Emerson alumna Sheryl Kaller tapped to direct The Great Game


Carrie Fuller

July 28, 2010

It’s been quite a year for Sheryl Kaller ’82. First, she was nominated for a Tony for her work as director of Next Fall by Geoffrey Naufft (which was also nominated for best play); and now she has been drafted by acclaimed producers Randall L. Wreghitt (The Miracle Worker, Grey Gardens, Lieutenant of Inishmore) and Jana Robbins (Ragtime, Little Women: The Musical) to direct D. Tucker Smith’s The Great Game on Broadway.

Wreghitt  and Robbins said they chose Kaller because of her keen insights into the human condition. “We so admired her Tony-nominated work on Next Fall,” they told Playbill.com. “We knew she had the right sensibility to explore the cultural and social changes our piece examines, while finding the thrills and romance that keep The Great Game so entertaining.”

Kaller has also directed Adrift in Macao by Christopher Durang and Peter Melnick at Primary Stages, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, and an early incarnation at New York Stage and Film. Other work includes Dangerous Beauty, book by Jeannine Dominy, music by Michele Brourman, lyrics by Amanda McBroom (American Music Theater Project); Jayson with a Y (New Group); Rain by Regina Taylor (New York Stage and Film—reading series); Weird Romance by Alan Menken and David Spencer (The York Theater/Mufti); and The New Americans by Cindy Lou Johnson (A.C.T.—new works series).

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