Writer - Aki Kaurismaki
(adapted for stage by Jack McNamara)
Jack has been Artistic Director of New Perspectives since September 2012. Productions for the company include The Boss of It All
by Lars von Trier (Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh & Soho Theatre); The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock
by David Rudkin (Brits off Broadway, New York & UK tour); Him With His Foot In His Mouth
by Saul Bellow and Watching the Living
by Jane Upton adapted from two Daphne du Maurier short stories (both UK tours); HOOD (150th Anniversary Commission, Nottingham Theatre Royal) and Darkness Darkness (Nottingham Playhouse co-production). Plays for children and family audiences include The Tiger's Bones and Other Stories (UK tour) and most recently The Giant Jam Sandwich (UK tour & Edinburgh).
Previous productions as director include Exterminating Angel (Basement Brighton/ Pleasance Edinburgh/ UK tour); Texts for Nothing by Samuel Beckett (The Rest is Noise Festival, Southbank Centre); The Word for Snow by Don DeLillo (London Literature Festival, Southbank Centre); Malaise Trio (Camden People's Theatre); Instructions for John Howell by Julio Cortazar (Nursery Festival); Betrayal by Harold Pinter (Nuffield, Southampton); The Blind by Maurice Maeterlinck (Arcola Theatre); Lucid Dreams for Higher Living (Underbelly, Edinburgh); Valparaiso by Don DeLillo (Old Red Lion); A Cool Million by Nathanael West (Underbelly, Edinburgh); Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Warwick Arts Centre).
Previously Jack was Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and director on attachment at the Nuffield Theatre Southampton under the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. Independently Jack continues to make experimental theatre through his company Future Ruins.