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Wynn Handman

American theatre director

Died when: 97 years 328 days (1174 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Wynn Handman

Wynn Handman (May 19, 1922 – April 11, 2020) was the Artistic Director of The American Place Theatre, which he co-founded with Sidney Lanier and Michael Tolan in 1963.

His role in the theatre was to seek out, encourage, train, and present new and exciting writing and acting talent and to develop and produce new plays by living American writers.

In addition, he initiated several Arts Education Programs, such as Literature to Life.His life and the history of The American Place Theatre are the subjects of the 2019 documentary It Takes a Lunatic.

Handman died during the COVID-19 pandemic due to complications brought on by COVID-19.

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