Scott Davis (Scenic and Costume Designer) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his credits include: Cadre, Othello: The Remix (London, Germany, Edinburgh), Beauty and the Beast, Murder for Two, Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet and Short Shakespeare! Macbeth. Other Chicago credits include productions with:Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Garage, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Drury Lane Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Griffin Theatre andNorthwestern University. Regional credits include productions with: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Rep Stage and Dallas Theatre Center. Mr. Davis serves as adjunct faculty at Columbia College having received degrees from the University of Maryland College Park and Northwestern University.
Jesse Klug (Lighting Designer) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater for his thirteenth production including: Cadre, Othello: The Remix (Germany, Edinburgh), Murder for Two, How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?, The Three Musketeers and Seussical! The Musical. Other Chicago credits include productions with: The Marriott Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Broadway in Chicago, Victory Gardens Theater, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre, 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 include productions with: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Fulton Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company. Mr. Klug has received an After Dark Award and a Jeff Award.
James Savage (Sound Designer) is head of the sound department at CST, where over thirty sound design credits include: Othello: The Remix (London, Germany, Edinburgh), Murder for Two (Jeff nomination), Funk It Up About Nothin’ (CST, Edinburgh, Australian tour, London), Disney’s Aladdin, Twelfth Night, Willy Wonka, Othello, Passion, How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back? Hamlet, A Flea in Her Ear, The Princess and the Pea, Seussical! The Musical, Peter Pan, Much Ado About Nothing, A Little Night Music, multiple Short Shakespeare! productions and all seven CPS Shakespeare! productions and work on other productions since 2002. His special effects design credits at CST include Richard III, Macbeth and Cymbeline. He has served as the lead mix engineer with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Regional design credits include sound design for Sondheim’s Saturday Night and assistant sound design for The Hot Mikado (University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music).
Melissa Veal (Wig and Make-up Designer) has designed wigs and makeup for over sixty-five productions at CST, including: Julius Caesar, The School for Lies, Sunday in the Park with George, Othello: The Remix (London, Germany, Edinburgh), Timon of Athens, Elizabeth Rex (Jeff Award nomination), Follies, The Madness of George III (Jeff Award), As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Amadeus, Funk It Up About Nothin’, Othello, Passion, Troilus and Cressida, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (at CST and the Royal Shakespeare Company), Rose Rage: Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3 (at CST and The Duke on 42nd Street), andall seven CPS Shakespeare! productions.She worked for ten seasons with the Stratford Festival, where she received four Tyrone Guthrie Awards, including the Jack Hutt Humanitarian Award. Other Canadian credits include work with: Shaw Festival, Mirvish Productions and The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. Ms. Veal received the 2007 Hurckes Award for Artisans and Technicians.
Sophie Grimm (Additional Vocals) is a Chicago-based actress, songwriter and musician. Chicago credits include productions and workshops with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, The Music Theatre Company and Copley Theatre. She performs with several groups, in recording studios, and on stages around the country. www.sophiegrimm.com
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