Margaret Whitton (Director) makes her feature film directing debut with A Bird of the Air. She began her career as an actor working on and off Broadway, on television and in many feature films.
In the theater she has worked on new plays by Caryl Churchill, Richard Nelson, John Guare, Wallace Shawn and Jeffrey Hatcher. Roles in Shakespeare include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Ophelia in Hamlet; Miranda in The Tempest; Lady Percy in Henry IV; and Mistress Page in Merry Wives of Windsor. She has also played roles in Chekhov and Moliere; as Raul Julia's willing victim, Lucy, in Dracula; and the title role in Camille. Favorite theater directors include Arthur Penn, Max Stafford-Clark, Les Waters and Howard Davies.
Favorite film roles include Aunt Vera in The Secret of My Succe$$ (dir. Herbert Ross); Rachel Phelps in Major League 1 & 2; Molly in 9 1⁄2 Weeks (dir. Adrian Lyne); and Catherine in Man Without a Face (dir. Mel Gibson). Her favorite television role is Louisa in the international series A Fine Romance, and she has starred in the series Hometown, Good and Evil, several made-for-television movies, and has recorded many audio books.
Her theater directing credits include Marina Carr’s Portia Coughlin and By the Bog of Cats; The Public Theater’s production of Dirty Tricks, starring Judith Ivey as Martha Mitchell; and John Walsh's The Dinosaur Within as part of The Public Theater's New Work Now! series. She has written about baseball for publications including The New York Times, The Village Voice, New York Newsday, The National, and Hank O’Neal’s forthcoming book about Ty Cobb. Her garden designs in collaboration with Lew French and Phyllis McMorrow have been featured in national magazines and the book Stone by Design.
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