On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Dasha Epstein is the recipient of two Tony Awards for Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Children of a Lesser God. She has also received two Drama Desk Awards and the Drama Critics Circle and Outer Critics Award for Master Harold and the Boys. Romance/Romance gave her another Tony and Outer Critics Circle nomination. After graduating from Barnard, where she had been seduced into theater by her professor Howard Teichmann, she was introduced to Lillian Hellman, where she worked as an assistant before getting married and having two children. After taking time out to raise a family, she returned to the theater as co-producer with Morton Gottlieb on Same Time, Next Year. Ms. Epstein produced Orphans with the Steppenwolf Co. and then produced it in London starring Albert Finney. Added to her credits are Something’s Afoot, Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight and Last Licks, all produced with Emanuel Azenberg and the Shubert Organization. Ms. Epstein is on the Drama Board at Duke University, is on the Advisory Committee of CUNY-TV, and the National Board of Advisors of the Actors Fund. Her last production was a musical called Four Guys Named Jose which received the Hola (Hispanic-Latin “Tony Award”) and was heralded by The New York Times as the first crossover musical. She has served for many years on the administration committee of The League of American Theatres and Producers. She is currently moderating a seminar at Columbia University for graduate playwrights and playwriting students from Barnard. Also, she is working on a the New Play Voices festival at Columbia University.