Jonathan Berry

Jonathan Berry is an artistic producer at Steppenwolf as well as the director of their 10 week actor training intensive. Steppenwolf directing credits include: The Children, You Got Older, Constellations, the SYA productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Crucible and A Separate Peace, and the world premiere of Melinda Lopez’s Gary. Ensemble member at Steep Theatre where productions include: Red Rex, Birdland, Earthquakes in London, Posh, The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle, If There Is I Haven’t Found it Yet, The Knowledge, Festen, Moment, The Hollow Lands and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Company member at The Griffin where productions include: The Harvest, Winterset, Pocatello, Balm in Gilead, Golden Boy, The Burnt Part Boys, Spring Awakening, Punk Rock, Port, and On the Shore of the Wide World, Company, Picnic, Time and the Conways, Dead End, The Hostage and Journey’s End. Assistant Director for Anna D. Shapiro’s Broadway productions of Of Mice and Men and This is our Youth. Gift Theatre: World premieres of Dirty and Suicide, Incorporated by Andrew Hinderaker, as well as Shakespeare’s Othello. Goodman Theatre: The Solid Sand Below and The World of Extreme Happiness for New Stages Festival. Other work includes: American Theatre Company: Kill Floor, American Blues: Little Shop of Horrors and Sideman; Redtwist: Look Back in Anger and Reverb, Chicago Dramatists: I am Going to Change the World, Jackalope Theatre’s The Casuals, Strawdog’s Conversations on a Homecoming, Remy Bumppo: The Marriage of Figaro, Theatre Mir: The Sea and Caucasian Chalk Circle, Lifeline Theater: The Piano Tuner. He pursued his MFA in directing from Northwestern University and has taught at University of Michigan, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Act One Studios, Columbia College and The School at Steppenwolf.

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