Director of The New School for DramaProfile:
Pippin Parker began teaching at NSD in 2004 and was appointed Professor of Professional Practice in 2007. That year, he was nominated for a Distinguished University Teaching Award.
In the professional world, Pippin directed and served as dramaturge of the award-winning production of George Packer’s Betrayed at Culture Project (winner of the 2008 Lortel Award for Best Play), which was also presented at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in conjunction with Refugees, International. This past season, he directed the New York premiere of Knickerbocker by Jonathan Marc Sherman at the Public Theater. A founding member and former artistic director of Naked Angels Theater Company in New York City, Pippin helped conceive the company’s long-running reading series Tuesdays at 9 and its signature Issues Projects, in which the company collaborated with a range of advocacy organizations including Amnesty International and Project A.L.S.
Pippin is the author of plays including Anesthesia, Assisted Living, and numerous one-acts that have been produced in New York and Los Angeles and published by Playscripts, Inc. His radio play, A Gift, was broadcast on NPR’s The Next Big Thing. He was a staff writer for the animated series The Tick for Fox television and developed several projects for HBO. His episode for the children’s television show Pocoyo won the Cristal Award at the 2006 Annecy Animation Festival.
In the course of his career, Pippin has worked with a wide and distinguished group of theater artists, including Peter Sellars, Kenneth Lonergan, Lili Taylor, Jon Robin Baitz, Joe Mantello, Marisa Tomei and Brian MacDevitt.
Pippin serves on the board of directors of Naked Angels Theater Company and the Council of the Writers Guild of America, East.