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(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
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Current Passions?

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Brian Kulick: Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company

My NativeAdVantage:


Brian Kulick- Is finishing his 12th year as the Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company, an off-Broadway theater that is dedicated to re-imagining the classical repertory for contemporary audiences.  He has directed F. Murray Abraham in Brecht’s GALILEO, Dianne Wiest in Ostrovsky’s THE FOREST, Mandy Patinkin in Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST. He commissioned and co-directed poet Anne Carson’s Award winning AN ORESTEIA.  He conceived and oversaw CSC’s critically acclaimed Chekhov Cycle which produced all five of Chekhov’s major plays with such artists as Alan Cummings, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Joley Richardson, Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro and Dianne Wiest.  His has made CSC a home for playwright David Ives whose VENUS IN FUR moved to Broadway where it was nominated for a Tony award for Best Play of 2012.  He has brought music theatre to CSC, producing major revivals of Stephen Sondheim’s PASSION and Rogers and Hammerstein’s rarely seen ALLEGRO.   Prior to this Mr. Kulick was an associate artist and then associate producer at The Public Theatre where he directed critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, THE WINTER’S TALE and TIMON OF ATHENS, all at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, and A DYBBUK, PERICLES and KIT MARLOWE at The Public’s downtown home.

What’s Your NativeAdVantage:

What do you do best? 

Creating an atmosphere where people can come together, do their work, feel safe and than share that work with an even larger group of people called “the audience.”

What makes you the best? 

I’m not the best, but I have had the great honor to work with many of the most extraordinary artists in theatre.

How will you become the best?

By never settling, never believing that you have “arrived,” by always being on the way toward the things that matter to you. The operative word in your question is “becoming”, that is the state to strive for.  There’s an old Japanese adage, “The moment you say ‘I am’ you have stopped.”

What are your aspirations?

Personal: Be a good father and husband.

Business: Keeping theatre vital and meaningful to the city I live in.

What fascinates you?

That we can care for a fictional “other.” What did La Fontaine say? “To cry for oneself is human; to cry for another divine.” Theatre is a space where not only can you re-discover your humanity but also your divinity.



It’s not over till it’s over.




Old theaters.


Cough lozenges (if they could just get rid of those damn wrappers!)


Reading.  It can be anything, a book by Tolstoy or instructions to assembling an Ikea bookcase.  Actually Ikea assembly manuals are the Proust of instruction pamphlets. I’m not sure that is a compliment for either Proust or Ikea.

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