Mark Wing-Davey

British director, actor and teacher Mark Wing-Davey (The Provok'd Wife) first came to prominence in the US with his internationally award-winning production of Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, produced at Central School, Royal Court Theatre, London; National Theatre of Bucharest; New York Theatre Workshop (1992 Village Voice OBIE Award as Outstanding Director of the year); Manhattan Theatre Club; Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Pittsburgh Public Theatre. Recent credits include The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Carson Kreitzer (world premiere production of the Rosenthal Prize-winning play, Cincinnati-Playhouse-in the-Park); Henry V (starring Liev Schreiber), New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre; King Lear, PlayMakers Rep in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Small Tragedy by Craig Lucas (world premiere), Playwrights Horizons - Obies for Best New Play and Best Ensemble, Shaftesbury Theatre, London; and the world premiere of Dirty Dancing, Theatre Royal, Sydney. Other US and UK credits: Owners by Caryl Churchill (New York Theatre Workshop); The Lights by Howard Korder (Lincoln Center Theatre Company - seven Drama Desk nominations including Best Director); Angels in America by Tony Kushner (American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco - Bay Area Critics Circle Award as Best Director); Oleanna by David Mamet (Seattle Repertory Theatre); King Lear (NYU); The Castle by Howard Barker (NYU); The Visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Mongrel's Heart by Mikhail Bulgakov (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); Star Gazey Pie and Sauerkraut by James Stock (Royal Court Theatre, London); Silence, Cunning, Exile by Stuart Greenman (New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre); The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar (Berkeley Repertory Theatre - Bay Area Critics Circle nomination, Best Director); Troilus and Cressida (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre); the world premiere of Greensboro by Emily Mann (McCarter Theatre Company); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nottingham Playhouse in England); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill (Royal National Theatre in London, toured the UK under the Royal National Theatre's auspices); The Skriker of Caryl Churchill (US Premiere, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre - nominated for six 1997 Drama Desk Awards including Best Director); Fire Eater by Brighde Mullins (world premiere, Actors Center of London); Life of Galileo by Brecht (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); 36 Views by Naomi Izuka (Sundance Institute Theatre Program, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre - 2002 Lucille Lortel Award nomination); Passions by Sarah Ruhl (UK premiere, Actors Center of London); four-week workshop of House Arrest by Anna Deavere Smith (Mark Taper Forum). Mr. Wing-Davey is also known for his role of Zaphod Beeblebrox in Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (BBC radio and television); he also appeared as Edna's accountant in Absolutely Fabulous and with Steve Buscemi in the film The Grey Zone.