Director, Molly Sweeney
Ken’s career features a long association with Irish playwrights. He has directed Beckett’s Waiting for Godot twice, played the role of Brendan Behan in The Irish Rascal as well as major roles in Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple, The Doctors’ Dilemma and St. Joan in Milwaukee, and directed the latter in Los Angeles. He has staged O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, appeared in Hugh Leonard’s Da and Thomas Murphy’s The Gigli Concert, and directed Shaw’s Widowers’ Houses and The Philanderer here at APT. This is Ken’s sixth “collaboration” with Mr. Friel which includes roles in Lovers: Winners and Losers, The Freedom of the City, staging The Faith Healer, and the American Premiere of Translations for the Cleveland Play House, and directing Mr. Friel’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. He is delighted to add the extraordinary story of Molly Sweeney to that list.
Member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, an Independent Labor Union