Breuer, Lee

Breuer, Lee

Breuer, Lee,1937-2021, American theater director, b. Philadelphia, PA, as Esser Leopold Breuer. Theatrical director and cofounder of experimental theater troupe, the Mabou Mines, along with composer Philip Glass and director JoAnne Akalaitis, among others. He was most famous for his staging of The Gospel at Colonus, originally presented in Brooklyn in late 1983. Breuer and composer Bob Telson were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for the work in 1985, and which was produced on Broadway in 1988.

Bibliography

See L. Breuer et al., Animations: A Trilogy for Mabou Mines (1991); study by I. Fischer (2012)

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Breuer, Lee

(1937–  ) director, producer, playwright; born in Philadelphia. He was connected with avant-garde theater as cofounder of the Mabou Mines Theatre Group and as director of the LaMama Experimental Theatre Club.
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