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Victoria Clark on Her Latest Role: Director By SANDY MACDONALD

Victoria Clark on Her Latest Role: Director By SANDY MACDONALD
“I think it’s time to turn my focus back to mentoring and teaching and telling stories from a different perspective, from behind the table.”

The Tony-winning actress helms Strindberg’s The Dance of Death for Classic Stage Company

 

Victoria Clark has been job hunting lately, but not in a desperate way. A celebrated Broadway performer since the ’80s (Tony nominations for Sister ActRodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Gigi; a win for The Light in the Piazza), she’s rarely idle. Yet, like many a renowned actor, she’s always wanted to direct, too. In fact, that’s originally what she set out to do nearly four decades ago when, after graduating from Yale, she studied directing at New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Program. Chance — or perhaps fate — is what thrust her into the spotlight.

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