Steven Maler

Director.  Mr. Maler is the Founding Artistic Director of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), which presents free productions of Shakespeare on the Boston Common.  His 2011 production of All’s Well That Ends Well won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production- Large Theatre. His CSC production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director – Small Resident Theatre Company.  His production of Suburbia for the SpeakEasy Stage Company won Best Production – Fringe Theatre Company.  Other productions include Coriolanus, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, and The Tempest for CSC; Without You, written by and starring Anthony Rapp for City Theatre in Pittsburgh; Turn of the Screw for New Repertory Theatre; Santaland Diaries and Porcelain for the SpeakEasy Stage Company; Top Girls and Weldon Rising for Coyote Theatre; and The L.A. Plays by Han Ong for the American Repertory Theatre, where he was the Artistic Associate for New Plays.  He directed the American premiere of Peter Eötvös’ operatic treatment of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, and the New England premiere of Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face, both for Opera Boston.  Maler is a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, where he directed Woyzeck, Pericles, The Duchess of Malfi, and Ghosts.  He was the associate director of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V at the American Repertory Theatre, and Titus Andronicus and Hamlet in Tokyo.  His feature film, The Autumn Heart, starring Tyne Daly and Ally Sheedy, was in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award at the Nantucket Film Festival.  It was released in September 2000.  He recently directed Anthony Rapp in his one-man show, Without You, in Toronto, London, Boston, New York and Seoul, South Korea.  He will next direct The Two Gentlemen of Verona on the Boston Common this summer for CSC.