Les Waters

Cardenio – Director. A.R.T.: Media Amok.  Associate Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre; directing credits include Eurydice (also Yale Repertory Theatre and Second Stage in New York City, one of Top 10 Plays of 2006 by the New York Times), Fêtes de la Nuit and Big Love (also at Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Long Wharf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival; 2001 Obie Award for Direction), Finn in the Underworld, The Glass Menagerie, The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Pillowman, Suddenly Last Summer, To the Lighthouse and Yellowman. Other credits: Apparition, Connelly Theatre (one of the Best 5 Plays of 2005 by Time Out New York), Hot ‘N’ Throbbing, Signature Theatre; Fen and Ice Cream with Hot Fudge, Rum and Coke, Romeo and Juliet, New York Shakespeare Festival; Life During Wartime, Manhattan Theatre Club; Savannah Bay, Classic Stage Company. Waters’ work has been seen at theatres across the United Kingdom and the United States. Elsewhere in America, he has directed for American Conservatory Theater, the Goodman, Guthrie Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Yale Repertory Theatre. In his native England, Waters has staged work with the Bristol Old Vic, Hampstead Theatre Club, Joint Stock Theatre Group, National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and Traverse Theatre Club. He has a long history of working collaboratively with prominent playwrights like Wallace Shawn, Caryl Churchill, and Charles L. Mee; champions important new voices, such as Jordan Harrison, Sarah Ruhl, and Anne Washburn. Waters is an associate artist of The Civilians, a New York-based theatre group, and former head of the M.F.A. directing program at U.C. San Diego. His many honors include a Drama-Logue Award, an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, a KPBS Patte and several awards from critics’ circles in the Bay Area, Connecticut and Tokyo.