Artist Bio

Henry Wishcamper
Henry Wishcamper

Henry Wishcamper

(Bio as of April 2014)

Henry Wishcamper is a member of the Goodman’s Artistic Collective. His Goodman Theatre directing credits include the upcoming Ask Aunt Susan, his own adaptation of Animal Crackers (Jeff nomination), A Christmas Carol (also the upcoming 2014 production), Other Desert Cities and Talking Pictures. Other Chicago directing credits include The Dance of Death at Writers Theatre and the upcoming The Night Alive at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. New York directing credits include Spirit Control at Manhattan Theatre Club; Graceland at LCT3; Port Authority at Atlantic Theater Company; Elvis People at New World Stages; The Polish Play at Katharsis Theater Company; Pullman Car Hiawatha at Keen Company (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play); So Frightful an Event is Single in the History of Man at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre; The Flying Doctor and The Imaginary Cuckold with the Roundtable Ensemble and ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore at HERE Arts Center. Regional theater and other directing credits include Animal Crackers at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the American premiere of Conor McPherson’s The Birds at the Guthrie Theater; Engaging Shaw and The Mystery of Irma Vep at The Old Globe; Art at Barrington Stage Company; The Seafarer and Speech & Debate at TheaterWorks; The Good Thief at Portland Stage Company and Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Maine Summer Dramatic Institute and Shakespeare in Deering Oaks Park. He has served as the assistant director of the Broadway productions of August: Osage County and Shining City. His adaptation of Animal Crackers has been produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Lyric Stage Company. Mr. Wishcamper is the artistic director of Katharsis Theater Company and was previously the artistic director of the Maine Summer Dramatic Institute (MSDI) in Portland, Maine. While there, he founded Shakespeare in Deering Oaks Park, a free Shakespeare festival in Portland's primary public park featuring students from MSDI's education program. Mr. Wishcamper is a Drama League directing fellow and a graduate of Yale University.

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