Rachel Rockwell (Director/Adapter) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she directed The Adventures of Pinocchio and The Emperor's New Clothes. Other Chicago directing /choreography credits include: Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music, Ragtime (Jeff Award for Best Musical and Best Director), Miss Saigon (Jeff nomination for Best Musical and Best Director); Shout! (Jeff nomination for Best Revue), 42nd Street (Jeff nomination for Best Director and Best Musical), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Jeff nomination for Best Musical), Les Misérables (associate director, Jeff Award for Best Musical), A Christmas Carol, Disney's High School Musical, Seussical! the Musical, Disney's Aladdin (Marriott Theatre); Enron (TimeLine Theatre); John and Jen (Apple Tree Theatre); You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown! (Drury Lane Water Tower Place); Leaving Iowa (Fox Valley Repertory); Married Alive and It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Noble Fool Theatricals). Choreography credits include: The King and I (Jeff nomination, Drury Lane Oakbrook); Up, Lost Land, The Cherry Orchard (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); A Chorus Line (Jeff nomination), Houdini and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (Marriott Theatre). Rachel was named Best Director of 2010 by Chicago Magazine.
Kevin Depinet (Scenic Designer) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his credits include: Follies, As You Like It, The Adventures of Pinocchio and The Emperor's New Clothes. Other Chicago credits include productions with: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Writers'; Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook and Chicago Children's Theatre. Broadway credits include associate designer for August: Osage County and The Motherf**ker With the Hat. Regional credits include productions with: American Players Theatre, McCarter Theatre, The Arden Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre and Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Film credits include scenery for Michael Mann's Public Enemies. Upcoming projects include the scenic design for Detroit (National Theatre, London) and the Myth Buster''s Touring Museum exhibit for Discovery Channel this fall. Mr. Depinet studied at Ball State University and the Yale School of Drama, and now serves as an adjunct professor of Design at DePaul University.
Jacqueline Firkins (Costume Designer) makes her Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. Other Chicago credits include productions with: Goodman Theatre, Writer's Theatre, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Children's Theatre, TimeLine Theatre, The House Theatre of Chicago and About Face Theatre. Regional credits include productions with: Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Portland Stage, Portland Center Stage, Marin Theatre Company, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare & Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Brave New World Repertory Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival and Yale School of Drama. Ms. Firkins is a recipient of a 2001 Princess Grace Award. She received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and is a faculty member at Loyola University Chicago.
Jesse Klug (Lighting Designer) returns to Chicago Shakespeare, where his credits include: The Adventures of Pinocchio, Murder for Two, The Emperor's New Clothes, Disney's Aladdin, Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream, CPS Shakespeare! Macbeth, How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?, The Three Musketeers and Seussical! The Musical. Other Chicago credits include: The Marriott Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Broadway in Chicago, Victory Gardens Theater, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Writers' Theatre, American Theatre Company, TimeLine Theatre and Chicago Dramatists. Off Broadway credits include: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Lucile Lortel Award Nomination and Henry Hewes Award Nomination, Second Stage); The Screw Tape Letters (Westside Arts and the national tour); Romulus (Guggenheim Museum); and The Hourglass (NYMF). Regional credits: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Fulton Theatre, Portland Center Stage, BoarsHead Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company. Mr. Klug received an After Dark Award and a Jeff Award. He is the resident lighting designer for Drury Lane Oakbrook, Route 66, and Chicago Tap Theatre. Mr. Klug received a BFA from Columbia College, Chicago.
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