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Original tape date: November 17, 2003.
In 1992, Carey Perloff was given control of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, which was in debt, homeless due to a recent earthquake, and very conservative. Perloff went from running into a 200-seat theatre in New York City to rebuilding the larger ACT and attracting much attention for her non-traditional programs and multicultural casts. She discusses her opportunity in San Francisco to choose the plays she wants to stage, the importance of casting American actors instead of importing British actors for classical plays, continuing to work on set design, and learning how to direct from her actors.
Carey Perloff Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco
Linda Winer Critic, Newsday