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Gene Feist

Founding Director, Roundabout Theatre Company

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.