CELEBRATING ITS 20TH YEAR!
25 COUNTRIES! 20 STATES!
RONALD RAND starring as HAROLD CLURMAN
in RONALD RAND’s acclaimed Solo Performance Play
PBS American Masters
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR
Continuing to delight sold-out audiences at Sarajevo's Chamber Theatre 55 and across Eastern Europe in its 7th year. Mr. Rand’s highly acclaimed production of Murray Schisgal’s comedy, LUV starring Zana Marjanovic (award-winning star of Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut film, In the Land of Blood and Honey), Moamer Kasumović (star of TV sitcom Crazy, Confused, Normal), and Muhamed Hadzovic (star of the film, Snow) is currently playing at the Chamber Theatre 55 in Sarajevo.
Ronald Rand’s hit production has toured across Eastern Europe to sold-out audiences at theaters and festivals across Bosnia & Herzegovina, to sold-out audiences in Podgorica, Montenegro; Belgrade, Serbia; Ljubljana Slovenia, and Zagreb, Croatia, winning awards at Festivals.
In Uruguay, Mr. Rand was invited to direct the first production in Paysandu of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-prize winning play, “Our Town,” in a special adaptation translated into Spanish by Ilse Olivera, at the Aras Theatre, with local Spanish-speaking actors (a language he does not speak).
The company of “Our Town” included Yamina Ibarra, Victoria Balbuena, Luis Orona, Martha Orona, Nelson Peralta, Ilse Olivera, Pablo Coll, Dulcinea Rodriguez, Patricia Fernandez, Sofia Rodriguez, and Assistant Director/Stage Manager Stephanie Gaye.
In America, Mr. Rand’s directing includes Meltdown: Voices from Chernobyl across New England, Success Story for the ReGroup Theatre, and Mr. Rand’s play The Group! in New York City.
Mr. Rand was a member of the Jury at the 53rd MESS International Theatre Festival, and performed his celebrated solo play LET IT BE ART! as Harold Clurman in the MESS Festival.
The U.S. State Department chose Mr. Rand as the 1st Fulbright Specialist to teach acting and directing at the University of Malaya's Cultural Centre Drama Department for 6 weeks in 2015, and he also became the 1st Fulbright Specialist in 2013 to teach across Bosnia for 6 weeks at the Academy of Performing Arts-University of Sarajevo, Academy of Dramatic Arts-University of Tuzla, Mostar Theatre Mladih Young Theatre Group, and the Third Gymnasium-Sarajevo
Founder and Publisher of “The Soul of the American Actor,” now in its 22nd year, it is the only wide-world Newspaper in print and online dedicated to the art of the theater, reaching over 25,000 readers. His best-selling book, "Acting Teachers of America” is the most comprehensive book ever published on today’s most influential acting teachers in the United States.
Ronald Rand has received standing ovations in his acclaimed solo play, LET IT BE ART! across five continents in 25 countries and 20 states, in his 20th celebrated year, Mr. Rand also appeared in two critically-acclaimed runs Off-Broadway. He holds the distinction of being the first American artist invited to Zimbabwe’s BAFA Festival of Arts, the first American invited to Russia’s “Voices of History” International Theatre Festival, and the first American to perform in the heart of Colombia at San Vicente’s Cultural Arts Center.
Ronald Rand’s “LET IT BE ART!” also received acclaim in London, Paris, Barrancabermeja, Grand Cayman, Belgrade, Athens, Buenos Aires, Tangier (the Sultan’s Palace Dar el-Makhzen), Paysundu, Minsk (Palace of Culture), Johannesburg, Bangkok, Mumbai, New Delhi, Eskisehir, Frankfurt, Zagreb, and across 20 states in America.
Mr. Rand has appeared in over a hundred film and TV shows, including Homeless opposite Yoko Ono, Law & Order, Saturday Night Live, and Quiz Show directed by Robert Redford.
He has produced several productions in New York City, and co-translated and produced the U.S. premiere Off Broadway of the most famous play by Spain’s leading controversial playwright, Inigo Ramirez de Haro.
He is the Librettist of a new opera, “IBSEN,” the first opera ever written about the great Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, collaborating with composer, Hartmut von Lieres. IBSEN received a presentation with the Auroville Theatre Group in India, directed by Jill Navarre. In 2021, its World Premiere is scheduled to be performed in Bangalore, India, by the Indian National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the renowned Dr. Ashley William Joseph, directed by Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of the Encompass New Opera Theatre.
Mr. Rand’s highly acclaimed production of Murray Schisgal’s comedy, LUV (LJUPAF)
During my visit as the first U.S. State Department Fulbright Specialist to Paysandú, Uruguay, I was invited by the Raul Rodriguez, Director of The Workshop Theatre of Paysandu to direct a play (in Spanish) with the actors of the Company. I chose Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-prize winning play, "Our Town." I created a special adaptation which would work for the Company of actors I was to work with during the five weeks. Ilse Olivera became Assistant Director & translator during my rehearsals as everything I said had to be translated into Spanish. The script was translated into Spanish by Ilse Olivera. The production was the Paysandu premiere of “Our Town,” and the first performance of an American play at the Aras Theatre in Paysandú, Uruguay.
Program for “OUR TOWN” Ronald Rand, Director of “Our Town” (adaptation by Ronald Rand, translated into Spanish) with Ilse Olivera, Assistant Director, translator) at the Aras Theatre, Paysandu Premiere of “Our Town”. Cast included: Stage Manager 1: Yanina Ibarra, Stage Manager 2: Victoria Balbuena, Stage Manager 3: Luis Orono, Stage Manager 4: Martha Orona, Dr. Gibbs: Nelson Peralta, Mrs. Gibbs: Ilse Olivera, George Gibbs: Pablo Coll, Rebecca Gibbs: Dulcinea Rodriguez, Mrs. Webb: Patricia Fernandez, Emily Webb: Sofia Rodriguez, Woman in Audience: Rosina, Stage Manager: Stephanie Gaye.
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