Bart DeLorenzo is the founding artistic director of the Evidence Room theater in Los Angeles where he has directed many local and world premieres.
His recent work with the company includes Marivaux's The False Servant, Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play, Sharr White's Annapurna (revived Off-Broadway with The New Group), Chekhov's Ivanov, Len Jenkin's Margo Veil, and Adam Bock's The Receptionist, all produced with the Odyssey Theater.
Recent freelance LA productions include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and the premieres of Sandra Tsing Loh's Sugar Plum Fairy, Kimber Lee's tokyo fish story, Carla Ching’s Fast Company, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Doctor Cerberus, and Donald Margulies’s Shipwrecked! An Entertainment at South Coast Repertory; Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss and the world premieres of Steven Drukman’s Death of the Author, Donald Margulies’s Coney Island Christmas and Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress at the Geffen Playhouse; Joe Orton's Loot, Taylor Mac's Hir, Guillermo Calderón's Kiss, and David Greenspan's Go Back to Where You Are at the Odyssey; Nicky Silver's Too Much Sun with Indie Chi Productions, and the premieres of Jacqueline Wright's Driving Wilde, Alessandro Camon's Time Alone with Belle Reve Theatre Company at LATC, Jonathan Caren's Need to Know at Rogue Machine, Justin Tanner’s Day Drinkers at the Odyssey and his constantly revived Voice Lessons which originated at the Zephyr, and recently played at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
Other recent directing includes the premiere of Carla Ching's Nomad Motel at Pittsbugh's City Theater, Wendy MacLeod's Women in Jeopardy! at the Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara, the national tour of Annabelle Gurwitch's I See You Made an Effort (which started at LA's Skylight Theater), Charlayne Woodard's The Night Watcher at Washington’s Studio Theatre, Karen Zacarias's Legacy of Light and Mark Brown's Around the World in 80 Days at the Cleveland Play House, Shakespeare's Cymbeline at A Noise Within, King Lear with LA’s Antaeus Company, Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man’s Cell Phone at South Coast Rep, Michael Sargent's The Projectionist at the Kirk Douglas Theatre CTG, and Caryl Churchill's A Number at the Odyssey.
He is a graduate of Yale University and the American Repertory Theater’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard. He is on the faculty at CalArts.
For his work, he has received four LA Drama Critics Circle Awards (including the Milton Katselas Award for career achievement), six LA Weekly awards, three Backstage Garlands, and the Alan Schneider Director Award.
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