Gordon Edelstein

Director

Gordon Edelstein is the longtime Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT), where he directed the world premiere of Joe DiPietro’s The Second Mrs. Wilson. His recent NYC credits include Satchmo at the Waldorf, starring John Douglas Thompson (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance), My Name is Asher Lev (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play), and The Glass Menagerie (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival). Other New York credits include the Broadway production of Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca, the American premiere of Martin McDonaugh’s A Skull in Connemara, the premiere of Julia Cho’s BFE, the world premiere of Dael Orlandersmith’s Horsedreams, and Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming. This past summer, he directed Audra McDonald and Will Swenson in A Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown Theatre Festival. As the Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre, he has begun an association with Athol Fugard, directing the premieres of his recent work: The Shadow of the Hummingbird (also starring Fugard), The Train Driver, Have You Seen Us? (starring Sam Waterston) and Coming Home. Other recent Long Wharf productions include Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Thorton Wilder’s Our Town, and William Mastrosimone’s Ride the Tiger. His work at Long Wharf has been recognized by six Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, as well as the Tom Killen Award for extraordinary contributions to Connecticut’s Equity professional theatre.

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