Directing at Heartland

Announcing Directors for our 2022-2023 Season

TOM MITCHELL

Director of SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER by Tennessee Williams: September 1-17, 2022

Mitchell is a retired professor of Acting and Theatre Studies for the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He chaired the Summer Theatre Program at Interlochen Center for the Arts and directed productions in Musical Theatre and Shakespeare. Mitchell served on the national committee of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre. He has directed five of Tennessee Williams’ earliest full-length plays.

 

SANHAWICH MEATEANUWAT

Director of THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson: November 3-19, 2022

Meateanuwat is a second-year directing student at Illinois State University’s School of Theatre and Dance. Originally from Thailand and a graduate of Bangkok University, he worked as resident director at Bangkok University Theatre Company. He won the 2022 SDC Fellowship Student Directing Award at the Region III Kennedy Center American Collegiate Theatre Festival.

TOM DZURISON

Director of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell:

February 2-18, 2023

Dzurison directed at the Drama Group in Chicago Heights and was Head of Theater at Oaklawn Community High School, having directed six productions that won the IHSA state competition. He was integral in forming the Oak Lawn Community Players at the Local Park District where he directed, produced and performed.

DON LACASSE 

Director of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL by Quiara Alegria Hudes: March 30 – April 15, 2023

LaCasse is an Emeritus Professor of Theatre from Illinois State University and Ball State University.  He served as Director of the School of Theatre and Dance and also was Head of the MFA Directing Program. LaCasse was a co-founder of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

MELISSA GOLDMAN

Assistant Director of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

Goldman is a recent graduate of Parkland College’s theatre program and is currently in the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in theatre studies: directing and dramaturgy.

DARLENE LLOYD & RICH TINAGLIA

Directors for the 2023 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL: THE WAITING ROOM: June 1-24, 2023

 

Lloyd has been a Producer, Co-Producer, Floor Manager, and Assistant Director at Community Players Theatre. She has also performed in several CPT productions and has been a volunteer at Heartland Theatre for over 10 years.

Tinaglia has directed in Heartland’s 2022 10-Minute Play Festival, has been Assistant Director for Three Tall Women, Waiting for Godot and A Doll’s House at Heartland. He directed at the University of Madison and Maine South High School. He has performed at Heartland, Community Players Theatre and Wisdom Bridge.

Thanks to all who applied to direct in Heartland Theatre’s 2022/2023 season. We are pleased with the response. We appreciate your time, patience and interest in Heartland Theatre.

Our 2022-2023 Season appears here, including all audition and performance dates, and play descriptions.

SEASON TICKETS go on sale August 1, 2022. Discount Flex Pass Offers are mailed to those on Heartland’s mailing list. Email [email protected] to get on the mailing list or to have a packet sent to you. 

 

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