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Mitchell Polonsky, a Junior from Cincinnati, Ohio, is concentrating in Theater, Dance, and Media and English. He is thrilled to be directing Die Fledermaus for his first production with Harvard College Opera. Favorite Harvard directing credits include Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, Harold Pinter’s The Room, and his Freshman Musical, All’s Faire. This summer Mitchell assisted English National Opera Artistic Director Daniel Kramer on his production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Ghent. Most recently, he toured in Paris, Hamburg, Porto, and Brussels as the Assistant Director of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, a production commissioned for visual artist Tania Bruguera by the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Le Festival d’Automne, and the Biennial of Contemporary Arts. He has also worked as an artistic intern for the American Repertory Theater and the Wooster Group. Upcoming, Mitchell is directing a double bill of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck and Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo in the central courtyard of the Fogg Art Museum, and in April he will be directing a new translation of Sophocles’ Antigone in the Harvard Football Stadium.