Elizabeth Elias Huffman
Artistic Director, PICT Classic Theatre
Alumni of Directors West
Member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society
Member of SAG/AFTRA/ACTORS EQUITY
Member of MENATMA
Elizabeth Elias Huffman is the newly appointed Artistic Director of PICT Classic Theatre In Pittsburgh. She is an acclaimed international actor, an award winning director and playwright known for her visionary and diverse productions. She teaches Shakespeare and classical theatre worldwide and offers online classes and coaching for actors in film, television and theatre. Elizabeth is currently appearing in Steel Magnolias at The Pittsburgh Public Theatre until April 9. 2023
THE REVENGERS TRAGEDY
By Cyril Tournuer or Thomas Middleton
Pacific Resident Theatre, Los Angeles
The Los Angeles production marks the second time that Ms. Huffman directed this play with the only original cast member being Stuart W Howard who played Vindici in New York.
Often with the second time directing a play there are opportunities to make discoveries that might have been missed the first time, especially when working with another talented group of actors who bring new ideas to the table.
In this version at Pacific Resident Theatre many of the elements from the New York production remained but what changed was bringing the audience much closer to and sometimes right on the stage, allowing them to participate in the action, making it much more accessible, a little terrifying and very sexy. The use of the painted faces also created a sinister, circus like atmosphere that kept the audience in a suspenseful almost too close for comfort experience.
John Nino De Gennaro
Stuart W Howard
Deena Lynn Mullen
Robert Alan Blueth