Welcome to the Women Directors of DC Series! Over the next week, you'll be introduced to a wide range of women directors. Among these women are directors at the beginning their artistic journeys, bravely exploring their vision; mid-career directors making a name for themselves in the D.C. area and beyond; and seasoned directors who've achieved critical acclaim and great success.
Their ability to bring characters to life on stage, to evoke powerful lasting images and to execute the fine work of new, emerging and established playwrights is what distinguishes them. And each of these women is helping to shape the landscape of American Theatre with their artistic vision, mastery and dedication to theatre.
As with the Women Playwrights of DC Series, it is my hope that these interviews will serve others who are making their way as directors in the Nation's Capital, and perhaps beyond. And as all of you artistic directors begin to line up directors for next season, please keep these sharp, talented, courageous, and passionate women directors on your radars!
Karin Abromaitis is a director; performer; movement, fight and dance choreographer; teacher; potter and metalworker. She is currently on the faculty of George Washington University and University of Maryland, and often teaches for Georgetown University, Montgomery College, and the Theatre Lab. From 1999-2007, she traveled around the country leading professional development workshops for the Kennedy Center. Karin has directed and done movement consulting, coaching and fight and dance choreography for many area theaters, including Round House Theatre, Theatre J, Everyman Theater, Constellation Theatre, ACTCo, YPT, Tsunami, Woolly Mammoth, Adventure Theater and Imagination Stage. Movement and choreography credits include Around the World in 80 Days at Round House Theater, Shipwrecked at Everyman Theater, If You Give a Pig a Pancake (Helen Hayes Award), If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (Helen Hayes nomination), and Twas the Night Before Christmas, at Adventure Theatre. She directed 5 Little Monkeys last season and will be directing The Cat in the Hat this June at Adventure Theater. She is a member of SDC and ATME.
Lise has been a professional actor and director for 25 years, having arrived in DC via St. Louis, the Bay Area, London, and NYC. A founding member of the Taffety Punks, Lise has helmed their All Girl productions of Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure and Romeo and Juliet; Bootleg Shakespeares (full productions rehearsed and performed in one day)Two Noble Kinsmen, Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline and Henry the VIII; and World Premieres of Owl Moon, Let X, and The Devil in his Own Words. For Pinky Swear she directed Freakshow and Be Here Now, and for the Arena Stage Albee Festival, a more-staged-than-not reading of Tiny Alice. As an actor, previous area appearances include Legacy of Light at Arena Stage; An Ideal Husband, Ion, Othello and The Winter's Tale at the Shakespeare Theatre; My Name Is Asher Lev, The Book Club Play and Alice at Round House; and at CenterStage The Murder of Isaac, Blithe Spirit, Mrs. Warren's Profession, and Mary Stuart. She has performed in regional theatres across the country, such as Cleveland Playhouse, the Old Globe, ACT, Seattle Rep, the Wilma, Triad Stage, Berkeley Rep, and A Traveling Jewish Theatre; and for the St. Louis, Alabama, Chicago, Santa Cruz, and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals. Lise trained at RADA, and is proud to be a Taffety Punk.
Kasi Campbell has directed readings and/or productions for the Kennedy Center, Rep Stage, Theatre J, Theatre Alliance, WSC Avant Bard, Washington Stage Guild, Source Theatre, Spooky Action Theatre, the former National Puppetry Center, Groton Center for the Arts, University of Connecticut, Catholic University and Indiana University of Pa. Her local productions have garnered 31 Helen Hayes nominations (including four for Outstanding Director, two for Outstanding Production and two for Outstanding Ensemble) and 7 Helen Hayes Awards (received Outstanding Director Award in 2004). Of the 34 productions she has mounted locally, some favorites include The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Yellowman, Arcadia, Travels with My Aunt, The Dazzle, God’s Ear, In the Heart of America, Bach at Leipzig, Hamlet, The Seagull, The Violet Hour, Faith Healer, The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Lonesome West, The Judas Kiss, The Swan, Translations, Kimberly Akimbo, Neville’s Island, Da, Jeffrey and The Road to Mecca. She is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Howard Community College and served as the Associate Artistic Director of Rep Stage during its first 14 years. In the past, she has designed masks/props for the Washington Ballet, designed and performed puppetry for 3 years on an NBC children’s series, served as a theatre panelist for the Maryland State Arts Council and worked as a grants administrator for the NEA. She holds a masters degree in theatre from University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University of Pa.
Renana Fox is a director, performer, and teaching artist hailing from Chicago. Most recently she directed BOOM! for Artists Initiative at Olney Theatre Lab. She has directed staged readings for Spooky Action, Imagination Stage, and Inkwell. She has also assistant directed for Infinity Theatre, Lean & Hungry Theater, Imagination Stage, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater, and New York Stage and Film. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with majors in Theater Arts and Psychology and has interned at the Goodman Theater, Powerhouse Theater, and Imagination Stage.
LEE MIKESKA GARDNER
Lee Mikeska Gardner is an award winning actor and director who has made D.C. her home base. Her directing career spans from classical to contemporary works, musicals and plays in development. As an Artistic Associate for Woolly Mammoth for 10 years, Lee directed 9 productions and earned a Helen Hayes nomination for Life During Wartime, Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, and After Ashley. With the Washington Stage Guild Lee won a Washington Theatre Lobby Award for her direction of T.S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party. As an actor Lee has 4 Helen Hayes nominations and won the award for Mary in Charter Theatre’s A House in the Country. Lee was in theatre management for 10 years before she rebooted her artistic passion by earning her M.F.A./Acting from Catholic University in 2011. She is, again, freelancing hither and yon.
Elissa Goetschius is a multidisciplinary artist with a strong focus on theatre and performance-based interactive installations. In theatre, she recently directed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Glass Mind Theatre as well as A BRIEF NARRATIVE OF AN EXTRAORDINARY BIRTH OF RABBITS by C. Denby Swanson and NIGHT SWEATS with the EMP Collective, an interdisciplinary company in Baltimore. In DC, she and developed and directed REFLECTIONS, a tour of short plays written by patients at St. Elizabeths Hospital, with Andrew Wassenich, produced by Wandering Souls and co-directed AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN with Michael Dove at Forum Theatre. Her ongoing collaboration with playwright Liz Maestri includes development of the plays SOMERSAULTING, TINDERBOX, and FALLBEIL. Recent non-theatre projects include collaborating on the inaugural issue of 24 Magazine and “Layered Portraits,” a mixed-media installation piece for the 24 Hour City Project first presented at the Intelligent Cities Conference and again as part of Digital Capital Week. Formerly the Literary Manager at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Elissa developed many world premieres and second productions including Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl, boom by Peter Nachtrieb, and Fever/Dream by Sheila Callaghan. She has worked as a dramaturg at Portland Center Stage, Marin Theatre Company, Florida Stage, Rorschach Theatre, Forum Theatre, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She has also worked for Manhattan Theatre Club, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, studied at the British American Drama Academy, and holds a degree in English from Columbia University.
Ty is a South Louisiana transplant who has been active in the DC area theatre community for nearly 10 years. She is a resident actor at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) where her prior roles include Lady Fidget in The Country Wife, Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac, and Imogen in Cymbeline. This past summer, she had the great pleasure of Assistant Directing Pride &Prejudice with Isabelle Anderson. Ty recently joined the staff of Pallas Theatre Collective where she serves as Casting Director and will direct The Tragical Mirth of Marriage & Love : Short Scenes by Anton Chekhov in July 2013. In addition to CSC and Pallas, Ty has had the privilege of working with artists at The Studio Theatre, Venus Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, American Century Theater, Molotov Theatre Group, Eleventh Hour Productions, Red Eye Gravy Theatre Company, Grain of Sand Theatre Company and The Capital Fringe Festival. Ty has a bachelor's degree in Theare from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and has trained at The Globe Theatre and The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory. Prior to moving to DC, Ty spent two years in the Education Department at the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville, FL helping run their spring and summer camps for elementary students and team teaching the Hippodrome Improvisational Teen Theatre (H.I.T.T.) program. Ty is also a guide for Washington Walks and leads tours of Lafayette Square Park and Dupont Circle. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring.
Director, Eleanor Holdridge has Off-Broadway productions that include Steve & Idi, (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Cycling Past The Matterhorn (Clurman Theatre), The Imaginary Invalid, and Mary Stuart (Pearl Theatre Company). Regional credits include Gee’s Bend (Arden Theatre); Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Lettice And Lovage, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Taming Of The Shrew (Shakespeare & Company). The Crucible (Perseverance Theatre), Educating Rita, Noises Off and Art (Triad Stage), Julius Caesar and Macbeth (Milwaukee Shakespeare), Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Alabama Shakespeare), Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare St. Louis), Henry V (Shakespeare on the Sound), Betrayal (Portland Stage), and Lion In Winter (Northern Stage). Her DC area productions include Double Indemnity (Roundhouse Theatre),The Gaming Table (Folger) Pygmalion (Everyman Theatre); Something You Did and Body Awareness (Theatre J); and Much Ado About Nothing (Taffety Punk). Eleanor has been as Artistic Director for the Red Heel Theatre Company, Resident Assistant Director at the Shakespeare Theatre and Resident Director at New Dramatists. She has worked at the Yale School of Drama, NYU and the Juilliard School and currently heads the Directing Department at Catholic University. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama. Eleanor’s upcoming projects this season are Zorro at Constellation Theatre, and God of Carnage at Everyman Theatre.
Amber Jackson works as a director, actor, writer, and producer of both theatre and film. She grew up in North Carolina, where she attended Gardner-Webb University and received her BA in Theatre Arts and Religious Studies. After paying her dues in small theatres in both North Carolina and Ontario, Canada, Amber pursued her graduate studies at Baylor University, where she received an MFA in Directing. While living in Texas, she co-founded the Dallas-based Rite of Passage Theatre company, which is now in its fourth season. She has been a panelist and presenter at the Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) on two occasions, and published articles and interviews in Texas Theatre Journal and Ecumenica Theatre Journal. Since moving to the DC area, she has been proud to work with Constellation Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, Inkwell Theatre, Source Festival, Faction of Fools, and Active Cultures. She is a company member at Constellation, and the newest member of the team of producers at Inkwell. She works full-time at WILL Interactive, where she has written and directed over a dozen interactive films for clients such as the US Army, the Department of Health and Human Services, and Fannie Mae. She also produces and directs two live, interactive shows in Fort Hood, Texas, which target Domestic Violence and Suicide Prevention to tens of thousands of soldiers each year. www.amber-jackson.com
Jess Jung is a director and teaching artist, as well as serves as Associate Producer of CulturalDC’s Source Festival. Directing credits include the Hangar Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Young Playwrights’ Theatre, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, the Inkwell, Rorschach Theatre, Walden Theatre, and The Theatre School. Dramaturgy credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Young Playwrights’ Theatre. Jess is a YPT company member and proud recipient of the Drama League Directors Project fellowship. She earned her MFA in Directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University and has also studied with the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. Check out her website, jessjungdirecting.com.
D.C. native Jessica Lefkow is a performer and director collaborating extensively on new works. Notably, she directed the World Premiere of the Helen Hayes Award-winning Honey Brown Eyes by Stefanie Zadravec for Theater J, (Best New Play 2009). Other Washington-area directing credits; Hercules In Russia, TETHER, (Doorway Arts Ensemble); Frida Vice Versa, Margarita, Tales of Doomed Love, Not Your Granny’s Revolution, Letters to Clio, Part Two, (Capital Fringe Festivals); Red Herring, Mousetrap (1st Stage), The F Word, (Workshop Production with The Inkwell); Dear Sara Jane, (The Hub Theater); House of Blue Leaves, (Montgomery College, Rockville); BENCHED (independently produced with Allyson Currin, Beth Hylton & Liz Mamana). Jessica’s directing work has also appeared in the New York Fringe, All for One, and Source Ten-Minute Play Festivals. Readings and workshops include projects with Theater J, Washington Shakespeare Company, Theatre of the First Amendment, Spooky Action Theatre Company, WWIT. She is a co-conspiritor with dog&ponydc, appearing in their productions of Courage and Beertown, and serving as a creative conspirator on Separated At Birth. Jessica has also taught, performed and directed in Hong Kong, Beijing, Hanoi, Nicosia, and New Delhi. Jessica holds a BFA Acting degree from The Catholic University of America. She is a Teaching Artist with Young Playwright’s Theater and the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. www.jessicalefkow.com
Heather McDonald is a director and playwright. Her plays include An Almost Holy Picture, When Grace Comes In, Dream of a Common Language, Available Light, The Rivers and Ravines, Faulkner’s Bicycle, The Two Marys, Rain and Darkness and, upcoming, The Suppressed-Desire Ball (developed at Sundance Ucross Writers Retreat). Her work has been produced on Broadway and Off and at such theatres as The Roundabout Theatre, Arena Stage, The McCarter Theatre, Center Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Indiana Rep, California Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre, Signature Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Actors Theatre of Louisville – Humana Festival of New Plays, The La Jolla Playhouse and internationally in Italy, Spain, Portugal, England and Mexico. Her most recent work, STAY, is the result of a two-year collaboration with choreographer Susan Shields. Ms. McDonald wrote the libretto for the opera, “The End of the Affair,” adapted from the novel by Graham Greene. She and composer Jake Heggie (“Dead Man Walking”) were commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and the opera premiered at HGO and went on to have several more productions. She has also directed many productions, most recently Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” a steampunk version of “The Elephant Man,” “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonogh and the world premiere of “Two-Bit Taj Mahal” by Paul D’Andrea. The production she directed of “Dream of a Common Language” was nominated for eight Helen Hayes Awards (including Best Direction) and won four Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Resident Production. Her work has been honored with a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize, three NEA Playwriting Fellowships, The First Prize Kesselring Award and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She has written and sold two screenplays “Rocket 88” and “Walking After Midnight” and is at work on a new project for television, “GOLD.” She received her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is Professor of Theater at George Mason University.
Ali Miller is a director with a specialty in devised theatre. She has helmed these collaboratively written projects for Arena Stage’s Community Engagement programs, Imagination Stage’s Speak-Out on Stage Ensemble, Firebelly Productions and the South Asian Performing Arts Network and Institute. Last year, she co-directed the devised musical The Eleventh Face: Ravana’s Untold Story while resident director at SAPAN. She also co-directed and co-produced the yearlong devised project How to Be a Human, which culminated in a critically acclaimed run at the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival. Other directing credits include multiple projects for Active Cultures Theatre, Dust for Imagination Stage, Proof for Firebelly Productions and Toujours Paris at the inaugural Capital Fringe Festival. She trained with The Atlantic Theater Company in Manhattan and holds a theatre degree from The College of William and Mary. Ali is the managing director of American Ensemble Theater where she also works as an artist.
JENNIFER L. NELSON
Jennifer L Nelson is currently Director of Special Programming at Ford’s Theatre. Prior to this appointment she was the founding Producing Artistic Director of the African Continuum Theatre Company, Washington D.C.’s only professional black theatre company. During that eleven year tenure, she produced twenty plays, multiple readings and other events. Ms. Nelson is a commended playwright and published poet. Her musical play Torn from the Headlines was awarded the 1996 Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award for Most Outstanding New Play. Her three-minute telephone play Somebody Call 911 was commissioned by and featured at the 2001 Humana Festival at the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville. Her latest full-length play 24, 7, 365 was produced by Theatre of the First Amendment. Her full-length musical Hubert & Charlie was honored by the 2003 Larry Neal Writers’ Awards and was subsequently produced by the African Continuum Theatre. She has received several commissions to write issue-oriented plays for young audiences, most recently by Ford’s Theatre to bring to life historical character Elizabeth Keckly (2011 Washington Post Helen Hayes Theatre Award). She has also been commissioned to write short plays for the Theatre Lab; Active Cultures as part of their Sportaculture Festival; the Cultures-in-Motion Program of the National Portrait Gallery; the Education Department of the Corcoran Gallery; the Kennedy Center Program for Families; and Round House Theatre’s HeyDay Players. She is a three-time grantee of the DC Commission on the Arts Individual Artist program, and a recipient of the Mayor’s Arts Awards for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline. As a director, her recent productions include Raisin in the Sun at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore; Necessary Sacrifices at Ford’s Theatre; The Whipping Man at Theatre J. Upcoming productions include: 9 Circles for Forum Theatre and Top Dog/Underdog for Everyman Theatre.
Juanita Rockwel is a writer and director specializing in the development of new work and new forms at such venues as The Ontological, Mabou Mines/Suite, Culture Project, Blue Heron, Bushwick Starr (NYC); Theatre of the First Amendment, Banished? Productions, Source, Capital Fringe, DCAC, Everyman, Theatre Project, Iron Crow, Single Carrot (DC/Balto); Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Arts Center, Jorgenson Theatre, Church Barn Farm (CT); City Theatre (P’burgh); Gas & Electric Arts (Phila); Teatro Municipal (São Paolo, BR); Teatro Abya Yala (San José, CR); RS9 (Budapest); and on National Public Radio. Produced writing includes Between Trains, What’s a Little Death (plays w/songs); The World is Round, Waterwalk (operas); Cave in the Sky (puppets/multimedia); The Circle (audioplay); Lunar Pantoum (dance-theatre); Across the Void, Packing/Pecking, Language Monkey, Quantum Soup, A Table in Hell (short plays); Immortal: The Gilgamesh Variations (multi-playwright adaptation) and Playing Dead (translation w/Yury Urnov from Bros. Presnyakov). As Artistic Director of Hartford’s Company One Theater for six years, Juanita directed dozens of early premieres for stage and radio by Paula Vogel, Suzan-Lori Parks, Rachel Sheinkin, Erik Ehn and Donna diNovelli, as well as her own work. She is a Fulbright Scholar and was recently invited to serve a second term as Fulbright Ambassador. Her artist residencies include Ko Festival of Performance, O’Neill Center’s National Theatre Institute, and the Visual Playwriting Conference (Gallaudet University). She has recceived NEA awards with Gas & Electric Arts and Company One Theater, as well as grants and awards from a variety of states, cities and private foundations including a MD State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Playwriting. Juanita is a proud member of both the Society of Directors and Choreographers and the Dramatists Guild.
TONI RAE SALMI
Toni Rae has been acting in the DC area since 1999. Prior to that, she was a two-year company member with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. She is currently Resident Director for Pinky Swear Productions, where she has directed Cabaret XXX: Love the One You're With, Carol's Christmas, and Cabaret XXX: Les Femmes Fatales (Pick of the Fringe: Best Musical). Previous acting credits include Blood Wedding (Mother-In-Law), Constellation Theatre Company; Romeo & Juliet (Nurse), Measure for Measure (Lucio), and Julius Caesar (Calphurnia), Taffety Punk Theatre Company; Mulan (Mushu) and Junie B. Jones and A Little Monkey Business (Lucille/Mom--Helen Hayes Nomination), Imagination Stage; Homokay's Medea (Medea), Venus Theatre, The Spitfire Grill (Percy), Theater Alliance; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Mrs. Bucket), The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences; One Good Marriage (Steph), MetroStage; Man of LaMancha (Aldonza), Keegan Theatre, and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Iris), The American Century Theater. Toni holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from Miami University and is still trying to find time to create her one-woman cabaret.
Shirley Serotsky is the Director of Literary and Public Programs at Theater J, where she directed the 2011 production of The History of Invulnerability; The Moscows of Nantucket; Mikveh (which received two Helen Hayes Nominations for Best Actress); and The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (which received a 2009 Helen Hayes Nomination for Best New Play). She works as a freelance director in the DC area and beyond, and is particularly interested in the development of new work. Recent directing credits include: a 21/24 Signature Lab Workshop presentation of The Break (Signature Theatre); Working: The Musical (Keegan Theatre); Blood Wedding (Constellation Theatre); Birds of a Feather (which won the 2012 Charles MacArthur Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play—at The Hub Theatre); Juno and the Paycock (Washington Shakespeare Company); a staged reading of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo for the National New Play Network at Arena Stage; This is Not a Timebomb (The Source Festival); Reals, Five Flights and Two Rooms (Theater Alliance); Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) and We Are Not These Hands (Catalyst Theater); References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Rorschach Theater, for which she received a 2007 Helen Hayes nomination for outstanding direction); Sovereignty (The Humana Festival of New Plays); Cautionary Tales for Adults and the Many Adventures of Trixie Tickles (2007 CapFringe); LUNCH (2007 New York Musical Theater Festival & 2006 CapFringe), Titus! The Musical. (2009 Capfringe and Source Theatre). Training: BFA, North Carolina School of the Arts. Shirley was a member of the 2002 Designer/Director Workshop with Ming Cho Lee; the 2003 Lincoln Center Director's Lab; and was a 2001/2001William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellows at the Kennedy Center.
LYNN SHARP SPEARS
Lynn Sharp Spears is a director, performer, designer and teacher. Lynn has created with Arena Stage, The Atlas Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The National Theatre, The Olney Theatre, Source Theatre, The Studio Theatre, Tobys, WSC Avant Bard, Networks and Troika National Touring Companies, The Learning Channel, The History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic and more. Lynn’s artwork is in private collections in the United States, Canada and Australia. She painted and sculpted the Pollinarium for The National Zoo, was Production Designer for the World Premiere, “Song of Eddie”, which was considered by the 2004 Pulitzer Committee, and has masks on permanent exhibit in the library at Penn State University. Lynn was Artistic Director of Adventure Theater 2002-2003 and serves on the Board of Directors for The International Center for Sustainable Development. She is also the founder and director of Summer Theater Experience an organization that focuses on helping young people age 12-17 find their creative “Voice”, which is based at Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA.
Catherine Tripp holds degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). In Scotland, she was the co-founder of the award winning company Third From the Left. Since returning to Washington, DC, she has worked with a number of companies around DC, including Venus Theatre, Hope Operas, Active Cultures and The Hub Theatre. She is a proud company member of Rorschach Theatre, where she directed Brainpeople by Jose Rivera in their 2009 season. In the summer of 2011, she directed The Making of A Modern Folk Hero by Martin Zimmerman for The CUDC’s Source Festival. Most recently, she directed the world premiere of Fengar Gale’s The Gallerist. In her day job, she produces interactive training videos.
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