DAY 88: Actress/Director Judith Ivey
This lady - even the beautiful flowers she holds in her video pale in comparison to our yellow rose from Texas (we had to!). This TWO TIME TONY award winner (STEAMING and HURLYBURLY), stopped by the green room last week to wish us a happy birthday, a place she's quite comfortable in, having worked on the boards here in THE AMERICAN DREAM, WOMEN ON FIRE and LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS (Drama Desk nomination, hello!)... and listen, we'd be here all day if we tried to highlight her illustrious career and everyone has different favorites (THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE? DESIGNING WOMEN? THE HEIRESS perhaps?)... and she has a long list of impressive directing credits as well, including our own FUGUE back in 2007. Not to mention her participation on our Advisory Board, which currently includes planning our 90th Birthday Bash set for the fall... suffice it to say, we have a great deal of love for the most lovely Judy. And apparently she's got a lot of love right back for our little playhouse. Watch her wax poetic (or rather, limerick-etic?) in celebration of our 90th year. And don't miss the end (either of them)!
90 artists.90 days.90 years.