David Strathairn

Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics

David Strathairn has been working as an actor in theatrical, film, and television productions since 1980. Predominantly in the US. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for Good Night, and Good Luck, and won an Emmy and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Temple Grandin. His film credits are numerous. However, Strathairn values his collaborations with the many playwrights whom he has had the privilege of meeting, which include Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Wajdi Mouawad, Clarke Young and Derek Goldman, Tony Kushner, Bryan Doerries, and Richard Nelson, as highly as his work with screenwriters and directors, which include John Sayles, George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Steven Spielberg, Hossein Amini, and James Watkins. At present, he is collaborating with Clarke Young, Derek Goldman and the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics on a piece about the Polish resistance fighter and messenger to the world, Jan Karski.

Performer Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics