Oskar Eustis has served as the artistic director of The Public Theater in New York City since 2005. He came to The Public from Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, where he served as artistic director from 1994 to 2005. He served as associate artistic director at Los Angeles’s Mark Taper Forum from 1989-1994; and prior to that he was with the Eureka Theatre Company in San Francisco, serving as resident director and dramaturg from 1981-1986 and artistic director from 1986-1989. Eustis is currently a professor of dramatic writing and arts and public policy at New York University.
Throughout his career, Eustis has been dedicated to the development of new plays as a director, dramaturg and producer. At The Public, he directed the New York premieres of Rinne Groff’s Compulsion and The Ruby Sunrise; and Larry Wright’s The Human Scale. At Trinity Rep, he directed the world premiere of Paula Vogel’s The Long Christmas Ride Home and Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul, both recipients of the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production. While at the Eureka Theatre, he commissioned Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, and directed its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum.
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