Gordon Davidson is founding artistic director of Center Theatre Group. He led the Mark Taper Forum from its inception, guiding over 300 of its productions and winning many awards, including the Tony® for theatrical excellence. In 1989 he became artistic director/producer of the Ahmanson and in 2004 of CTG’s Kirk Douglas Theatre, in Culver City. His directing credits include In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Children of a Lesser God, QED, Stuff Happens, and The Shadow Box, for which he received a Tony®. His staging of Leonard Bernsteinís Mass opened the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, is past president of the Theatre Communications Group and the League of Resident Theaters, and has served on the National Council on the Arts. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship and has honorary doctorates from Brooklyn College, California Institute of the Arts, and Claremont University Center. He is currently freelance directing, conducting seminars and has begun writing his memoir.