Directors Haven

Three emerging directors speak on their experience as part of the Director's Haven program in Chicago.

Finding My Place as a Director
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Finding My Place as a Director

Getting Out of the Way of the Work

3 June 2017

Zach Weinberg writes about discovering his role as an adaptor, collaborator, and director.

How Do You Define Success?
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How Do You Define Success?

27 May 2017

Alyssa White writes about being an early career director in Chicago, and re-discovering her love of the work.

On Diversity Hiring
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On Diversity Hiring

Choosing the “Best” Person for the Job

20 May 2017

Director Carol Ann Tan explores her reaction to the question of whether it's easier for her to get work because she's Asian.

To Be a Director
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To Be a Director

5 May 2016

Arianna Soloway writes about her struggle to self-define as a director when she works full-time as a real estate agent.

How Can We Foster the Voices of Early Career Directors?
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How Can We Foster the Voices of Early Career Directors?

24 April 2016

JD Caudill writes about his personal experiences navigating Chicago as an early career director, and asks how the field can better support such artists.

You Have to Want It
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You Have to Want It

Diversity in Ensemble Theatres

10 April 2016

Monty Cole addresses ensembles who say they want to diversify, and his recent experience directing The Hairy Ape.

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