Professor of Theatre and Dance
Mindy Cooper has directed, choreographed and performed on Broadway and Off-Broadway in Chicago - The Musical (original revival), Titanic (original cast), Dracula – The Musical, 50 Shades – The Musical Parody, Mars/Venus Live, The Eternal Space, Soul Doctor, Wrong Mountain, Five Course Love, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Song & Dance, and Tenderloin, as well as TV’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Her passion for new works has led to directing Being Seen (FringeNYC), Social Life: the Musical (industry reading), American Monkey (American premiere, industry reading), The Thing About Time (CapitolRep’s Next Act New Play Summit), The Gospel According To Tammy Faye, Mars/Venus Live (national tour), Still Will Be Heard (commissioned by Peak Performances) Deployed (NYMF), and at Town Hall NYC, Music In The Night – A Tribute To Jerome Kern, Broadway By The Year 1937, Broadway By The Year 1972 and Broadway By The Year Musicals of 1916-1940. With Steinway Recording Artist Lara Downes, she has directed/created the West Coast Premiere of the opera The Magic Fish, and multimedia works including Long Time Coming. Her extensive regional work as a director has won 10 Bay Area Theater Critics Awards. She is Founder and Co-Director of Ground and Field Theater Festival, dedicated to cultivating new theater works. groundandfield.com