Bay Area Theater

Interview: Jan Hunter, director, “Intimate Apparel” at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

Jan Hunter, director of “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage, produced by the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at the Magic Theatre in Fort Mason, April 1 – 16, 2022, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.

“Intimate Apparel” tells the story of a young black seamstress and her struggles in 1905 New York, her relationships and the way she deals with adversity. In 2004, “Intimate Apparel” won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Play and was one of the highlights of that year’s off-Broadway season.

Jan Hunter has been an actor and director in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas, and spent thirty years as the Director of the Performing Arts Academy at Skyline High School in Oakland. Most recently she performed in the cast of Interlude at New Conservaatory Theatre in San Francisco.