Theatre Director and Arts Leader at large.
JOANIE SCHULTZ most recently served as Artistic Director of WaterTower Theatre in Addison, TX, for two years, from January 2017-December 2018. Prior to that, she was a freelance director of theatre and opera based in Chicago. She has directed at theatres that include Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Studio Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Victory Gardens Theater. From 2014 to 2016, Joanie served as Associate Artistic Producer at Victory Gardens Theater, as part of the Leadership U One-on-One Fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation administered through TCG. She was also a Drama League Fellow; the Goodman Theatre Michael Maggio Director Fellow; the SDCF Denham Fellow; and member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. She is an ensemble member at Steep Theatre, Artistic Associate at Victory Gardens Theater, and artistic cabinet member at Studio Theatre in Washington, DC. She received her BA in theatre/directing from Columbia College Chicago and her MFA in theatre directing from Northwestern University.