Carey Perloff


Stratford Festival

PRIVATE LIVES

by Noel Coward

Directed by Carey Perloff

May October 2019

https://www.stratfordfestival.ca


San Francisco Playhouse

THE FIT

by Carey Perloff

June 5 June 29, 2019

https://www.sfplayhouse.org/sfph/sandbox-series


Williamstown Theater Festival

GHOSTS

by Henrik Ibsen

Starring Uma Thurman

July 31 – August 18, 2019

https://wtfestival.org


Arts Club Theatre Company

Vancouver

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

September 12 October 13, 2019

https://artsclub.com


Arena Stage

Washington D.C.

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

January 17 February 23, 2020

Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma

Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini

Directed by Carey Perloff

https://americantheatre.org/2019/03/05/arena-stage-announces-70th-season


Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma

Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini

Directed by Carey Perloff

February 2020

https://royalmtc.ca


Readings of

BASTIANO OR THE TRANSFIGURATION OF RAFFI

Roble Hall, Stanford University

February 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Theater of Yugen

2840 Mariposa St, San Francisco

February 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM


Bogliasco Foundation

Artist Residency

Project: BASTIANO OR THE TRANSFIGURATION

OF RAFFI

https://www.bfny.org

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma, based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini.

     Music written and performed by David Coulter. Photos by Kevin Berne.


Bastiano or The Transfiguration of Raffi

Selected as Finalist for the 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival

https://playwrightsfoundation.org/our-programs/bay-area-playwrights-festival/bapf/


San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award given to The Old Globe's A Thousand Splendid Suns for Outstanding Dramatic Production, Direction, Lighting and Scenic Design.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/san-diego/article/San-Diego-Theatre-Critics-Circle-2018-Craig-Noel-Awards-Announced-20190212


Critic Picks A Thousand Splendid Suns and Queens for The Best of San Diego Theater in 2018:


“This knockout co-production of A Thousand Splendid Suns at The Old Globe, the American Conservatory Theatre and Theatre Calgary, was as splendid as its poetic title, under the magnificent direction of Carey Perloff (who extended her San Diego stay to direct a superb production of Queens at the La Jolla Playhouse right after this one; see below). Splendid Suns beautiful imagistic set, lovely score (much of it played on the musical saw) and evocative lighting and sound added up to an extraordinary evening that underscored, even in the very worst of circumstances, the enduring hope for a better, freer life.”


Queens at the La Jolla Playhouse. Martyna Majok’s title refers to both the New York borough and, with tongue in cheek, the struggling, wary, tough-as-nails immigrant women (from a range of countries) who uneasily co-habit a subterranean apartment, flying under the radar of authorities, often unable to contact the families they agonizingly left behind to find a better life. The scenic and lighting design were inventive and imaginative. A terrific ensemble of six was exquisitely directed by Carey Perloff. After two dazzling productions in one year, she’ll be welcome back to San Diego any time.”

–– TIMES OF SAN DIEGO


The best theatre of 2018, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Old Globe Theatre:


“Discomfiting in its brutality yet breathless in its beauty, the stage adaptation (by Ursula Rani Sarma) of Khaled Hosseini’s 2007 novel could not have been more impactful. The two leads, Nadine Malouf and Denmo Ibrahim, delivered striking performances as two Afghan women trying to survive and striving for freedom in Kabul at its most repressive period (the years between 1979 and 2001). Directed by Carey Perloff, the play also featured original music by David Coulter, who contributed another layer of artistry to a remarkable production.”

–– SAN DIEGO CITY BEAT


“...A powerful production that had the audience sobbing.”

– CALGARY HERALD


“Epic splendor...dazzles with its opulence and humanity.”

— SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE


“Carey Perloff's direction as she leads these two women

through their journeys is stunning. she never forces a

moment or the pace but simply lets them unfold creating a raw and honest tone and lending a sense of realism to the actors who are stunning.”                                                    

–– BROADWAY WORLD


“Emotionally stirring! once the story is underway, it's hard

not to be swept along. theatergoers are rewarded not with a fairy tale ending but with a clarification of what redeems us as human beings.”                                               

— LOS ANGELES TIMES


“...'theatrical alchemy.' it's where all the right elements seem to magically come together in just the right ways to form pure theatrical gold. seattle rep currently has a bunch of alchemists...working with them with their joint production with the american conservatory theater and their presentation of 'a thousand splendid suns,' a riveting tale filled with so much tragic beauty, that you'll be left breathless.”

— BROADWAY WORLD


“Radiant and real...a stunning stage production. almost defies you not to be moved.”

— THE SAN DIEGO UNION

CAST of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma, based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini.

     Music written and performed by David Coulter. Photos by Kevin Berne.

CURRENT & UPCOMING WORK

Carey Perloff, Photo by Aric Crabb, Bay Area News Group