Director

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BIO

Doug has been the Head of Directing at Webster University since 1998. His recent directing work includes Company at Insight Theatre Company,  Eleemosynary at Mustard Seed Theatre, The Sunshine Boys at the New Jewish Theatre, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Nebraska Repertory Theatre.  He was nominated for the 2011 Kevin Kline Award for Best Director of a Play for his production of Equus at HotCity where he also directed Maple and Vine and True West. He won the 2008 Kevin Kline Award for Best Director of a Play for Kindertransport which he directed at the New Jewish Theatre. Other work for NJT includes The Whipping Man, Way to HeavenThe Last Seder, Via Dolorosa, Lebensraum and Miklat. In 2011 he directed Romeo and Juliet at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival where he has also directed Hamlet, Pericles and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Other directing projects include Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (with Jef Awada) at St. Louis Shakespeare, Leaving Iowa and How the Other Half Loves at Northern Fort Theatre in Aberdeen, SD, Aca Y Alla and Tales of the Lost Formicans (with Jane Lynch) at the Evidence Room in Los Angeles, Act a Lady, Jeeves Intervenes and Resident Alien at Nebraska Repertory Theatre, The Philadelphia Story and Inspecting Carol at the Black Hills Playhouse, Art at the Ozark Actor's Theatre, and Death of a Salesman at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Doug started his career in Chicago where his credits include The Ice-Fishing Play and Between East and West for the Next Theatre Company, Pastel Refugees and The Butter and Egg Man at Northlight Theatre, and Execution of Justice and John Logan’s Nebraska at Bailiwick Repertory. From 1983-88, he served as Associate Artistic Director to Robert Falls and Richard E.T. White at Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, where he directed Painting Churches, The Immigrant, 'Night Mother, Hunting Cockroaches and Circe & Bravo.

© Doug Finlayson 2015