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September 6

October 30, 2022

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson
book by Bekah Brunstetter
based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks
choreographed by Katie Spelman
directed by Michael Greif & Schele Williams

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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