Geoff Button

Directing Credits

  • Gravediggers' Hamlet (In Development), by Michael Mahler/Alan Schmuckler/Laura Schellhardt, for Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • The Harassment of Iris Malloy (Upcoming), by Zak Berkman, for The Detroit Public Theater
  • Cymbeline (Upcoming), 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

  • Barbara Gaines, Artistic Director, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, bgaines@chicagoshakes.com
  • David H. Bell, Music Theater Chair, Northwestern University, d-bell@northwestern.edu
  • Sean Graney, Founding Artistic Director, The Hypocrites, sean@seangraney.com
  • Lynn Baber, Freelance Casting Director and Educator, lynnbaber2009@gmail.com