Julie Taymor

Theater, Opera, and Film Director

Julie Taymor is a theater, opera, and film director who recently directed a critically acclaimed, sold-out production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which ran as the inaugural production at Theatre for a New Audience’s new home in Brooklyn. Midsummer has been captured on film to create a cinematic experience. Taymor’s feature films include Titus, Frida, and The Tempest. Broadway credits include Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Juan Darien, and The Green Bird. In 1998, she became the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for her production of The Lion King.

Videos/Audio of Julie Taymor

The creative mind is spectacularly diverse. What drives the creative process in folks whom we deem “creative”? See more
What is the theater that matters? In our digital age, how does the theater speak to our times? Can theater be a force... See more
Wrapping up the 2012 Festival, from women's heart health to resisting the urge to over acheive to storing wind energy... See more