Mary Zimmerman received her BS, MA and PhD from Northwestern University. She is a member of the Lookingglass Theatre Company and is an Artistic Associate of the Goodman Theatre. She has earned national and international recognition in the form of numerous awards, including the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. She has won more than 20 Joseph Jefferson Awards for her creative work and received the Tony Award for Best Direction for Metamorphoses. Other acclaimed works include Journey to the West, The Odyssey, The Arabian Nights, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci and Eleven Rooms of Proust.