Brian Kulick is in his tenth year as the Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company. Recent productions that he has directed include: Brecht's Galileo with F. Murray Abraham, Shakespeare's The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, Ostrovsky's The Forest with Dianne Wiest, and Shakespeare's Hamlet and Richard III with Michael Cumpsty. He commissioned and co-directed poet Anne Carson's award winning trilogy An Oresteia. He produced CSC's critically acclaimed Chekov Cycle (The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard) with a constellation of artists that included: Alan Cumming, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Jolie Richardson, Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro and Dianne Weist). He has also made CSC the home for playwright David Ives whose Venus In Fur transferred to Broadway and was nominated for a Tony award for best production of 2011/12. Most recently he produced the revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion.
From 1996-2001 Mr. Kulick was an Artistic Associate and than Associate Producer at The Public Theater where he directed Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale and Timon of Athens at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and also A Dybbyk, Pericles and Kit Marlowe at The Public's downtown home. He has directed the premieres of works by Nilo Cruz, Tony Kushner and Charles Mee. His work has also been seen at New York Theater Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Mark Taper Forum, Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Magic Theater, ACT (Seattle) and McCarter Theatre. He is currently on the faculty of Columbia's Graduate Theatre Program where he teaches directing with Anne Bogart.
2015 Where Big Stars and Space Heaters Mix / Classic Stage is hardly unique among theater companies in realizing that famous names sell tickets, but the number of well-known actors making the trip to this 199-seat space on East 13th Street is noteworthy.
2013 A Little Groucho Marx, a Little King Solomon / “Terrible is the temptation to do good!” That observation lands with a satisfying sting in the new production of “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” by Bertolt Brecht, that opened on Thursday at the Classic Stage Company.
2012 Heaven In His Sights / Classic Stage Company, long one of New York's most impressive Off-Broadway troupes, has been hitting the bull's-eye with rousing consistency this season.
2012 A Man of Science, a Man of Silence / As portrayed by the authoritative F. Murray Abraham in the Classic Stage Company’s revival of Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo” that opened on Thursday night.
2009 Age of Iron / To see real artistic enthusiasm without pretentious affectations is refreshingly welcome in the performing arts. Brian Kulick displays passion.
2009 The Forest / Hats off, therefore, to Classic Stage Company’s production of “The Forest,” one of Ostrovsky’s better-known comedies, performed by a talented cast led by Dianne Wiest, who plays the miserly mistress.
2008 Music in Shakespeare’s Island Chaos / The music making in “The Tempest” is mostly left to Ariel, the sprite of fire and air, but Prospero himself is as much a musician as a magician.