David Esbjornson is an award-winning director and producer who has worked throughout the United States in regional theatres and on Broadway. He is currently the artistic director of Seattle Repertory Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
Esbjornson has staged Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (starring Jimmy Smits, Kirsten Johnson, and Sam Waterston) in Central Park and Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, both at New York’s Joseph Papp Public Theatre. Among his New York premieres are Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby, Israel Horowitz’ My Old Lady, and the Tony-nominated The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, by Arthur Miller at the Public Theatre and on Broadway (FANY Award for outstanding direction).
Broadway Study Guides recently asked Mr. Esbjornson about his approach to directing Driving Miss Daisy and what he hopes audiences will take away from the production.