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Mara Isaacs



Phone: 661.253.7853

Room: E123-O

Mara Isaacs is a creative producer and founder of Octopus Theatricals, a theatrical producing and consulting company dedicated to fostering an expansive range of compelling theatrical works for local, national and international audiences. She has produced over one hundred productions that have been seen on Broadway (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Translations, Anna in the Tropics, Electra), off-Broadway (The Brother/Sister Plays, Miss Witherspoon, Crowns, The Laramie Project), at theaters around the country (Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep and others) and internationally (South Africa’s Market Theatre). She served as Producing Director at McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ from 1995-2013 and she produced new play development programs and productions for the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles from 1990-1995.  Current projects include Hadestown by Anais Mitchell; Sleeping Beauty Wakes by Rachel Sheinkin, Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda; Memory Rings by Phantom Limb Company; and Songs of Lear by Song of the Goat Theatre (Wroclaw, Poland); and the Fiasco Theater Production of Into The Woods (national tour 2016-2017). Consulting clients include The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Tectonic Theatre Project, The Civilians, Theater for One and The Wilma Theatre (Philadelphia). www.octopustheatricals.com

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