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Joan Ackermann

Joan Ackermann is co-founder and Artistic Director of Mixed Company theatre in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, now in its twenty-third year. Her plays include Zara Spook and Other Lures, Stanton's Garage, The Batting Cage, Don't Ride the Clutch, Bed and Breakf...

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Joan Ackermann is co-founder and Artistic Director of Mixed Company theatre in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, now in its twenty-third year. Her plays include Zara Spook and Other Lures, Stanton's Garage, The Batting Cage, Don't Ride the Clutch, Bed and Breakfast, Rescuing Greenland, A Knight at the Theatre, My New York Hit, Back Story, Off the Map, Marcus is Walking, and Isabella: a Young Physician's Primer on the Perils of Love, a musical for which she wrote the music and lyrics. She adapted Off the Map into a screenplay directed by Campbell Scott and starring Joan Allen and Sam Elliot. Her plays have been produced at the Vineyard Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, Circle Rep, the George Street Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Shakespeare & Company, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Mark Taper Forum, and the Atlantic Theatre Company.

Plays by Joan Ackermann

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