Richard Shavzin* (Director) is beyond thrilled to help birth this play. Other world premieres include Marisa Wegrzyn’s Ten Cent Night (Chicago Dramatists); Defamation, Tops or Bottoms and Fallout (Canamac Productions); Beat The Jester and Slaphappy (Beat The Jester Productions), Changing Rainbows (Red Wolf Theatre), Klub Kokomo (PS Theatricals), and Studs Terkel’s Race (adapted by Jamie Pachino) at Strawdog Theatre, where he was the Artistic Director from 1993-1998. Also at Strawdog he won a Jeff for Direction for Burn This, and directed the Jeff-nominated productions of Criminal Hearts; Cat’s-Paw; The Big Funk; A Mother, a Daughter and a Gun; Skeletons; and Hurlyburly, which won Jeffs for Ensemble, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress. Richard also helmed Vick’s Boy (ATC/American Blues), the musical Any Someone At All (Second City’s Skybox Theater), and two readings of the new musical The Dreamer and the Devil. He’s an Associate Artist at Chicago Dramatists and American Blues.
*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors and managers