playhouse, in its 100th Anniversary Season, he has just directed Luna Gale, by Rebecca Gilman. As an actor he has worked extensively in New York on Broadway (beginning with the original production of Fiddler on the Roof), off-Broadway (most recently at the Public Theater in Straight White Men, written and directed by Young Jean Lee) and off-off-Broadway (many Shakespearean roles at both Riverside Shakespeare and Frog and Peach, including Hamlet, Claudius, Richard?the Third, Richard the Second, Iago and Shylock). He teaches acting at HB Studio in New York, where he studied with both of its founders, Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen.