Robert Woodruff has directed over 60 productions across the U.S. at theaters including Lincoln Center Theater, The Public Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, American Conservatory Theater, Guthrie Theater and Mark Taper Forum, among others. He directed the Pulitzer Prize-winning Madame White Snake for Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival and Philip Glass’s Appomattox for the San Francisco Opera. Internationally, his work has been seen at the Habima National Theatre in Israel, Sydney Arts Festival, Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Hong Kong Festival of the Arts, Jerusalem Festival, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, and Spoleto Festival USA. Early work includes many premiere productions with Sam Shepard, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child. In 1976 he founded the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, which continues to be a center for new writing for the stage. From 2002 to 2007, Woodruff was the artistic director of American Repertory Theatre. He was named a 2007 USA Fellow by United States Artists. He teaches at the Yale School of Drama.