HOPE CLARKE returns for the Alley’s A Christmas Carol. Broadway credits include Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Tempest (also done in Central Park); West Side Story; Grind; Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope; Purlie; and Hallelujah, Baby!, while Off-Broadway credits include The Reckoning; House of Flowers; One Last Look; Othello; A Raisin in the Sun and Dark of the Moon. As a director her work includes In Gathering at Duke Theater Showcase and Hallelujah, Baby! for the Multi Series at York Theatre. Her regional theatre work includes Porgy & Bess for Dallas Opera; The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue; Rough Crossing; A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas; ….Love, Langston; The Colored Museum and Spunk for Hartford Stage; South Pacific and Mack and Mabel for Barrington Stage and Pioneer Theatre; Amistad for Lyric Opera; and The Tempest for Delacourte Theatre; Grey Gardens at Bay Street Theatre and Center Theatre Group, and Roads to Home at Cherry Lane Theatre. She received a Tony nomination (Best Choreography), as well as a Drama-Logue Award, Joseph Calloway Award and the NAACP Image award for best choreography for Jelly’s Last Jam. She was the first black director and choreographer to do a major tour of Porgy & Bess and the Dance Jazz version for Dallas Black Theatre.