Chuck SmithWilliam Brown (Director, Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight)

William Brown has directed 14 plays at Writers Theatre, most recently PORT AUTHORITY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and THE LIAR (Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Director). He directed and wrote (with Doug Frew) TO MASTER THE ART: ABOUT JULIA AND PAUL CHILD IN PARIS for TimeLine Theatre, which was remounted at the Broadway Playhouse. In addition, he has directed productions at Goodman, Court, Northlight, Drury Lane, Indiana Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Geva, and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. He’s directed 16 productions at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, WI; most recently a pairing of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST with TRAVESTIES. Brown received a Jeff Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Henry Kissinger in Writers Theatre’s NIXON’S NIXON and the 2010 Spirit of Diversity Award from Actors’ Equity. He was named Chicagoan of the Year for Theatre by the Chicago Tribune.

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