Marti Lyons

Marti Lyons is thrilled to return to Victory Gardens Theater (VGT) where she most recently directed Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee and Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías. Marti is excited to direct How to Defend Yourself for VGT as part of a co-production of the play that premiered at the 2019 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Marti has directed The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess (Writers Theatre), Witch by Jen Silverman (Geffen Playhouse in LA, Writers Theatre in Chicago); Botticelli In The Fire by Jordan Tannahill (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company); The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe and Kings by Sarah Burgess (Studio Theater); Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (The Court Theatre); The Merry Wives of Windsor (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks); Short Shakes! Macbeth and Short Shakes! Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Wit (The Hypocrites); The City of Conversation by Anthony Giardina (Northlight Theatre Company). She directed Wondrous Strange by Meg Miroshnik, Martyna Majok, Jen Silverman and Jiehae Park (2016 Humana Festival) and Title And Deed by Will Eno (Lookingglass Theatre Company). Other projects include Laura Marks’ Bethany, Marks’ Mine and Will Nedved’s Body and Blood (The Gift Theatre); Catherine Treischmann’s Hot Georgia Sunday and Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar (Haven Theatre); Prowess by Ike Holter, The Peacock by Calamity West and The Last Duck by Lucas Neff (Jackalope Theatre); The Play About My Dad by Boo Killebrew (Raven Theatre); Give it all Back by Calamity West, Mai Dang Lao by David Jacobi, 9 Circles by Bill Cain, Maria/Stuart by Jason Grote, and co-directed The Golden Dragon (Sideshow Theatre). Next Marti will direct The Scarlett Letter by Kate Hamill (South Coast Repertory Theatre), The Moors by Jen Silverman (A Red Orchid Theatre) and Sense and Sensibility (American Players Theatre). Marti was the 2015 Maggio Fellow at the Goodman Theatre. She is an ensemble member at The Gift Theatre, an Artistic Associate with Sideshow Theatre and a proud member of SDC. www.martilyons.com

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