A native Chicagoan, Lili-Anne Brown works as a director, actor and educator, both locally and regionally. The former artistic director of Bailiwick Chicago, she directed Dessa Rose, Passing Strange, See What I Wanna See (Steppenwolf Theatre Garage Rep), and the world premiere of Princess Mary Demands Your Attention by Aaron Holland, while producing several other award-winning shows during her tenure. Other directing credits include the world premieres of Ike Holter’s Lottery Day (Goodman Theatre) and Put Your House In Order (La Jolla Playhouse), The Color Purple (Drury Lane Oakbrook), P.Y.G. or the Mis-edumacation of Dorian Belle (Jackalope Theatre), The Total Bent (Haven Theatre), Caroline, or Change (Firebrand Theatre), Tilikum by Kristiana Colon (world premiere, Sideshow Theatre), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (American Blues Theatre), Hairspray (Skylight Music Theatre), The Wolf at the End of the Block (16th Street Theatre), Marie Christine (Boho Theatre), Peter and the Starcatcher (Metropolis Performing Arts), The Wiz (Kokandy Productions), Xanadu (American Theatre Company), Jabari Dreams of Freedom by Nambi E. Kelley (world premiere, Chicago Children’s Theatre), American Idiot (Northwestern University); the national tour of Jesus Snatched My Edges; and Little Shop of Horrors, Unnecessary Farce, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, and The 25th…Spelling Bee, among others, at Timber Lake Playhouse. She is a member of SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, a graduate of Northwestern University, and represented by William Morris Endeavor.