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Paul Lazar’s film career includes roles in Silence of the Lambs, Mickey Blue Eyes, Lorenzo's Oil, Philadelphia, The Host and Snowpiercer as well as numerous other films and television shows. Paul founded Big Dance Theater in 1991 with Annie-B Parson. His work with the company includes conceiving, directing and/or performing in such works as “Triple Feature” (BAM), Supernatural Wife (BAM), Comme Toujours Here I Stand (The Kitchen), PLAN B, Mac Wellman’s Antigone, Another Telepathic Thing, Shunkin, , Mac Wellman’s Girl Gone, Tristan Tzara’s The Gas Heart, Odon von Horvath’s Don Juan Returns from the Warand Fassbinder’s Bremen Freedom. He received a BESSIE in 2002. As an Associate Member of the Wooster Group Mr. Lazar has appeared in The Wooster Group’s North Atlantic, Brace Up!, Emperor Jones and The Hairy Ape. Other acting credits include “Tamburlaine” directed by Sir Michael Boyd, “The Three Sisters” directed by Austin Pendleton, Marie Irene Fornes' Mudd, Richard Maxwell's Cowboys and Indians, Young Jean Lee’s “Lear”, “The False Servant” and "Richard The Third" directed by Brian Kulick. Paul directed Young Jean Lee’s “We’re Gonna Die” which will be reprised in London this summer featuring David Byrne. Other directing credits include “Bodycast” with Fran McDormand (BAM), Christina Masciotti’s “Social Security” (Bushwick Starr) “Major Bang” (for The Foundry Theatre) at Saint Ann’s Warehouse. He is an instructor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has taught Acting, Direting or Theatre History at SUNY/Purchase, Rutgers University, The Bill Esper Studio and The Michael Howard Studio. This Fall (2015) he will be teaching at Yale College.

 

 

 

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