Geoff Button

Directing Credits

  • The Harassment of Iris Malloy, by Zak Berkman, for The Detroit Public Theater

  • Cymbeline, by William Shakespeare, Chicago Academy for the Arts

  • Adding Machine: A Musical, by Joshua Schmidt/Jason Loewith, for the Hypocrites

    • Jeff Award Nomination: Best Production of a Musical (Midsize)

    • TimeOut Chicago Theater Award Nominations: Best Production of a Musical, Best Director

  • Three Sisters, by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Geoff Button, for The Hypocrites

  • Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine, for The Hypocrites

  • Coriolanus, by William Shakespeare, for The Hypocrites

  • Marat/Sade, by Peter Weiss, for The National High School Institute (Cherubs)

  • Sugarward, by Sean Graney, for The Side Project

  • Urinetown, by Mark Hollman/Greg Kotis, for North Park University

  • H.M.S. Pinafore, by Gilbert/Sullivan, for Lake Forest College

  • Call My Name, by Geoff Button/David Bell, for The Smithsonian / NAMES Project

  • Princess Power, adapted by Geoff Button, for Northwestern University

  • I Am Bradley Manning, by Sarah Gubbins, for Depaul University

  • Spring Awakening, by Steven Sater/Duncan Sheik, for Northwestern University

  • The Homecoming, by Harold Pinter, for Mary Arrchie Theater Company

  • State of the Union, by Howard Lindsay/Russell Crouse, for Strawdog Theater Company

  • Desire Under the Elms, by Eugene O’Neill, for The Hypocrites

  • True West, by Sam Shepard, for The Hypocrites

    • Non-Equity Jeff Nominations: Best Play, Best Director

  • The Who’s Tommy, by Pete Townsend and Des MacAnuff, for Northwestern University

  • Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner, for Northwestern University

  • Moby Dick: An American Opera, by Doug Katsaros/Mark St. Germain, for American Musical Theatre Project

  • In a Dark Dark House, by Neil LaBute, for Northwestern University

  • Sock Monkey Woyzeck, by Geoff Button (Adaptation), for Northwestern University’s Toy Theatre Festival

  • The Haunted “L”, by The Barrel of Monkeys, for The Hypocrites and The City of Chicago

  • The Devil’s Arithmetic, by Jane Yolen, for Apple Tree Theatre TYA

  • And Then They Came For Me, by James Still, for Apple Tree Theatre TYA

Associate and Assistant Directing Credits

  • Tug of War: Foreign Fire, by William Shakespeare, for Chicago Shakespeare, Dir: Barbara Gaines

  • Tug of War: Civil Strife, by William Shakespeare, for Chicago Shakespeare, Dir: Barbara Gaines

  • King Lear, by William Shakespeare, for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Dir: Barbara Gaines

  • Richard III, by William Shakespeare, for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Dir: Barbara Gaines

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare, for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Dir: David H. Bell

  • The Waa-Mu Show, by Northwestern Students, for Northwestern University, Dir: David H. Bell

  • Amadeus, by Peter Shaffer, for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Dir: Gary Griffin

  • Saved (Workshop), by Freedman/Groff/Dempsey, for Elephant Eye Theatricals, Dir: Gary Griffin

  • Honest, by Eric Simonson, for Steppenwolf Theater, Dir: Eric Simonson

  • My Fair Lady, by Lerner/Loewe, for The Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire, Dir: Dominic Missimi

  • Bye Bye Birdie, by Stewart/Adams/Strauss, for Northwestern University, Dir: Dominic Missimi

  • Dangerous Beauty, by McBroom/Brourman, for The American Musical Theatre Project, Dir: Sheryl Kaller

  • Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, for The Hypocrites, Dir: Sean Graney

  • Happy Days, by Samuel Beckett, for The Hypocrites, Dir: Sean Graney

  • A Going Concern, by Stephen Jeffreys, for Famous Door Theater, Dir: Karen Kessler

Training and Additional Honors

  • Casting Director/Associate Producer, Writers Theatre, 2017-present

  • Distinguished Alumni, Western Michigan University, 2015

  • Lecturer, Theater/Music Theater, Chicago Academy for the Arts, 2015-2017

  • Broadway World Award for Best Actor in a Play, Resident Non-Equity, Orestes in All Our Tragic, The Hypocrites, 2014

  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater Workshop, Folio for Directors, Larry Yando, 2014

  • Artistic Council, The Hypocrites, 2014-2017

  • Core Acting Teacher, National High School Institute (Cherubs), 2013

  • Lecturer, Music Theater Certificate Program, Northwestern University, 2011-2013

  • Lecturer, Saturday Scholars, Adult Education, Text Analysis, 2011-Present

  • M.F.A. in Theater Directing from Northwestern University, 2014, Studying under: David H. Bell, William Brown, Amanda Dehnert, Gary Griffin, Dominic Missimi, Michael Rohd, Anna D. Shapiro, Jessica Thebus, Mary Zimmerman

  • Non-Equity Jeff Award for Actor in a Principal Role, Alan Strang in Equus, The Hypocrites, 2005

  • Casting Director, The Hypocrites, 2002-2008

  • Company Member, The Hypocrites, 2001-Present

  • B.A. in Theater Performance, Western Michigan University, 2000

References

  • Michael Halberstam, Artistic Director, Writers Theatre, mhalberstam@writerstheatre.org

  • Barbara Gaines, Artistic Director, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, bgaines@chicagoshakes.com

  • David H. Bell, Music Theater Chair, Northwestern University, d-bell@northwestern.edu

  • Sean Graney, Artistic Director, The Hypocrites, sean@seangraney.com