Dr. Levitt has had a distinguished career as a freelance director in New York and regionally, and has been involved with the development of dozens of new plays in the United States, Canada, and Europe.   He has directed for four seasons at Ft. Worth’s Shakespeare in the Park.  Levitt’s production of The Puppetmaster of Lodz for Stageworks Theatre near Albany, New York in September of l997 was listed among the ” ten best productions” for the New York, Connecticut, and Berkshire regions.  While on sabbatical in New York City during the 1995-1996 academic year, Professor Levitt chaired the New York State council on the Arts Theatre Panel.  In June of l996 he began his association with The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and, through the 2001 season, served as it’s Producing Artistic Director, staging productions of  Romeo and Juliet,  Richard III, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, and King Lear.Most recently, Levitt served as an NEA panelist for “Shakespeare in American Communities,” an ambitious project to send professional touring productions ofShakespeare to all fifty states. Professor Levitt teaches several levels of acting classes, text analysis, solo performance, and directing.  He has also served as Faculty Chair of the Cornell Council for the Arts.  Other Cornell productions include Cocoanuts, The Three Sisters,  The Cherry Orchard, The Glass Menagerie, Strider,  A Lie of the Mind, and the American premier of David Edgar’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 

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