William Brown

Director

William Brown

Director, The Recruiting Officer

The Recruiting Officer marks William Brown’s 20th production at APT. Other productions include last season's Three Sisters, King Lear, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, All My Sons, The Critic, Another Part of the Forest, All My Sons, The Matchmaker, and The Cherry Orchard.  Bill lives in Chicago, where he is a Resident Director at Writers Theatre. He has directed 17 shows there, most recently Moon for the Misbegotten (featuring Jim DeVita), Company, Doubt, 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 where he is an Associate Artist. He has also directed at Goodman, Court, Northlight, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Indiana Rep, Milwaukee Rep and Marriott Lincolnshire. Bill regularly teaches and directs at universities across the country, most recently Animal Farm at the University of Houston. He is very proud to have directed 17 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