Robert Woodruff: Dangerous stages

TONY surveys the past decade of Woodruff's haunting onstage images.

Theatre for a New Audience is presenting Chair, a politically charged new play by Edward Bond, and to direct it they hired Bond’s go-to guy in the States: Robert Woodruff. The director, 61, is easily one of our most fearless: a creator of stark, haunting images, a stage visionary who goes to the dark side. What is his work like? Think photographer Jeff Wall, film’s Stanley Kubrick, the set dressers for the Saw movies. TONY surveys the past decade of Woodruff’s output—here in the city and during his 2002-07 stint as head of the American Repertory Theatre in Boston. NEXT»