SUN. JUNE 5 | Peace Cafe
Following the 4:00PM performance, join us for Peace Cafe titled "Urban Greening" with When January Feels Like Summer Director Serge Seiden and the Capital City & Food Justice Youth Summit Leaders. The Peace Cafe is hosted by Mosaic Theater Artistic Director Ari Roth and Founding Board Member Mimi Conway.
For 25 years, Serge Seiden has worked with Studio Theatre, where he advanced from positions as stage manager and literary manager to the role of producing director. At Studio, he has directed 35 productions including My Children! My Africa!, In the Red and Brown Water, Souvenir, Old Wicked Songs (earning seven Helen Hayes nominations), Superior Donuts, The Golden Dragon, Grey Gardens and The Motherfucker With the Hat. Seiden also worked closely with Studio’s artistic director on season selection. Last year’s production of Bad Jews, under Seiden’s direction, ran 15 weeks, broke Studio box office records and received four Helen Hayes Award nominations, including Outstanding Director. In 2013 Seiden garnered a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director, Resident Musical for his production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Metrostage. Most recently he has directed two Helen Hayes Award-winning productions for young people at Adventure Theatre-MTC, Freud’s Last Session at Theater J, and Awake and Sing! at Olney Theatre Center. He is currently directing A Tale of Two Cities at Synetic Theatre. As Studio Theatre’s director of production, Seiden was a key player in the purchase and renovation of the theater’s 1333 P Street property and the construction of the Milton Theatre, the subsequent expansion that created the Metheny Theatre and Stage Four spaces, and the purchase and renovation of housing for visiting artists and apprentices. As producing director, Seiden was responsible for Studio Theatre’s 12-member production team and annual artistic/producing budgets of $1 million. Seiden has been a faculty member at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory for 20 years, where he continues to teach courses in realism, Shakespeare and auditioning.