Meet the artists at the heart of Word for Word’s production of All Aunt Hagar’s Children. Your generosity helps them breathe life into Jones’ story as they bring it from the page to the stage.
Edward P. Jones, Author
The New York Times bestselling author has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short listed for the National Book Award. His second collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. He has been an instructor of fiction writing at a range of universities, including Princeton. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Stephanie Hunt, Director and Charter Member of Word for Word
Stephanie is a director, actor, and teacher. For Word for Word, she directed the long-running, award-winning production of Tobias Wolff’s Bullet in the Brain and Lady’s Dream as well as Cornell Woolrich’s noir thriller Angel Face. At the University of San Francisco, she directed her adaptation of Alice Munro’s short story The View from Castle Rock. As an actor, she has originated roles in stories by Upton Sinclair, Angela Carter, Tobias Wolff, Andrew Sean Greer, Susan Glaspell, Virginia Woolf, and Colm Tóibín. In the Bay Area, Stephanie has acted at the Magic Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Encore Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Campo Santo, and was a founding member of the improv group Pulp Playhouse, which played at the Eureka Theatre. Stephanie holds an M.F.A. from American Conservatory Theater and a B.A. from San Francisco State University, but originally she studied and performed at the Back Alley Theater on F Street and 7th NW in Washington, DC.
Margo Hall, Assistant Director
Aunt Penny, Minnie Parsons
Margo is an award winning actor/director/playwright and is excited to be back as a performer with Word for Word where she has directed, acted, and taught. Most recently, she was seen onstage in Fences at California Shakespeare Theater, and directed Red Velvet for SF Playhouse. Other credits include Gem of the Ocean, Fences and Seven Guitars for Marin Theatre Company, Ah, Wilderness! and Marcus or the Secret of Sweet at American Conservatory Theater, The Motherf*#ker With the Hat for SF Playhouse, Twelfth Night, A Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Spunk for California Shakespeare Theater and Trouble in Mind at the Aurora Theatre . She is a founding member of Campo Santo, and has directed, performed and collaborated on several new plays with Naomi Iizuka, Jessica Hagedorn, Phillip Kan Gotanda, and Octavio Solis.