Paul Lazar co-founded the BESSIE and OBIE Award-winning Big Dance Theater in 1991 with Annie-B Parson and Molly Hickok. His work with Big Dance includes conceiving, directing and/or performing in such works as Comme Toujours Here I Stand, Plan B, and Mac Wellman's Antigone. At Classic Stage, Mr. Lazar directed Don Juan Comes Homes From the War (von Horvath) and Orestes (Euripides). He has performed in The Wooster group's North Atlantic, Brace Up, Emperor Jones, and The Hairy Ape, and also in The Three Sisters at Classic Stage, Young Jean Lee's Lear, Marie Irene Fornes' Mud, and Richard Maxwell's Cowboys and Indians. Film roles include Silence of the Lambs, Married to the Mob, and The Host. He teaches at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.