Director.

Ron Destro received his MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College, where he first worked with F Murray Abraham, who served as his academic advisor for his production of Arthur Schnitzler’s LA RONDE.


He has directed plays by Samual Beckett, Václav Havel, Pablo Picasso, and his own award-winning work, HIROSHIMA, in which he collaborated with Yoko Ono at Theatre for the New City in New York.


He has staged over 100 plays and more than 40 Shakespeare productions in New York, London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and in their historic settings like Birnam Wood, Elsinore, Bosworth Field, and Venice.

The Merchant of Venice, Villa Foscari, Venice.

Selected Plays Directed.


AMERICAN BUFFALO                          

     Top Ten Critics Choice, Time Out                                     Finborough Theatre, London


ROUGH FOR THEATRE 1                                                    

JIMMY HAS A TENDENCY

SUBWAY STOPS by Destro                                                    Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA


HIROSHIMA

     by Destro & Yoko Ono                                                         Theatre for the New City, NYC


ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL                                     Kensington Gardens Bandstand, London

                                                                                                          Castle Hedingham, Essex


HAMLET                                                                                     Elsinore, Denmark

                                                                                                          The Venue, Pimlico, London

                                                                                                          Avon River Sundial, Stratford-upon-Avon

                                                                                                          OSC, New York City


AS YOU LIKE IT                                                                       Paris, France

                                                                                                          Forest of the Ardennes, France

                                                                                                          Club Theatre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

                                                                                                          Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon

                                                                                                           Hyde Park, London


THE MERCHANT OF VENICE                                         “Belmont” Palace, Venice, Italy

                                                                                                          OSC, New York City


HENRY V                                                                                     Azincourt battlefield, France


TWO NOBLE KINSMEN                                                      Hyde Park Bandstand, London


RICHARD III                                                                             Bosworth Field, UK

                                                                                                          Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon


RICHARD II                                                                               Flint Castle, Wales





Richard II, Flint Castle, Wales.

HAMLET (1st Quarto)                                                    

DOUBLE FALSEHOOD   (U.S. Premiere)                     

ROMEO & JULIET (1st Quarto)                                            

CARDENIO

     (The Second Maiden’s Tragedy)                                         OSC, New York City


SECENCA’S OEDIPUS  

DRACULA                                                          

TWELFTH NIGHT                                                                 Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX


LARGO DESOLATO

THE FIREBUGS

AGAMEMNON

TALLEY’S FOLLY

BARNUM

ELEEMOSYNARY

DESIRE CAUGHT BY THE TAIL                                     BCC Theatre, Cocoa, FL


MACBETH                                                                                  Birnam Wood, Scotland

                                                                                                          Princes St. Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland




Selected Plays Directed.

AMERICAN BUFFALO     

  (Top 10 Shows, Time Out Magazine)

Finborough Theatre, London


ROUGH FOR THEATRE I

JIMMY HAS A TENDENCY

SUBWAY STOPS (by Destro)

Williamstown Theatre Festival


HIROSHIMA (by Destro & Yoko Ono)

Theatre for the New City, NYC


ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

Kensington Gardens, London


HAMLET                                Elsinore, Denmark

The Venue, Pimlico, London

Avon Sundial, Stratford

OSC, New York City


TWO NOBLE KINSMEN

Hyde Park Bandstand, London


DOUBLE FALSEHOOD  (US Premiere) 

ROMEO & JULIET

HAMLET (1st Quarto)

CARDENIO                       OSC, New York City


SENECA’S OEDIPUS

TWEFTH NIGHT

DRACULA

Sam Houston State Uni., Huntsville, TX


LARGO DESOLATO

THE FIREBUGS

AGAMEMNON

TALLEY’S FOLLY

BARNUM

ELEEMOSYNARY

DESIRE CAUGHT BY THE TAIL

BCC Theatre, Cocoa, FL


MACBETH                   Birnam Wood, Scotland

Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh


Macbeth, Birnam Wood, Scotland.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM                               Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW                                       Crotona Park, The Bronx, NYC


OTHELLO

COMEDY OF ERRORS

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

JULIUS CAESAR

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA                                                  OSC New York City                  


AT MAMA’S TAYLOR’S

THE MANICURE

BOLIVIAN OBLIVION                                                              

     by Destro                                                                                   SoHo Repertory Theatre, NYC


WAITING FOR GODOT                                                       Shanghai Teacher’s University, Shanghai, China


INDIRA’S DAUGHTERS                                                      Club Theatre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

     by Destro (staged reading)                                                    Williamstown Theatre Festival, MA

                                                                                                                    (w/ Allison Janney, Diane Venora, Peri Gilpin) 

 

 A DAY PICASSO MONA LISA STOLE by Destro        Club Theatre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

     by Destro (staged reading)                                                    OSC New York City








directing singer Natalie Merchant. 

Selected Television/Film Directed.


10,000 MANIACS: IN THEIR TRIBE                            

     video documentary                                                                 Elektra Records, NYC


FIVE-MINUTE ENGLISH         

     Chinese Emmy Award-winning

     weekly TV program                                                                China TV, Shanghai, China


OCCURRENCE                                                                          New School Film School, NYC  








A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Hamlet, Elsinore, Denmark.

WAITING FOR GODOT

Shanghai Teacher’s University, China


AT MAMA TAYLOR’S

THE MANICURE

BOLIVIAN OBLIVIAN

SoHo Repertory Theatre, NYC


INDIRA’S DAUGHTERS  (by Destro)

Williamstown Theatre Festival

staged reading w/

Allison Janney, Diane Venora, Peri Gilpin


AS YOU LIKE IT        Ardennes Forest, France

Parc d Buttes Chaumont, Paris

Club Theater, RADA, London

Hyde Park, London

Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon


THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

“Belmont” Palace, Venice

OSC, New York City


HENRY V            Azincourt Battlefield, France


RICHARD II                          Flint Castle, Wales


RICHARD III            Bosworth Field, England


OTHELLO

JULIUS CAESAR

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

COMEDY OF ERRORS

OSC, New York City


Television/Film Directed.

10,000 MANIACS: IN THEIR TRIBE

video documentary

Elektra Records, NYC


FIVE-MINUTE ENGLISH

Emmy Award-winner

Shanghai TV


OCCURRENCE       New School Film School

NYC