Brian Kulick is a director, writer, educator, producer, and current Chair of the Graduate Theatre Program at Columbia University. From 2003-2017 he was the Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company where he directed Galileo with F. Murray Abraham, The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, and The Forest with Dianne Weist. He commissioned and co-directed poet Anne Carson's award-winning An Oresteia, collaborated with composer Duncan Sheik on productions of Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle, Man’s A Man, and Mother Courage,and produced CSC's much lauded Chekhov Cycle with Alan Cumming, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Joley Richardson, Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro and Dianne Weist. He 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 play. Prior to this, he was an Artistic Associate and then Associate Producer for the Public Theatre (1996-2001) where he directed Tony Kushner’s adaptation of The Dybbuk, as well as acclaimed productions of TwelfthNight, Winter’s Tale, and Timon of Athens at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. He is the author of The Secret Life of Theatre, Elements of Theatrical Expression, and How Greek Tragedy works, all published by Routledge Press.