Staff Biography

DAVID LAN, Consulting Artistic Director    David runs the Young Vic in London, which has a uniquely successful record of generating the kind of international co-productions of theater, dance, opera and musical theater proposed for the PAC. He has close relationships with theater companies and artists from Paris to Cape Town to Rio. He attracts top talent such as Jude Law, Gillian Anderson, Juliet Stevenson, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Patrick Stewart, who work with internationally renowned directors on innov- ative, thought-provoking shows. Young Vic productions regularly move to the West End, London’s Broadway. His recent production of A Doll’s House transferred to BAM— garnered raves and was extended and sold out. David led an acclaimed major rebuild of his theater, which was named London Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects and won a dozen industry awards. At the heart of his three-theater complex is a restaurant/bar (recently named best theater bar in London) serving neighborhood, audience and artists from morning to late night. He is uniquely qualified to guide the artistic vision for the PAC.