Mark Brokaw

Personal Information
Mark Brokaw has directed the New York premieres of Paula Vogel’s The Long Christmas Ride Home and her Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned To Drive (Vineyard and transfer to Century Theatre; Drama Desk, OBIE, Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Director); Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero (Playwrights Horizons and transfer to John Houseman Theatre, as well as the U.K. premiere at London’s Donmar Warehouse and its West End transfer) and This Is Our Youth (New Group and Second Stage/Lucille Lortel and Encore Awards for Best Director); Douglas Carter Beane’s Music From A Sparkling Planet (Drama Dept.) and As Bees In Honey Drown (Drama Dept. and transfer to Lucille Lortel Theatre); Wendy Wasserstein’s Old Money (Lincoln Center Theatre); Craig Lucas’ The Dying Gaul and Stranger (Vineyard Theatre); Lisa Kron’s 2.5 Minute Ride (NYSF/Public Theatre, A.R.T., Center Stage, A.C.T. in Seattle and Tiffany Theatre in Los Angeles); Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney’s The Kathy & Mo Show -- Greatest Hits (Second Stage); and five seasons of new works with the Young Playwrights Festival. Mark also directed Lynda Barry’s The Good Times Are Killing Me (Second Stage and transfer to the Minetta Lane) and its subsequent companies in Washington, D.C., Seattle and Toronto. His regional credits include the Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center (A Little Night Music), Marty starring John C. Reilly at the Huntington Theatre, Arthur Miller’s The Price at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, as well as the Guthrie Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, and Huntington Theatre Company. He serves on the Executive Board of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and is an associate artist at the Roundabout Theatre and a member of Drama Dept.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train Pershing Square Signature Center/ Irene Diamond Stage 10/23/2017 Director
2 This Day Forward Vineyard Theatre 11/20/2016 Director
3 Heisenberg New York City Center/ Stage II 06/03/2015 Director
4 Too Much Sun Vineyard Theatre 05/20/2014 Director
5 The Lyons Vineyard Theatre 10/11/2011 Director
6 Olive and the Bitter Herbs 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 08/16/2011 Director
7 The New York Idea Lucille Lortel Theatre 01/26/2011 Director
8 The Language Archive Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 10/17/2010 Director
9 Distracted Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 03/04/2009 Director
10 Mouth to Mouth Theatre Row / Theatre Three (previously Acorn Theater) 11/06/2008 Director
11 American Fiesta Vineyard Theatre 04/26/2007 Director
12 Suddenly Last Summer Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 11/15/2006 Director
13 The Busy World is Hushed Playwrights Horizons 06/25/2006 Director
14 The Baltimore Waltz Peter Norton Space 12/05/2004 Director
15 Afterbirth: Kathy & Mo's Greatest Hits Second Stage Theatre 06/17/2004 Director
16 The Long Christmas Ride Home Vineyard Theatre 11/04/2003 Director
17 Eight Days (Backwards) Vineyard Theatre 06/16/2003 Director
18 Music from a Sparkling Planet Greenwich House 07/19/2001 Director
19 Lobby Hero John Houseman Theatre 05/08/2001 Director
20 Lobby Hero Playwrights Horizons 02/16/2001 Director
21 Old Money Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 12/07/2000 Director
22 Stranger Vineyard Theatre 09/27/2000 Director
23 Tartuffe Delacorte Theater 08/10/1999 Director
24 Gemini Second Stage Theatre 06/16/1999 Director
25 2.5 Minute Ride Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Susan Stein Shiva Theater 03/17/1999 Director
26 This is Our Youth McGinn-Cazale Theatre 11/03/1998 Director
27 The Dying Gaul Vineyard Theatre 04/25/1998 Director
28 As Bees in Honey Drown Greenwich House 06/19/1997 Director
29 How I Learned to Drive Vineyard Theatre 03/16/1997 Director
30 This is Our Youth INTAR Theatre 10/26/1996 Director
31 Wake Up, I'm Fat Joseph Papp Public Theater/ LuEsther Hall 11/09/1995 Director
32 Young Playwrights Festival (1995) Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 10/04/1995 Director
33 Avenue X Playwrights Horizons 01/28/1994 Director
34 Young Playwrights Festival (1993) Playwrights Horizons 09/14/1993 Director
35 Innocent's Crusade New York City Center/ Stage II 06/02/1992 Director
36 Young Playwrights Festival (1991) Playwrights Horizons 09/24/1991 Director
37 The Good Times Are Killing Me Minetta Lane Theatre 07/30/1991 Director
38 The Good Times Are Killing Me McGinn-Cazale Theatre 03/26/1991 Director
39 Young Playwrights Festival (1990) Playwrights Horizons 09/11/1990 Director
40 Heaven on Earth WPA Theatre 11/02/1989 Director
41 Young Playwrights Festival (1989) Playwrights Horizons 09/12/1989 Director
42 The Rimers of Eldritch McGinn-Cazale Theatre 11/08/1988 Director
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2009 Joe A. Callaway Award (SDCF), Excellence in Directing Distracted Director
2 NOMINATED 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director The Long Christmas Ride Home Director
3 NOMINATED 2001 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director Lobby Hero Director
4 WON 1997 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director How I Learned to Drive Director
      This is Our Youth Director
5 WON 1997 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Director of a Play How I Learned to Drive Director
6 WON 1997 Obie Award, Direction How I Learned to Drive Director