Steve Albrezzi

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Plays by Steve Albrezzi

audio Ruby McCollum

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

A trail of lies, secrets and racial prejudice is uncovered when a pair of journalists, Zora Neale Hurston and William Bradford Huie, investigate the murder of a white doctor by an affluent African-American woman. Based on a true case in South Florida in 1952, this suspenseful drama has powerful implications to this day, posing questions of fairness and justice in a small Southern town.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Shannon Cochran, O’Neil Compton, Ronny Cox, Loretta Devine, William Frankfather, K. Todd Freeman, Shana Freeman, Susie Glaze, Anthony Griffith, Andrew Hawkes, Reginald Hayes, Lyvingston Holmes, Ella Joyce, Shirley Knight, Jenifer Lewis, Cynthia Martells, Kevin McCarthy, James Morrison, Logan Ramsey, John Randolph, Steve Rankin, Charlie Robinson, Peggy Roeder, David Selby, Jean Smart, Kurtwood Smith, Norman Snow, Paul Winfield and Robert Wisdom.

Featuring: Shannon Cochran, O’Neil Compton, Ronny Cox, Loretta Devine, William Frankfather, K. Todd Freeman, Shana Freeman, Susie Glaze, Anthony Griffith, Andrew Hawkes, Reginald Hayes, Lyvingston Holmes, Ella Joyce, Shirley Knight, Jenifer Lewis, Cynthia Martells, Kevin McCarthy, James Morrison, Logan Ramsey, John Randolph, Steve Rankin, Charlie Robinson, Peggy Roeder, David Selby, Jean Smart, Kurtwood Smith, Norman Snow, Paul Winfield, Robert Wisdom

Steve Albrezzi’s career began as a resident new play director for the internationally acclaimed Actor’s Theater of Louisville. In his long tenure there, he mounted several world premieres including Groves of Academe starring Chris Cooper and In Darkest America by Joyce Carol Oates. For the USIA, he directed the culminating event for The American Theater Exhibit in Budapest, Hungary. His production of Talking With by Jane Martin represented ATL in The International Festival of Australia. As an Artistic Associate for LA Theater Works, Albrezzi recorded David Henry Hwang’s M Butterfly with John Lithgow, B. D. Wong and Margaret Cho; Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca with Julie Harris, Amy Irving and Harris Yulin; Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Ibsen’s The Doll’s House, with Robert Foxworth. For the BBC and NEA, Albrezzi co-adapted (with Ron Milner) and directed Ruby McCollum with a cast of 56 including James Morrison, Jean Smart, Kurtwood Smith and Loretta Devine. Albrezzi’s short film Fantasy in D Minor, garnered the Best Director Award at Worldfest Houston and Best of the Fest at Santa Barbara Film Festival. His co-adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ play The Eclipse won Best Screen Adaptation at Charleston International Film Festival and was subsequently optioned by Goldie Hawn’s Cosmic Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis as a Special Event Movie for CBS. Albrezzi’s work has been recognized with several national and international awards. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the directing faculty at USC School of Cinematic Arts.