Formed in 2001 by Jeanne Donovan Fisher and Laurie Gilmore, True
Love Productions is a commercial producing company committed to
presenting unique voices in theatre with a focus on artistic excellence
Our inaugural production, Charles L. Mee's True Love, heralded
the opening of a new and unique Off-Broadway theatre spaceThe
Zipper: a factory renovated and transformed by the True Love creative
team in conjunction with the theatre owners specifically to suit
the needs of our production. What resulted was a theatre piece perfectly
married to its atmosphere; a totally enveloping theatrical experience.
The audience lounged in car seats, eating popcorn and drinking beer
to the sounds of our live garage band as Mee's exploration of love
played out in the abandoned zipper factory turned gas station. True
Love was met with resounding critical acclaimtheatergoers
and critics alike praised the strength of the ensemble cast, the
inventive direction, and the stunning theatricality of the work.
From this exhilarating event our production company was born. We
remain committed to developing and presenting challenging works
with unique theatrical potential.
Broadway productions include: Lisa Kron's WELL, starring
the Tony nominated Jayne Houdyshell, The Retreat from Moscow
written by William Nicholson, directed by Daniel Sullivan and starring
Eileen Atkins, John Lithgow and Ben Chaplin (2003—2004 Tony Nominations:
Best Play, Best Actress—Eileen Atkins and Best Supporting Actor—Ben
Chaplin); and Debra Warner's Medea starring Fiona Shaw (2002—2003
Tony Nominations: Best Actress—Fiona Shaw and Best Direction of
a Play—Deborah Warner).
Off-Broadway credits include: Martin Moran's Obie winning The
Tricky Part (2003-2004 Drama Desk Nomination for Best Play and
Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance);
Julian Crouch's Shockheaded Peter which the New York Times
calls, "wondrously inventive."; Martha Clarke's Vienna:Lusthaus
(revisited), with text by Charles L. Mee and music by Richard
Peaslee which enjoyed rave critical reviews and an extended run
at New York Theatre Workshop; and Anne Bogart and the SITI Company's
production of Charles L. Mee's bobrauschenbergamerica which
toured nationally and performed in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's
2003 Next Wave Festival to great acclaim.