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Curt Columbus

The Laura H. Harris Artistic Director, Trinity Repertory Company, Professor of the Practice, Directing/Dramaturgy


Curt Columbus (The Arthur P. Soloman and Sally E. Lapides Artistic Director, Trinity Repertory Company, Directing/Dramaturgy) became Trinity Rep’s fifth artistic director in January 2006 after a 20-year career in Chicago Theater. His directing credits for Trinity Rep include Sweeney Todd, Macbeth, Ragtime, Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, Middletown, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Merchant of Venice, His Girl Friday, Camelot, Cabaret, Blithe Spirit, A Christmas Carol, Cherry Orchard and the world premieres of The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allen Poeand Social Creatures. Trinity has produced the world premieres of three of his plays, Paris by Night, The Dreams of Antigone, and Sparrow Grass, as well as his translations of Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard and Ivanov, Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear and Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna. Curt’s adaptation of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment (with Marilyn Campbell) has won awards and accolades at theaters around the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. His play, Sparrow Grass, is published by Dramatists Play Service, as are his translations of Fuente Ovejuna and Chekhov’s major plays: Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters (developed at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia) Cherry Orchard, and Ivanov. Curt lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his husband, Nate Watson.