Jonathan Wilson (Director) is a Professor of Theatre and Drama in Loyola University Chicago’s Theatre Department. He has also been actively involved in the professional theatre in Chicago and around the country. In Chicago, his work has been seen at the Court, Goodman, Northlight, Organic, Pegasus, Steppenwolf, and Victory Gardens theatre companies. Outside Chicago, he has directed successful productions at the Circle-in-the-Square in New York, the Arena Stage in Washington D.C., the Hartford Stage in Connecticut, the Alley Theatre in Houston, the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati. In past seasons, Jonathan has directed such hit shows as August Wilson's MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM and JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, Howard Sackler's THE GREAT WHITE HOPE, Jeff Stetson's FRATERNITY, Duke Ellington's JUMP FOR JOY, Dr. Endesha Holland's FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA, A. R. Gurney’s SYLVIA, Alfred Uhry’s DRIVING MISS DAISY a benefit starring Miss Oprah Winfrey at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and another starring Bill Curtis at the Art Institute. Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS and LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT for the Organic Theatre Company, Athol Fugard's PLAYLAND for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Shakespeare’s HAMLEY, Elmer Rice’s THE ADDING MACHINE, and Thornton Wilder’s THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH for Loyola University Chicago. Most recently, Jonathan has directed August Wilson’s FENCES at the Hartford Stage, Connecticut, the Dallas Theatre Center, and the Portland Center Stage, Oregon, Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Loyola University Chicago, Derek Walcott’s PANTOMIME and August Wilson’s TWO TRAINS RUNNING for Pegasus Players, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM for the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and JITNEY for the Alley Theatre in Houston, Imamu Baraka’s DUTCHMAN, Sophocles’ OEDIPUS THE KING and ELECTRA for the Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut, August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS for the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Alley Theatre (Houston), John Henry Redwood’s THE OLD SETTLER, John Steinbeck’s OF MICE AND MEN and Carson McCullers’ THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING for the Organic Theatre Company, Arthur Miller’s A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Christopher Hampton’s LES LIASIONS DANGEREUSES, Anton Chekhov’s THREE SISTERS, and Jean Giradoux’s THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT for Loyola University.