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A Modern Verse Translation of Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida

Playwright and Dramaturg

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    Lillian Groag works in the theatre as an actress, playwright and director. Her acting credits include Broadway, Off Broadway, Mark Taper Forum, and regional theatres throughout the country. She has directed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Mark Taper Forum’s Taper Too, New York City Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Center Stage, The People’s Light and Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory, Missouri Repertory, Seattle Repertory, Glimmerglass Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory, A.C.T. in San Francisco, The Juilliard School of Music, Florentine Opera, Kentucky Opera, Arizona Opera, the Sundance Institute Playwrights’ Lab, the Virginia Opera, Opera San Jose and the Company of Angels. Her plays The Ladies Of The Camellias, The White Rose (AT&T award for New American Plays), The Magic Fire (Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays), Menocchio and Midons have been produced variously by the Old Globe Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory, Denver Center, The Shaw Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Northlight Theatre, the WPA Theatre, Seattle Repertory, the Asolo Theatre, The Wilma Theatre, The People’s Light and Theatre Company, and The Shaw Festival. Abroad: Mexico City, Junges Theatre in Bonn, Landesbuhne Sachsen-Anhalt in Eisleben, Shauspielhaus in Wuppertal, Hessisches Landestheater in Marburg, Shauspielhaus in Stuttgart, Teatro Stabile di Bolzano, (National Tour) in Italy, and Tokyo. She has done translations and adaptations of Lorca, Feydeau, Musset, Marivaux and Molnàr, produced at the Guthrie, the Mark Taper Forum Taper II, and Missouri Rep (now Kansas City Rep). She is an Associate Artist of the Old Globe Theatre. The Ladies Of The Camellias, Blood Wedding, The White Rose and The Magic Fire have been published by Dramatists Play Service. Up coming: A Nervous Splendour, adaptation, from Frederic Morton’s book, Flypaper, new play. Master’s and PhD degrees from Northwestern University in Romance Languages and Literature, Theatre Thesis, and an Honorary PhD from Lake Forest College.

    Lillian Groag

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    James Magruder (Dramaturg, Troilus and Cressida) is a playwright, translator, and fiction writer. His adaptations of Gozzi, Moliére, Marivaux, Hofmannstahl, Lesage, Labiche, Giraudoux, Sidney, and Dickens have been performed on and off-Broadway, at regional theaters across the United States, and in Germany and Japan. He has published three books of fiction (Sugarless, Let Me See It, and Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall) and wrote, or co-wrote, the books to the Broadway musicals Triumph of Love and the inauthentic Broadway Head Over Heels. He lives in Baltimore and teaches theater at Swarthmore College and the Yale School of Drama.

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Production History

  • 2019

    Jun. 1 2019

    • Play On! Festival NYC

      Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Lillian Groag with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.

    • Produced by:

      Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival