Helen Clanton Morrin Lecture: "A Conversation with Oskar Eustis"


Oskar Eustis outside the Public Theater. Credit Sara Krulwich-The New York TimesOskar Eustis, the Artistic Director of the Public Theatre, will deliver the Helen Clanton Morrin Lecture in Performing Arts this spring. Eustis has a long and esteemed career as a director, dramaturg, and producer of new plays and musicals. He commissioned and directed the world premiere of Tony Kushner's Angels in America at the Mark Taper Forum in 1992. While serving as Artistic Director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, he developed and directed the world premiere of The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel. And in just the last several years  at The Public, he has produced Sweat, Fun Home, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and--of course--the world premiere of Hamilton.

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Click here to listen to OnTap the Theatre and Performance Studies podcast in which Sarah Bay-Cheng talks to Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, about the state of non-profit theatres, market thinking in theatre and academia, and what stories should be the next to be told on American stages.


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Helen Clanton Morrin, was a former writer, editor, public relations director and community service volunteer in St. Louis. From 1969 to 1988, Mrs. Morrin was executive director of the World Affairs Council in St. Louis. In that capacity, she was responsible for planning and directing programs, volunteer recruitment, membership, and travel. From 1934 to 1941, she was a feature writer and editor to the Globe-Democrat. After that, she was public information director for the Post-Dispatch. Some of her high-profile interviews included Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Davis, Helen Hayes, Gen. James Doolittle, and the Dalai Lama. She also did public relations work with Fleishman-Hillard Inc., St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and several others. She was a past president of the Junior League of St. Louis and served on numerous boards including Mary Institute, John Burroughs School, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and the St. Louis Nanjing Sister committee.