With Charlie Corcoran, James Morgan, and James Noone
In Discussion with Charlotte Moore
Henry Hewes Design and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Charlie Corcoran (The O’Casey Cycle), Henry Hewes Design Award winner James Morgan (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and Helen Hayes Award winner James Noone (London Assurance) in conversation with Artistic Director Charlotte Moore.
Charlie’s NY designs include: A Touch of the Poet, Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory , The O’Casey Cycle (winner of the Henry Hewes Design Award), The Seafarer, On Beckett, Shining City, The Emperor Jones (Hewes design award nomination), The Quare Land (Origin First Irish Award), The Weir (Irish Rep) Billy and Ray (Vineyard Theatre), Straight (Acorn Theatre) and The Marriage of Figaro, The Triumph of Love (Juilliard). Craving for Travel (Peter J. sharp Theatre), The Last Smoker In America (Westside Theatre), A Perfect Future (Cherry Lane), The Bully Pulpit (Beckett Theatre), Exits And Entrances (Primary Stages). Regional theatre designs include: A Comedy of Tenors, (Outer Critics Circle Award) (Cleveland Playhouse / McCarter Theatre), Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (The Goodman Theatre), The Barber Of Seville, The Marriage Of Figaro (The McCarter Theatre), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Absurd Person Singular, Noises Off (Two River Theatre), Without Walls (Center Theatre Group), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Buck’s County Playhouse) Bad Jews (Ensemble Theatre Company/English Theatre of Frankfurt) Opera designs include: Fidelio (Santa Fe Opera), Cosi Fan Tutte (co-production Metropolitan Opera And Juilliard), Don Giovanni, Katya Kabanova (Juilliard) The Turn of the Screw, The Flood (Opera Columbus), The Magic Flute, The Bartered Bride (Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara), L’Opera Seria (Wolftrap Opera), TV designs include: “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS), “Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon), “Believe” (NBC), “Madam Secretary” (CBS).
James is the Producing Artistic Director of the award-winning York Theatre Company, “Where Musicals Come to Life.” He has designed over 300 productions in theatres around the country. Recently: Unexpected Joy (York), Born Yesterday (St. Louis Rep), Vanya and Sonia…(Peterborough, NH Theatre Award), Desperate Measures (York and New World Stages), Red (Cape Playhouse), Marry Harry (Maharam Nomination, York),and Cagney (York and Westside Theatre). Select Irish Rep credits include: Aristocrats, Molly Sweeney, Da, Pig Town, Three Small Irish Masterpieces, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Finian’s Rainbow (Both of them!). His graphic designs are on many posters and CDs and the new scores and vocal selections of Closer Than Ever and Merrily We Roll Along, among others.
James has been a scenic designer in NYC since 1983 and a member of USA local 829 since 1986. During this time he has worked for some of NYC’s most prestigious theatre companies including Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company and numerous others. Off-Broadway he has designed the original productions of Terrance McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair Delune, Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Three Tall Women, the long-running solo shows Full Gallop and Fully Committed. Other long-running Off-Broadway shows include: Cowgirls and Breaking Legs, the original production of A Bronx Tale, the first revival of Boys in the Band and the musical Ruthless. Broadway productions include the revival of Sunset Boulevard, Jekyll and Hyde, Tony -nominated best musical A Class Act, many productions for Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre and the recent revival of A Bronx Tale. Outside of NYC he has designed at many of the leading regional theatres in America as well as many national tours and opera productions. Currently he is head of the Scenic Design department at Boston University, a position held since 2001. Awards include: the Drama Desk (multiple nominations), American Theatre Wing Award, 2 Helen Hayes Awards (DC) and the LA Ovation Award.
Recent directing credits include: London Assurance, Love, Noël, The Plough and the Stars as part of The O’Casey Cycle, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Three Small Irish Masterpieces by William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory and J.M. Synge, New York premiere of Brian Friel’s The Home Place, World premiere of Larry Kirwan’s Rebel in the Soul, Finian’s Rainbow, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative gala, Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory, Juno and the Paycock, and Dancing at Lughnasa. New York stage appearances include A Perfect Ganesh, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Perfect Party, Morning’s at Seven, Private Lives (with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton), and many performances with the New York Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Moore has received two Tony Award nominations, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Drama League Award, the Irish America Top 100 Irish Award, The Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2008 Irish Women Of The Year Award. She is the recipient of the St. Patrick’s Committee in Holyoke’s John F. Kennedy National Award, and has thrice been listed as one of the “Top 50 Power Women”in Irish America Magazine. Charlotte was named “Director of the Year” by The Wall Street Journal in 2011. Charlotte has recently been inducted in to the Irish America Hall of Fame and been awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad, 2019 by President Michael D. Higgins.