Steven Maler

Steve Maler (Directing, American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, Class of 1993) serves as the vice president of artistic programming at Wang Center and artistic director of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), which presents free productions of Shakespeare on the Boston Common. His CSC production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream won the Elliot Norton Award for "Outstanding Director—Small Resident Theatre Company." His production of Suburbia for the SpeakEasy Stage Company won "Best Production—Fringe Theatre Company." Other productions include Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, and The Tempest for CSC; Turn of the Screw for New Repertory Theatre; Santaland Diaries and Porcelain for the SpeakEasy; Top Girls and Weldon Rising for Coyote Theatre; and The L.A. Plays by Han Ong for the American Repertory Theater, where he was the artistic associate for new plays. He is a graduate of the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University; he directed Woyzeck, Pericles, The Duchess of Malfi, and Ghosts. He was the associate director of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V at the A.R.T., and Titus Andronicus and Hamlet in Tokyo. His first feature film, The Autumn Heart, starring Tyne Daly and Ally Sheedy, was in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and won the "Audience Choice" award at the Nantucket Film Festival. It was released in September 2000. He will next direct the American premiere of the operatic treatment of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at the Boston Center for the Arts and The Taming of the Shrew on the Boston Common this summer for CSC.