World Premiere

The Notebook

A New Musical

September 6

October 30, 2022

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

Schele Williams


SCHELE WILLIAMS CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE: Debut. Williams is director of the 2023 revival of Aida (Disney Theatrical Group), the upcoming 2024 Broadway revival of The Wiz, along with new musicals Mandela a Revolutionary Musical (New Vic Theatre, 2022), and the world premiere of Hidden Figures. Williams has directed at regional theaters and festivals across the country and has a long history of work on Broadway in Rent, Aida, and Motown: The Musical. Passionate about pairing social justice with the arts, Schele is a founding member of Black Theatre United, an organization committed to dismantling systemic racism on our streets and stages. She is the author of the 2022 award-winning children’s book Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History.

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