ABOUT THE SHOW
DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE | MRS. WARREN
Directed by Michael Rau
TAPS Professor Michael Rau directs a modern staging of George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession. In this minimalist production, the spotlight is on the actors providing a stripped-down excavation of the text that highlights the themes of love, justice and doing what’s right.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Michael Rau is a live performance director specializing in new plays, opera, and digital media projects. He has worked internationally in Germany, Brazil, the UK, Ireland, Canada, and the Czech Republic. He has created work in New York City at Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, PS122, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova, The Bushwick Starr, The Brick, 59E59, 3LD, and Dixon Place. Regionally, his work has been seen at Humana Festival of New Plays at Actor’s Theater of Louisville, the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland OH, and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA. He has developed new plays at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Realm, the Lark and the Kennedy Center. His production of temping was selected by the Telegraph as one of the best shows to see in 2022 International and Edinburgh Fringe. Michael Rau is a recipient of fellowships from the Likhachev Foundation, the Kennedy Center, and the National New Play Network. As a creative technologist, he is recipient of Google’s “Artist and Machine Intelligence” research awards, and works on pose detection, computer vision and biofeedback. He has been a resident artist at the Orchard Project, E|MERGE, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. He has been an associate director for Anne Bogart, Les Waters, Robert Woodruff, and Ivo Van Hove. He is a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect and an assistant professor of directing and devising at Stanford University.
Abby Rose Merrill
TAPS’s series TABLEWORK, hosted by PhD student Marina Johnson, is a behind-the-scenes look at the scholarly and artistic efforts behind each production.
FREE | Open to the Public
THURSDAY through SATURDAY
OCT 19-21 at 8PM
There will be no late seating or re-seating while the performance is in progress.
Memorial Auditorium Complex
Stanford University Main Campus
This performance runs 80 minutes without intermission.
This production was made possible in part by the Pigott Fund for Drama, the May Ellen Ritter Production Fund, and the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Fund
LATE SEATING / RE-SEATING
For safety reasons, we cannot accommodate late admission OR re-seating while the performance is in progress. Please plan on arriving with ample time to find parking, locate the theater, move through the box office, etc.
Electronic Assisted Listening Devices will be available for pickup at theater on performance nights.
For disability-related accommodations, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made by Oct 12.
Patrons should not attend events if they are experiencing symptoms of upper respiratory illness. If patrons should test positive for COVID-19 within ten days of being on campus, they should report using the General COVID-19 Case Reporting Form.