Charles Towers (Artistic Director) MRT’s Artistic Director since 2001, he previously served as Artistic Director of Virginia Stage Company (Norfolk) and Portland Stage Company (Maine) and has been a guest director at theatres across the country. London: Nixon’s Nixon (Russell Lees) West End premiere. New York: Secret Order (Bob Clyman) off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. World Premieres: Beat Generation (Jack Kerouac, staged reading), The Exceptionals (Bob Clyman), The Last Days of Mickey & Jean (Richard Dresser), Real Hush Hush (John Corwin), The Art of Sacrifice (Anthony Clarvoe), and Fallen (Craig Warner) all at MRT; Vernon Early (Horton Foote) at Alabama Shakespeare Festival; The Dead-Eye Boy (Angus MacLachlan) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. American Premieres: My Mother Said I Never Should (Charlotte Keatley), Huntington Theatre Company; The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B and Fairy Tales of New York (both by J. P. Donleavy), Virginia Stage Company. Regional: Notable productions at MRT include Ghost-Writer, Four Places, The Last Days of Mickey & Jean, The Seafarer, A View of the Harbor, Skylight, A Delicate Balance, The Pursuit of Happiness, Secret Order, Dinah Was, Augusta, The Homecoming, The Price, Rounding Third, Boston Marriage, The Drawer Boy, Gun-Shy and Three Days of Rain. Other regional work includes productions of Beckett, Pinter, Mamet, Williams, and Shakespeare at such theatres as The Old Globe, Alley Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Huntington Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Opera: Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw at Virginia Opera Company. Other: Mr. Towers has served on the Board of Directors of Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the National Endowment for the Arts’ Theatre Advisory Panel. He lives in Lowell with his 13-year old son.