Artist Bios

Vanessa Stalling

Vanessa Stalling

(Bio as of March 2017)

Vanessa Stalling returns to Goodman Theatre, where she was the 2016 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow, during which she directed the New Stages Festival performance of Kirsten Greenidge’s And Moira Spins and the Playwrights Unit reading of Jenni Lamb’s Messina. Most recently, Ms. Stalling adapted and directed United Flight 232 from Laurence Gonzales’ Flight 232 for The House Theatre of Chicago, which won Jeff Awards for Best Production – Play - Midsize and Ensemble, and was included in Chicago Tribune’s “Top 10 Productions in 2016.” Her upcoming productions include Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride at Northlight Theatre. Ms. Stalling is also known for her work as an artist of Redmoon Theater. While at Redmoon, she enjoyed performing, directing and serving as associate artistic director. Redmoon directing credits include a remount of The Cabinet (which toured Brazil as part of the FILO Festival), Winter Pageant, Princess Club, Twilight Orchard and roaming performances for President Obama’s White House Halloween Celebrations. She greatly enjoyed her time as Stalling is also an instructor at Columbia College and University of Chicago.