Aaron Todd Douglas


Aaron Todd Douglas

Aaron Todd Douglas is a theatre artist who acts, directs, writes and teaches. Aaron Todd happily relocated to the Twin Cities and is currently the Director of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Acting Program.

Previously based in Chicago, Aaron Todd is a Founding Ensemble Member and was a Playwright-in-Residence, and longtime Associate Artistic Director of Congo Square Theatre Company.

He is a member in good standing of AEA and SAG/AFTRA, and has served several times as an NEA Art Works Panelist. He was the inaugural Next Generation Management Fellow at Victory Gardens Theater.

He was a member of the acting faculty at Northwestern University, and prior to that he spent a number of years at Loyola University where he began his academic career. While at Loyola, he designed and led The Arts Infusion Initiative, an enterprise providing professional development to a cohort of 45+ teaching artists from 12 non-profit arts organizations throughout the city of Chicago serving justice system related youth, 40% of which resided within juvenile detention.

In addition to his academic and leadership pursuits, he balanced a thriving career as a freelance actor and director in Chicago’s vibrant theatre community, working at its Regional Tony Award winning major stages (Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Victory Gardens) in Chicago’s signature storefront scene (Raven, Chicago Theatre Co, Eclipse, Silk Road Rising), as well as on-camera work in film and network tv (Chicago PD, Resurrecting McGinn(s), He Sends Rain, You’re So Talented).

Aaron Todd made his playwriting debut with Upstate, produced by MPAACT Theatre. He received an International Ibsen Scholarship from The Norwegian Ministry of Culture in cooperation with Teater Ibsen for his play, The Master Comic. The play was also produced by MPAACT Theatre, and went on to win multiple African American Arts Alliance Awards.

Aaron Todd met his wife, Annie in grad school at The University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, and they currently reside in St. Paul, Minnesota with their two amazing daughters.