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Martha Boesing THEATER ARTIST

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“As a director, Martha simultaneously serves the actor and the script.  When working with her I always knew that I was indeed helping to tell a story, but that she also saw me as an actor in development, continually giving me new tools to use and new growth to find.  Best of all, she accomplishes all that without you realizing.  The play and spontaneity she brings to rehearsal makes the whole experience a joy, and she is the best director I've ever worked with.”

- Rebecca Noon, actor San Francisco, CA

“Under Martha's direction and guidance, I opened the door to entirely new worlds as an artist and also as a human being. The impact of her mentoring still influences both my personal and professional life nearly 30 years later. Her commitment to creating a more peaceful world inspires, uplifts, and challenges me to use my voice to continue this dream.”

- Esther Ouray, actor, Minneapolis, MN

As the Artistic Director of At the Foot of the Mountain theater in Minneapolis, I directed most of the company’s major productions, often working with the company over many months to create the play. In the Bay Area I have directed for A Traveling Jewish Theater and for The Faithful Fools Street Ministry. Please contact me if you are seeking a director for your play.

A list of the plays I have directed (both by other playwrights and my own) is as follows, arranged by the producing theater company:

MINNEAPOLIS REPERTORY THEATER MINNEAPOLIS
1962   Under Milk Wood (Thomas)

MOPPET PLAYERS (a.k.a. THE CHILDREN’S THEATER) MINNEAPOLIS
1963   Alice in Wonderland   (Carroll/ Boesing)
1964    A Game Worth Two of That (adapted by M. Boesing)

FIREHOUSE THEATER MINNEAPOLIS
1964   Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet  (Kopit)

MINNESOTA OPERA COMPANY MINNEAPOLIS
1970   The Wanderer  (Paul & Martha Boesing)

ACADEMY THEATER ATLANTA
1973   Shadows, A Dream Opera (Paul & Martha Boesing)

AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN MINNEAPOLIS
1974   The Gelding  (Boesing)
1975   River Journal  (Boesing)
1976   The Story of a Mother  (Boesing with Co.)
1980   The Life  (Roth with Co.)
1981   Junkie!  (Boesing with Co.)
1982   Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down (Boesing with Co.)
1983   Antigone Too: Rites of Love and Defiance (Sophocles/Boesing)
1984   Las Gringas  (Boesing with Co.)
1987   The Story of a Mother II (Boesing with Co.)

IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST PUPPET AND MASK THEATER MINNEAPOLIS
1985   The Nightingale (Anderson/Boesing)
1988   The Reaper’s Tale  (Boesing with Co.)

2003   The Nightingale  (Anderson/Boesing)

ST. STEVEN’S PROJECT MINNEAPOLIS
1986   Home At Seven

ACTORS’ THEATRE  ST. PAUL
1987   Photograph (Stein/Boesing)

A TRAVELING JEWISH THEATER SAN FRANCISCO
1988   Snake Talk (Newman/Boesing)
1989   Heart of the World  (Stoltzfus/Greenberg/Boesing)
1996   Like a Mother Bear  (Stoltzfus)
1997   Old, Jewish and Queer  (Newman)

THE ENVIRONMENTAL THEATER PROJECT MINNEAPOLIS
1990   Standing on Fishes (Boesing)

AUGSBERG COLLEGE MINNEAPOLIS
1996   Hard Times Come Again No More  (Boesing)

THE FAITHFUL FOOLS STREET MINISTRY SAN FRANCISCO
2002   The Witness (Boesing)

STAGEBRIDGE OAKLAND
2010  Sylvia's Advice on How to Live and Age Gracefully on the Planet Denial
              (Boesing/Hollander)

 


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