Robert Scogin


Robert Scogin

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Robert Scogin winner of The Chicago Drama League’s 2008 Crystal Award, appeared on Broadway in Shakespeare’s Henry V and Off-Broadway in A Road Where the Wolves Run and Children of the Ladybug. Regional credits include: the American Shakespeare Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Notre Dame Summer Shakespeare, Indiana Repertory, Missouri Repertory and the Guthrie Theater.  Chicago credits include: Wisdom Bridge, Northlight, Next, Famous Door, Writers’ Theater, Goodman, Remy Bumppo, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater where he has appeared in more than thirty productions, most recently in Henry IV Parts One & Two, both on Navy Pier and at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Artistic Director of ShawChicago since 1996, he has directed more than forty of Shaw’s plays.  Other directing credits include: The Comedy of Errors and King Lear (Shakespeare’s Motley Crew), Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove and The Two Gentleman of Verona (Footsteps Theater), Pinter’s The Lover and The Dumb Waiter (Writers’), A Doll’s House and The Millionairess (Next), and The Lion in Winter (Rising Moon).  He taught and directed Shakespeare at the Turkish State Theater Conservatory in Ankara and Konya, Turkey.  He returned to Turkey in March of 2007 to direct Shaw’s Arms and the Man in Turkish for the Konya State Theater Conservatory’s Second International Theater Festival.  In March of 2009 he staged the world premiere of his new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts on World Theater Day in Konya, Turkey. He was most recently seen in A Bench in the Sun at Apple Tree and as Father Murphy in Writers’ Theater’s world premiere of The Savannah Disputation.