(Bio as of March 2015)
Seth Bockley is a Chicago-based playwright and director and the Playwright-in-Residence at the Goodman. His plays include Ask Aunt Susan, which held its world premiere at the Goodman in 2014; February House, a collaboration with lyricist and composer Gabriel Kahane, which premiered at The Public Theater in the spring of 2012; The Elephant & The Whale (with Redmoon and Chicago Children’s Theatre); adaptations of George Saunders’ short stories CommComm (commissioned by the Goodman and further developed by New York’s Page 73 Productions) and Jon, which won the 2008 Equity Jeff Award for Best New Adaptation; The Twins Would Like To Say for Dog & Pony Theatre Co. ; and Laika’s Coffin and Winter Pageant 2010 for Redmoon, where he spent two years as a directing apprentice through Theatre Communications Group’s New Generations program. Directing credits include Samsara and Philip Dawkins’ Failure: A Love Story at Victory Gardens Theater; Basetrack with En Garde Arts; Marcus Gardley’s The Box with The Foundry Theatre; Jason Grote’s Civilization (all you can eat) for Clubbed Thumb’s Summer Works Festival; Jon and Jason Grote’s 1001 for Collaboraction; numerous Redmoon events and spectacles; and the clown play Guerra, developed with Devon de Mayo and Mexico City-based troupe La Piara.
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