DIRECTOR OF MARCUS, OR THE SECRET OF SWEET
AND ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF
IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD WOLINSKY
MARK RUCKER has directed Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet, The Rainmaker, and The Beard of Avon at the American Conservatory Theater and A.C.T.'s production of Luminescence Dating at Magic Theatre. He is an associate artist at South Coast Repertory, where he has directed more than 20 productions, including world premieres by Richard Greenberg, Christopher Shinn, Annie Weisman, and Culture Clash. Other regional theater credits include work at Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, The Old Globe, Ford's Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, The Acting Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Asolo Repertory Theatre. Rucker's feature film, Die, Mommie, Die! won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
American Conservatory Theater nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing dialogue with its audience and its community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Carey Perloff and Executive Director Heather Kitchen, A.C.T. embraces its responsibility to conserve, renew, and reinvent the rich theatrical traditions that are our collective legacy, while exploring new artistic forms and new communities. Commitment to the highest standards informs every aspect of A.C.T.'s creative work
Complete 31-minute interview
Mark Rucker discusses the creation and production of
Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet and the three Brother/Sister plays
of Tarell Alvin McCraney, about his career as a director and his work
as Associate Artistic Dirctor of ACT. The program was recorded on
Novvember 10, 2010 and aired two days later.
Pacifica Radio Berkeley California
Friday, November 12, 2010, 3 pm
Artistic Director of A.C.T.