FUR, by Charlotte Miller, Access Theater NYC


Soon after he received an MFA in Directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Labyrinth Theater Company invited Charles to direct a brand new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis. The production was a success, and they did three more main stage premiere’s, including a wonderfully successful production of Mr. Guirgis’s compelling play, Race, Religion, Politics, which starred Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

A production at Luna Stage is a favorite highlight.  The New York Times Review enabled the production to move Off Broadway: “The director, Charles Goforth, knows where the priorities are....Even though these two characters at odds complete a rewarding theatrical journey, the playwright ultimately establishes that what is over may never be over. The Flame Keeper is Luna Stage's finest hour."

When Labyrinth accepted an invitation from New York’s Public Theater to become the company in residence, Charles directed the company’s inaugural production, Dutch Heart of Man. Ben Brantley for the New York Times wrote, “Directed with a steady hand by Charles Goforth, the play is a production of the Labyrinth Theater Company, the exciting troupe that has made its name with…gritty urban dramas…. For a youth culture that has zestfully embraced blue-collar chic—from hard-hat to trailer-park—no theater is hipper than Labyrinth. Dutch Heart of Man should only add to its cachet.”

So that was a beginning. Over twenty-five years with Labyrinth has meant directing over a hundred workshops and staged readings for the company. Charles is also happy to have directed Charlotte Miller’s FUR, at the Access Theater in New York, and to have assisted Jo Bonney at The Public Theater on References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, written by José Rivera, and starring Rosie Perez and John Ortiz.

As part of his directing fellowship with The Drama League, Charles assisted John Tillinger at the Roundabout, and worked with Mr. Neil Simon on the premier of Hotel Suite.

Directing with Labyrinth continues, and most recently Charles has created and directed several student productions for young actors in New York and elsewhere.


New York

The Flame Keeper*

Dutch Heart of Man*

Race, Religion, Politics*


Jesus Hopped the A Train

Scotch & Water*

Swimming Naked*

Roger and Vanessa*

Moonlight Mile*

How the Other Half Loves

Boom, Boom, Boom Boom*

Waiting for Da Bus*

Francisco & Benny*


Swimming Naked*

The Flame Keeper*

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Love and the Piano

Assistant Directing

References to Salvador Dali*

Neil Simon’s Hotel Suite

Road to Mecca dir.

* development and premiere of a new play

The 47th Street Theater

The Public Theater

HERE Arts Center

Access Theater

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Parkside Lounge

Altered Stages

Center Stage

HERE Arts Center

Inner Space Theater

Center Stage

 John Houseman Studio

One Dream Theater

Tamarind Theater, LA

Luna Stage, NJ

Center Theater, Chicago

Vermont Stage Company

The Public Theater, NYC

Roundabout Theater Co, NYC

In  Diana Repertory

Amos Kamil

Robert Glaudini

Stephen Adly Guirgis

Charlotte Miller

Stephen Adly Guirgis

Brett C. Leonard

Fia Perera

Brett C. Leonard

Stephen Adly Guirgis

Alan Ayckbourn

Stephen Adly Guirgis

Stephen Adly Guirgis

Stephen Adly Guirgis


 Fia Perera

Amos Kamil




dir. Jo Bonney

dir. John Tillinger

Amy Saltz


Directing Fellowship from The Drama League, NYC. Member Labyrinth since 1993

Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Jesus Hopped the A Train, by Stephen Adly Guirgis.

Member AEA and SAG-AFTRA since ‘85. Eligible for SSDC Membership if preferred.

Dutch Heart of Man, by Robert Glaudini, The Public Theater

The Flame Keeper, by Amos Kamil, 47th St. Theater

Charles Goforth

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