Director, King Lear
William Brown returns to APT where he has directed seventeen productions including last season's A Streetcar Named Desire. Other APT productions include The Importance of Being Earnest ,Travesties, All My Sons, Troilus and Cressida, The Critic, Another Part of the Forest, Comedy of Errors, Night of the Iguana, The Matchmaker, and The Cherry Orchard. Bill lives in Chicago, where he is a Resident Director at Writers Theatre. He has directed sixteen shows there, most recently Company, Doubt, Port Authority, The Liar, and A Little Night Music. Bill co-wrote and directed the world premiere of To Master the Art, a play about Julia and Paul Child in Paris, for TimeLine Theatre. He is an Associate Artist at TimeLine, where he most recently directed the world premiere of Susan Felder’s Wasteland. He has also directed at Goodman, Court, Northlight, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Rep and Notre Dame. He has happily spent two residencies at the University of Illinois in Urbana, where he taught Shakespeare and directed The Grapes of Wrath and last year’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore. He is proud to have directed fifteen plays for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. Bill received a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Director for The Liar, a Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Henry Kissinger in Nixon’s Nixon (both at Writers,) and the 2010 Spirit of Diversity Award from Actors Equity. He was named an Artist of the Year for Theatre by the Chicago Tribune. His website is williambrowndirector.com.
Member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, an Independent Labor Union