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Michael Bloom is the eighth artistic director of Cleveland Play House. Recently for CPH’s New Ground Theatre Festival, he directed Every Good Boy Deserves Favor with The Cleveland Orchestra. For CPH he has adapted Emma (published by Samuel French), and directed Ten Chimneys, Lost in Yonkers, Heaven’s My Destination, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Lincolnesque, Rabbit Hole, Well, and Private Lives. He has directed at many of the country’s other major theatres including American Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Old Globe Theatre, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre Company, and Long Wharf Theatre. His productions have also been seen throughout Japan. His off-Broadway production of Sight Unseen garnered three Obie Awards, and he received a Drama Desk nomination for direction. Other productions include the American premiere of A Young Lady from Rwanda; Gross Indecency, Elliott Norton Award for Best Directing, 1998; and the world premieres of Dinner with Friends at Actors Theatre of Louisville and Tennessee Williams’ Spring Storm. His articles have appeared in American Theatre Magazine and The New York Times, and his book Thinking Like a Director was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2001.
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Kevin Moore is entering his sixth season at Cleveland Play House. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Corporate Theatre Fund and the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, as well as the Membership Committee of the Commission on Economic Inclusion. From 1998 to 2007, Moore was managing director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington D.C., where he helped lead that company in the funding and construction of an award-winning new theatre facility. Previous positions include director of marketing at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California. He is a former president of both the National New Play Network and the League of Washington Theatres. Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Moorhead (Minnesota) State University and a master’s in Arts Administration from Indiana University. He is a member of Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009.
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Laura Kepley joined Cleveland Play House in 2010 and comes to Cleveland from Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island. Previously, she served as a resident director and artistic associate for four seasons and interim head of the Master of Fine Arts Graduate Program in directing at Brown University/Trinity Rep for one. Kepley has directed the world premieres of over 20 plays including Breadcrumbs (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), shop talk (Drama League's DIRECTORFEST), Elephant's Graveyard (The University of Texas Austin, The K of D (Kennedy Center and UCF/ Orlando Shakespeare Festival), and Falling Up (Perishable Theatre) She has worked with playwrights on the development of their work at The Public Theater (NY), The Playwright's Center (MN), PlayPenn (PA), Naked Angels (NY), PlayhouseSquare's Launch Program (OH) and WordBRIDGE Playwrights'Lab (SC). A native Ohioan, Kepley received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her Masters in Fine Arts from Brown University/Trinity Rep. She is a Drama League Fellow and a recipient of the 2009-2011 National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors.