CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY OFF-BROADWAY HONORS TICHLER AT GALA
Rosemarie Tichler was the Artistic Producer of Off-Broadway's The New York Shakespeare Festival/The Public Theater from 1991 to September 2001 where she worked on over 40 productions including The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, Simpatico by Sam Shepard, Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks, George Wolfe’s production of The Tempest at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan by Arthur Miller and Mike Nichols’ production of Chekhov’s The Seagull with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Christopher Walken et al. in the summer of 2001.
Prior to 1991, Ms. Tichler was Head of Casting (1975-1991) at the Public for Joseph Papp where she cast over 150 plays, including such landmark productions as Andrei Serban’s The Cherry Orchard, Richard Foreman’s Threepenny Opera, Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls...,Wilford Leach’s Pirates of Penzance, David Hare’s Plenty, Mike Nichols’ Streamers by David Rabe, The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer, Aunt Dan and Lemon by Wallace Shawn and The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe.
Ms. Tichler founded The Shakespeare Lab, now in its 15th year: an intensive program for actors in Shakespeare performance. Prior to working at The Public, she was Associate Director for Artistic Services at Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the country’s not for profit theaters from 1972-74 and its Casting Director before that from 1969-71.