9:30 am–12:30 PM
Stuart Ross is glad to be back at Bay Street Theater having directed four shows there, including Enter Laughing, The Musical. He has spent most of his four decades in the theater creating, adapting, and directing new shows. He is probably best known as the writer and director of the long running musical phenomenon Forever Plaid, which ran in New York for over 2,000 performances. Ross created the Holiday sequel Plaid Tidings, in addition to The Sound Of Plaid, Forever Plaid: The Movie; and for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, a sixteen-player version of Forever Plaid (4 Squared). Mr. Ross directed the show across the US and internationally, including Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Tokyo, London’s West End and Toronto, to name a few. Working with Phyllis Newman, Ross adapted and directed the first revival of the musical Subways Are For Sleeping for the York Theatre in New York. He is the book writer and co-lyricist of Radiant Baby, the Keith Haring musical, which was performed to acclaim at the Public Theatre (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel nominations for Best Musical) and in Tokyo. He has worked at some of the country's most prestigious theaters, including Manhattan Theatre Club, San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Primary Stages, The Alley Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alliance Theatre, and The Walnut Street Theatre.