DAISY VON SCHERLER MAYER (Director) Before directing PARTY
GIRL, her first feature, Mayer worked extensively in New York
theater, having recently directed "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
at the Annex Theater Company. She also directed "The Candidate"
at the Atlantic Theater Company and assistant directed that company's
production of David Mamet's adaptation of "Three Sisters"
which was directed by William H. Macy. Mayer has worked with the
Obie Award-winning Blue Man Group, directing them in "Tubes"
(for Lincoln Center's "Serious Fun" Festival) and "R
& D" at Soho Repertory Company. Other New York directing
credits include: "Anatomy of Fear" at the Theater Row
Theater, "Ribs" and "Ten Minutes" at the Harold
Clurman Theater, "Kings Must Dance" at Baca Downtown
and at Theater for the New City, "Electra" and "The
Man Diving" at the Hometown Theater and "Those People"
at the Hunter College Theater.
A native New Yorker, Mayer is descended from a long line of film
and theater personalities. Her grandfather, Edwin Justus Mayer,
was a Broadway playwright and screenwriter who wrote Ernst Lubitsch's
TO BE OR NOT TO BE. Mayer's father, Paul Avilo Mayer, created
the soap opera "Ryan's Hope" and her mother, actress
Sasha Von Scherler, has appeared in over 70 plays on and off Broadway,
as well as a leading role in PARTY GIRL.
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