Carey Perloff is a director, playwright, producer and educator who recently completed a 25-year tenure as the Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where she staged dozens of classical and contemporary plays, taught in A.C.T.'s MFA program, and nurtured a three-decade collaboration with Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard resulting in her new book Pinter and Stoppard: A Director's View (Bloomsbury Methuen). Perloff has staged productions across the United States as well as in Canada and Ireland, and has written numerous plays including If God Were Blue, Edgardo or White Fire (WTF commission), Higher (Winner, 2011 Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theater Visions Award), Luminescence Dating (Bay Area Theater Critics Best Original Script), Kinship (premiered in Paris starring Isabelle Adjani and then at WTF starring Cynthia Nixon) and The Fit (SF Playhouse 2019). Perloff is the author of Beautiful Chaos: A Life in Theater (City Lights Press 2015, named the “One City One Book” Public Library selection for 2015). In 2007, Perloff was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, and has been awarded honorary degrees from University of San Francisco and A.C.T. She recently directed Ibsen’s Ghosts at Seattle Rep and is preparing a major Oedipus cycle with actor John Douglas Thompson.