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In addition to American Son (2016 Laurents/Hatcher Award), Chris’ writing credits include Fear Up Harsh (2014 American Theatre Critics Association’s Steinberg Award Citation), When the Sun Shone Brighter (2011 Carbonell Award for Best New Work; 2010 Silver Palm Award for Outstanding New Work; ATCA Steinberg Award nomination; National New Play Network’s Smith Prize), Captiva (Steinberg Award nomination; three 2011 Carbonell Award nominations, including Best New Work), Our Lady of Allapattah (ArtSport New Works Playwriting Contest winner), and So I Was Wondering… (Heideman Award finalist). Chris is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Miami School of Law. He also holds graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Geneva. He lives in Miami, Florida with his wife, Stephanie, and his daughters, Katherine and Jillian. He and his wife are co-founders of Zoetic Stage, an award-winning theatre in residence at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.
David Saint (Director/Artistic Director) enters his 21st season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change marks his 37th mainstage productions at GSP, having most recently helmed last season’s American Son and Mama’s Boy. His time here has been marked by collaborations with such artists as Keith Carradine, Tyne Daly, Rachel Dratch, Sandy Duncan, Boyd Gaines, A.R. Gurney, Uta Hagen, Jack Klugman, Dan Lauria, Kathleen Marshall, Elaine May, Anne Meara, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach and many others, including a remarkable partnership with Arthur Laurents. In addition, many new award-winning works have begun their life here during his tenure, such as Proof, The Spitfire Grill, It Shoulda Been You, and Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies and The Toxic Avenger. He has directed Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall in East Hampton, N.Y., and off-Broadway at Westside Theatre, as well as the National Tour of West Side Story. In July 2016, he directed a two-night concert performance of West Side Story at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. He also has directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf and many others on premieres by writers such as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe DiPietro and Jonathan Larson. He isthe recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A. Drama Critics Award, several Drama-Logue Awards and is the President of The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.
An Iraq war hero’s perfect life starts to unravel when a fellow soldier seeking justice shows up threatening to expose a hidden past. From the author of last season’s American Son, this probing drama shines a light on how America honors its veteran soldiers as well as the corrupting effect of awards and commendations, and questions what it truly means to be a hero. American Hero joins American Son and a yet-to-be titled new work to create a trilogy of plays that explore American injustice. American Hero is the recipient of the Steinberg Award Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association.
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American Hero is sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
An updated version of the hit off-Broadway show "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" – with book and lyrics by George Street Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts — opens the Playhouse's 2017-18 season at an interim venue on Rutgers University's Cook Campus. Learn More