Les Waters

Obie Award-winner Les Waters is the Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville where he has directed Charles Mee’s "The Glory of the World," Lucas Hnath’s "The Christians," Thornton Wilder’s "Our Town," Will Eno’s "Gnit," Todd Almond’s "Girlfriend," Eugene O’Neill’s "Long Day's Journey into Night," Naomi Iizuka’s "At the Vanishing Point" and Charles Mee’s "Big Love" (2001 Obie). Waters' other credits include the world premieres of Anne Washburn’s "10 of out 12" at Soho Rep and "Dear Elizabeth" by Sarah Ruhl at Yale Repertory Theatre, as well as countless productions in New York at the Public Theater, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Connelly Theater, Clubbed Thumb, BAM Next Wave Festival, and regionally at theaters such as the Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and American Repertory Theater. From 2003 to 2011, he served as Associate Artistic Director at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and in 2009, he made his Broadway debut with "In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play." Les’s productions have ranked among the year’s best in the New Yorker, the New York Times, TimeOut New York, Time Magazine and USA Today. He led the MFA directing program at University of California at San Diego from 1995 to 2003.

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With “10 out of 12,” Anne Washburn and Les Waters Take You Inside Tech Week

“The whole thing about a tech is that the designers are all trapped at tables... So, in a way, the degree to which an audience member is trapped in a seat is very much the way the designers are trapped at their stations."