Sean Graney

Awards and Recognition NEA/TCG Career Development for Directors Program Recipient, 2004-2006 Joseph Jefferson Citation for Direction of Equus (2005) and Machinal (2003) Chicago’s Best Avant-Garde Director, Chicago Magazine’s Best of Chicago, 2004 Chicagoan of the Year (in Theatre), Chicago Tribune, 2004 Professional Directing Experience: The Goodman Theatre (presenting The Hypocrites), Chicago, IL The Hairy Ape, by Eugene O’Neill Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago, IL Edward II, by Christopher Marlowe Court Theatre, Chicago, IL Mystery of Irma Vep, by Charles Ludlam (Upcoming) What the Butler Saw, by Joe Orton Steppenwolf Theatre Co. (Theatre for Young Adults), Chicago, IL The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago, IL A Hundred Dresses, adapted by Ralph Cover and G. Reilly Mills (Upcoming) Honus and Me, adapted by Steven Deitz Hana’s Suitcase, adapted by Emil Sher As Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, Chicago, IL (1997-Present) Oedipus*, by Sophocles The Three Penny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill Miss Julie*, by August Strindberg Mud, by Maria Irene Fornes Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams Angels in America, by Tony Kushner 4.48 Psychosis, by Sarah Kane Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams Equus, by Peter Shaffer Leonce und Lena*, by Georg Buchner Camille/ La Traviata*, by Dumas fils Balm in Gilead, by Lanford Wilson Happy Days, by Samuel Beckett Machinal, by Sophie Treadwell Henry the Fifth, by William Shakespeare Rhinoceros, by Eugene Ionesco Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia Lorca Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard Ajax*, by Sophocles The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov (continued) As Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, Chicago, IL (Continued) Curse of the Starving Class, by Sam Shepard Marat/Sade, by Peter Weiss Edmond, by David Mamet Endgame, by Samuel Beckett Woyzeck, by Georg Buchner The Bald Soprano, by Eugene Ionesco *Original adaptations Academic Directing Experience: Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL The Gas Heart, by Tristan Tzara Chicago Playworks with DePaul University, Chicago, IL Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll adapted by Sharon Holland Columbia College, Chicago, IL Ubu Roi, by Alfred Jarry University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Big Love, by Charles Mee (Upcoming) Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL Peer Gynt*, by Henrik Ibsen *Original adaptations Playwrighting: Without 2008 Commissioned by The Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL 2008 Public reading as part of Goodman’s New Stage Series The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide 2007 at 59E59, New York, presented by The Hypocrites 2005 presented by Stray Cat Theatre, Phoenix, AZ 2003 presented by The Side Project, Chicago, IL Autophagy 2007 presented by Drama League Directors Project, NY En Mortem 2007 selected for workshop by Sundance Institute Theatre Roundtable Chicago 2004 produced by Flushpuppy, Chicago, IL Porno 2006 presented by The Side Project, Chicago, IL Requiem in a Light-Aqua Room 2004 produced byTerrapin Theatre Co., Chicago, IL Other Credentials: Artistic Director/ Founder, The Hypocrites, Since 1997. Guest Lecturer, University of Chicago, Since 2005 Part-Time Faculty, Columbia College Chicago, Since 2004