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Jeanie
Hackett

Jeanie Hackett recently directed Love, Noel at The Wallis Annenberg Center with John Glover, Judy Kuhn, Sharon Lawrence and Harry Groener. As the former artistic director of The Classical Theatre Lab and Antaeus, she directed readings, workshops and productions of classical plays and “new” classics, including the world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Balzac’s Cousin Bette, which garnered numerous L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Ovation nominations and awards. Also at Antaeus: Chekhov X 4 and Noel Coward’s Tonight at Eight-Thirty. For L.A. Theatre Works: Kindertransport (with Jane Kaczmarek) and The Constant Wife (with Kate Burton). Williamstown Theatre Festival: Cousin Bette with Jessica Hecht and John Rubinstein. As an actor on Broadway: Belle in Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness at Roundabout Theatre Company and Stella in Streetcar Named Desire at Circle in the Square. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival (seven seasons). L.A. theater: Center Theatre Group, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, The Fountain Theatre, Blank and 24th Street theaters. Jeanie is the author of two books for actors: The Actor’s Chekhov and Toward Mastery, based on the work of director Nikos Psacharopoulos. In “The Workroom,” Jeanie’s virtual space for all things acting + creative process + theater art, she teaches acting, blogs about art and entrepreneurship, and produces salons and field trips to gather and connect the #LAthtr tribe. She is married to Geffen Playhouse’s Artistic Coordinator, Young Ji.