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  • Profile:

    Kitt Lavoie is a director, playwright, and filmmaker. He is the only playwright ever to have their work performed on all seven continents during their lifetime. Plays and musical books include Sabbatical (Lincoln Center), Kiki Baby (Theater for the American Musical Prize), The Median Line (Herbert J. Robinson Award for Dramatic Writing), realer than that (winner, Samuel French New Play Festival), And it came to pass in those days… (Collective Press), Good Enough (Vintage Press), and Bank & Trust (Vintage Press).

    He wrote and produced the feature-length documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, about the cast the legendarily short-lived original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along (New York Times' 10 Best Films of 2016, Newsweek's Favorite Documentaries of 2016, Slate's Best Films of 2016, The Wrap's Best Films of 2016, Esquire’s 20 Best Documentaries of All Time). 

    Also a director, Kitt has staged more than 125 shows in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Kitt works frequently as a member of the directing team for the filming live theatrical events, including the Emmy-winning Sweeney Todd (starring Emma Thompson) and Sondheim! The Birthday Concert, as well as HBO’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (starring Audra McDonald in the role that won her a record sixth Tony award).

    Kitt is Artistic Director of The CRY HAVOC Company (www.cryhavoccompany.org), a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to new play development and artist training, and is Executive Producer at Allright Productions (www.allrightproductions.com), a commercial film, theater, and television production company he co-founded with Lonny Price and Matt Cowart.

    He is Førstestillingslektor Skuespillerfag (Associate Professor of Theater) at NKSI Høyskole (The Norwegian Actors College) and has guest lectured in acting, directing, playwriting, and career development at universities around the United States. Kitt is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the Dramatists Guild, and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. www.kittlavoie.com

    Degrees Held:

    Master of Fine Arts in Directing, Actors Studio Drama School at New School University

    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Fordham University

    Professional Affiliations:

    Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers

    The Dramatists Guild

    Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas

    Artistic Director, The CRY HAVOC Company

    Førstestillingslektor (Associate Professor) of Acting and Directing, NSKI Høyskole (Norwegian Actors College), Oslo, Norway

    Recent Publications:

    Good Enough (Vintage Press, 2015)

    And it came to pass in those days… (Collective Press, 2015)

    Bank & Trust (Vintage Press, 2014)

    realer than that (Samuel French, Inc., 2012)

    Awards And Honors:

    Good Enough (Vintage Press, 2015) And it came to pass in those days… (Collective Press, 2015) Bank & Trust (Vintage Press, 2014) realer than that (Samuel French, Inc., 2012)

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Good Enough (Vintage Press, 2015) And it came to pass in those days… (Collective Press, 2015) Bank & Trust (Vintage Press, 2014) realer than that (Samuel French, Inc., 2012)
     
     
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