Director André Gregory (The Designated Mourner, Uncle Vanya, The Master Builder) has lived a rich and peripatetic life onstage and off, much of it recounted in This Is Not My Memoir, written with Todd London, to be released by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in November.

—Rob Weinert-Kendt

At one point in the book you say the theatre belongs on some level to the actors. So why is there a director? What do you add to the process?

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