GENE FEIST (Founding Director, Roundabout Theatre Company). 1923-2014. Since founding Roundabout in 1965, Gene was intimately involved as producer-director for more than 150 productions. For Broadway, he directed The Play’s the Thing (1973) and produced A Taste of Honey (1981) and the Tony Award-winning revival of Joe Egg (1984). He sent The Winslow Boy and A Raisin in the Sun on National Tours. Among the produced plays he wrote are James Joyce’s Dublin, Jocasta, A Toy of the Clowns and Building Blocks, in addition to adaptations of Feydeau, Ibsen, Chekhov and Strindberg. A WWII Army Air Force veteran, he held degrees from Carnegie Mellon and New York Universities. He was the recipient of the 1996 Lucille Lortel Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.