Recipient of the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival Lloyd Richards Director Award
* Recipient of the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival Lloyd Richards Director Award *
A theatre director, actor, and educator, TIMOTHY DOUGLAS is a recipient of the Lloyd Richards Director Award from the National Black Theatre Festival, and currently serves as an Associate Artist and on the Board of Trustees with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park where he has staged the world premiere of Keith Josef Adkins’ SAFE HOUSE, JITNEY, TWO TRAINS RUNNING, BUZZER, CLYBOURNE PARK, The NORTH POOL, The LAST FIREFLY, a mixed-race MOTHERS & SONS, and his African-American take on Horton Foote’s The TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL.
His Signature Theatre production of The COLOR PURPLE was honored with the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical. Recent directing credits include Terence Blanchard's CHAMPION for Boston Lyric Opera, the world & virtual premiere of Adrienne Kennedy's ETTA & ELLA ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE for McCarter & Round House Theaters (Dramaleague Award nomination), the American premiere of Tristan Bernays' adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN for off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company, the China tour of Ayad Akhtar’s DISGRACED for Ping Pong Productions, which also enjoyed a run at The Great Theatre Of China (Shanghai), Ione Lloyd’s EVE’S SONG for the Sundance Theatre Institute/Lab in Morocco, the premiere stage adaptation of Jason Reynolds' LONG WAY DOWN for the Kennedy Center, and productions of The COLOR PURPLE for Denver Center Theatre Company and Portland Center Stage, SEVEN GUITARS for Yale Repertory Theater, NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN, DISGRACED and KING HEDLEY II for Arena Stage, GEM OF THE OCEAN, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Parts 1, 2 & 3 for Roundhouse Theatre, RICHARD II for Shakespeare & Company, and off-Broadway with YELLOWMAN for the Billie Holiday Theatre, and BRONTË for the Alloy Theatre Company.
Timothy counts among his many national and international credits the world premieres of August Wilson’s RADIO GOLF for Yale Rep and Rajiv Joseph’s The LAKE EFFECT for Chicago’s Silk Road Rising (2013 Jeff Award for Best New Work), the NPN rolling world premiere of DONTRELL WHO KISSED THE SEA (6 Helen Hayes Award nominations) for Theater Alliance, as well as his critically acclaimed Caribbean-inspired MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, the premiere of a new translation/adaptation of Ibsen’s ROSMERSHOLM off-Broadway for Oslo Elsewhere, and MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA and Marivaux’s CHANGES OF HEART for Remy Bumppo Theatre Company where he served for a time as Artistic Director.
He was the Associate Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville for three seasons where he directed numerous projects including three Humana Festival premieres, the 25th-anniversary production of CRIMES OF THE HEART, and introduced audiences there to August Wilson with productions of The PIANO LESSON, JITNEY and FENCES. In addition, he served as a director-in-residence in new play development at the Mark Taper Forum/Center Theatre Group under a Mellon Foundation fellowship. During his time as an NEA/TCG directing fellow, he served as Resident Director at New Dramatists and Assistant Stage Director on Handel’s RODELINDA for Virginia Opera.
The list of theaters Timothy has made productions for include American Conservatory Theater GOOD BREEDING; Arden Theatre Company FENCES; Berkeley Rep VALLEY SONG; Berkshire Theatre Festival ASSASSINS, INSURRECTION, BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY; Cleveland Playhouse The TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL; Downstage (New Zealand) MULES; Folger Shakespeare Theatre MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, RICHARD III; Guthrie Theater IN THE BLOOD; Juilliard School The MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, PERICLES, SEVEN GUITARS; Magic Theatre COWBOYS #2; Marin Theatre Company TOPDOG/UNDERDOG; Milwaukee Rep (Associate Artist 2011 - 2016) GEM OF THE OCEAN, the world premiere of The NIGHT IS A CHILD, TROUBLE IN MIND, RADIO GOLF; Pittsburgh Public Theatre The CRUCIBLE; Pioneer Theatre Company CLYBOURNE PARK, FENCES; Pittsburgh Irish & Classical (Associate Artist 2001 – 2005) The CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, PORTIA COUGHLAN; Playmakers Rep PRIDE AND PREJUDICE; Portland Center Stage HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, A FEMININE ENDING, ANNA IN THE TROPICS; Round House Theatre TWO TRAINS RUNNING, A LESSON BEFORE DYING, PERMANENT COLLECTION; Shakespeare & Company BLUE ORANGE; Shakespeare Theatre Company/ACA MEASURE FOR MEASURE; Signature Theatre Company SPUNK; South Coast Rep the west coast premiere of A FEMININE ENDING; Steppenwolf Theatre Company ETIQUETTE OF VIGILANCE; Toi Whakaari (New Zealand) INSURRECTION, THREE SISTERS; Utah Shakespeare Festival LOVES LABOURS LOST; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company the world premiere of The LAST ORBIT OF BILLY MARS, and others, as well as workshops for ASK Theatre Projects, Denver Center Theatre Company, National Theatret of Norway, New York Theatre Workshop, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Phillips Collection, The New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre, Red Bull and Roundabout Theatre Company.
Timothy has served as a site visitor/panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, The Dramaleague, The Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, The Joyce Foundation, and is also a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.
As a Linklater-designated voice instructor, he served on the faculties of Emerson College, American Conservatory Theater, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Shakespeare & Company, National Theatre Conservatory, University of Southern California, the Theatre School at DePaul University, Birmingham School of Acting (UK), and New Zealand Drama School.
As an actor, he has appeared regionally, off-Broadway and on television, and is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College and Yale School of Drama.