I reimagine the relationship between artist and audience as host to cherished guest, with the belief that making theater is the purest form of philanthropy.

“People sort of fall in love with his warmth, generosity, his ‘Come, I’ll feed you’ kind of being. It’s so disarming, because you go: ‘Where are the teeth? Where’s the calculation?’ He is what he seems to be.”

- Amy Freed, Pulitzer Prize finalist. The New York Times.

"'[Ed] has served over 1[2],000 home-cooked meals ... Can James Lapine or Joe Mantello say the same? Iskandar is something new, director as party giver."

- Lighting and Sound America