Theater Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel to Speak Wednesday at Darien Men’s Association

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Theater Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel will reveal what it takes to create a Broadway show on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Darien Men’s Association.

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Moritz von Stuepnagel will speak Wednesday, March 14 at the Darien Men’s Association.

Along the way, Moritz will touch on how the feast or famine economics and the cut-throat politics of the industry work from the inside.


an announcement from the Darien Men’s Association


He originally hails from Darien and Greenwich.

Today, Moritz is an award-winning, internationally recognized theatre director based in New York City.

His recent Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s comic play “Present Laughter” garnered three Tony Award nominations.

Before arriving on Broadway, the play earned a Lortel Award and a nomination for a Joseph A. Callaway Stage Directors and Choreographers Award. He also directed “Hand of God” in London’s West End, receiving an Olivier nomination for Best New Comedy.

Other recent Off-Broadway productions include “Teenage Dick,” Public Theater; “Important Hats of the Twentieth Century,” Lincoln Center Theatre; “Bike America,” Ma-Yi Theater; “Love Song of the  Albanian Sous Chef,” Ensemble Studio Theater; “Trevor,” Lesser America; “Mel & El: Show & Tell,” Ars Nova; “The Roosevelt Cousins Thoroughly Sauced,” Ensemble Studio Theatre; “Spacebar,” Studio 42; and “My Base and Scurvy Heart,” Studio 42.

His work has been seen in other venues such as the Alliance Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Huntington Theatre and many others. As a sometimes producer, he is the former artistic director of Studio 43, New York’s producer of “introducible” plays.

If You’re Going …

The talk will start at 10:45 a.m. and is open to the public. DMA meetings are held at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road, Darien.

Guest  passes are available at the membership desk just outside the meeting room to all who wish to hear the talk.

DMA welcomes to membership men age 50 or older.

Editor’s note: That last name sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The DMA website notes that Bert von Stuelpnagel, a member of the Representative Town Meeting and Republican Town Committee, arranged to get Moritz von Stuelpnagel to speak.