Spinning into Butter
Riverside Theatre Iowa City, Iowa
November ’01

“Rebecca Gilman’s “Spinning Into Butter” is a play that challenges an audience, and producing an intelligent drama of this caliber is a challenge for a theatre company as well. It’s a challenge that Riverside Theater in Iowa City is easily able to meet with a solid production led by Jody Hovland . . .Director Bruce Levitt has surrounded Hovland with an excellent cast, too, and they all work well together to create a sharp (and sometimes sharply funny) show that is too good to miss.”

Quad City Times 11/29/2001

““Big Drama in a Small Place” says the slogan of Iowa City’s Riverside Theatre this year. And it isn’t kidding. The current offering, Rebecca Gilman’s “Spinning Into Butter” is a funny, absorbing and psychologically acute look at racism among the politically correct in American Academia. . . . Bruce Levitt . . . directs the ensemble with a deft and nuanced hand.”

Iowa City Press-Citizen 11/30/2001

The Puppetmaster of Lodz
Hudson, NY August ’97


“Puppetmaster is powerful stuff . . .What Zukerman achieves , with magnificent support from Levitt and a flawless supporting cast, is the sense that even with time, the war is never over.”

The Poughkeepsie Journal 9/4/97

“Puppetmaster a Superb Climax to Season . . . Poignancy and terror dwell side by side in many of these scenes, providing great irony whose success is a tribute to the expert direction of Bruce Levitt.”

The Schenectady Daily Gazette 9/6/1997

“The Puppetmaster of Lodz is a masterful production.”

Albany Times Union 9/2/97

A Streetcar Named Desire
Cornell University, October ‘90

Cornell University, December ‘89

Loose Ends
Cornell University, March ’87

Ft. Worth, TX June ‘86

Love’s Labour’s Lost
Shakespeare-in-the-Park June ‘85

Ah! Wilderness
Theatre Memphis March ‘85
Memphis, TN

Agnes of God
Midland Stage II December ‘84
Kansas City, MO

Honor Bright* Second Stage October ‘84
New York, NY

The Late Christopher Bean
Theatre Memphis January ‘84

Measure for Measure
Shakespeare-in-the-Park June ‘83

Wash, Rinse, Spin Dry*
Greeley Street Theatre September ‘82
Chappaqua, NY

The House Across the Street
En semble Studio Theatre January ‘82
New York, NY

Loose Ends
University of Iowa June ‘80

Distilling Spirits*2
Kennedy Center April ‘80
Washington, D.C. (1)

The Shadow Box
University of Iowa June ‘79

The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid*3
Kennedy Center April ‘79
Washington, D.C. (2)

University of Iowa June ‘78

University of Iowa October ‘77

The Collected Works*
The Direct Theatre March ‘77
New York, NY

The Direct Theatre October ‘77

Times Square
The Direct Theatre March ‘76

Grand Valley State College April ‘75

The Indian Wants the Bronx
Grand Valley State College April ’75

Dames at Sea
Camelot Dinner Theatre September ’74
Midland, MI

Jaques Brel. . . .
Camelot Dinner Theatre September ‘74

Arsenic and Old Lace
Camelot Dinner Theatre July ‘74

Don’t Drink the Water
Camelot Dinner Theatre June ‘74

Plaza Suite
Camelot Dinner Theatre June ‘74

The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria
University of Michigan March ‘74

Indians University of Michigan March ‘72

University of Michigan December ‘71

Barn Theatre June ‘70
Kansas City, MO

Spoon River Anthology
Barn Theatre July ‘69

* American premier of a new play

(1) Measure for Measure Kansas City Drama Desk Award: Best Director 1999

(2) Distilling Spirits by Dean Dolan - American College Theatre Festival. Regional citations for playwriting, set, light and sound design. Irene Ryan award for acting. Runner up “Best Original Play,” 1980.

(3) The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid by Lee Blessing - American College Theatre Festival. Performed at the Kennedy Center and taped at NBC Studios, Washington D.C. “Best Original Play.” Regional citations for playwriting, set, costumes, light and sound design. Irene Ryan nominee, 1979.