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Lifetime Achievement in the Arts


Steven Woolf,
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Steven Woolf has been with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) for nearly 35 years, starting in 1982 as the managing director and becoming artistic director in 1986. Woolf has also done extensive work in New York, serving as the project producer on the original productions of "The Robber Bridegroom" and "The Red Blue-Grass Western Flyer Show" and was co-producer of Tom Griffinís "Workers". Off-Off-Broadway, Woolf directed "Impulse and Chicken Soup" and worked on The Acting Companyís Broadway Season at the Billy Rose Theatre. In 2011, Woolf received the "Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Direction" for his work on The Repís production of "Red," and his production of "Awake and Sing!" at The New Jewish Theatre tied with "Red" for the "Kevin Kline Award for Best Production of a Play." In addition to his work with The Rep, Woolf has served as a panelist and an on-site evaluator for the theatre program for the National Endowment for the Arts and served on the advisory panel for the Regional Arts Commission and the ad hoc committees for program assistance and touring for the Missouri Arts Council. He served on the executive committee and the national negotiating committee for the League of Resident Theatres, as well as on the board of Missouri Citizens for the Arts, and he is a trustee of the IATSE Local #6 health fund. He has been on the faculty of the Drama Division of the Juilliard School under John Houseman and is adjunct faculty at Webster University, where he was one of the first to receive the Universityís Declaration of Merit. Woolf has also served on the board of the Kevin Kline Awards.
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