In 2007, I directed David Auburn’s outstanding drama, Proof, for the St. Clair Theatre Guild. It wasn’t a typical show for that group, which was much better known for its productions of classic musicals. But we had an opening in the schedule and I’d wanted to direct the show since I saw it in New York in 2001.
We put together a great group of actors and crew who were looking for the type of challenge Auburn’s play would provide. Proof won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2001 and also the Tony Award for Best Play, so we were working with first-rate material.(more…)