Artist Bios

Gary Houston

Gary Houston

(Bio as of December 2021)

Gary Houston (Rutherford Selig) appeared at the Goodman in The Front Page and Chuck Smith’s productions of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and A Raisin in the Sun. For the Goodman’s Stage 2 series at the Ruth Page Center For the Arts, he directed Peter Handke’s Kaspar (Joseph Jefferson Award for Overall Technical Design) and Heathcote Williams’ The Local Stigmatic. He was last on stage as Captain Falcon in Pegasus Theatre’s Rutherford’s Travels, an adaptation of the National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage by Charles Johnson, a close friend of August Wilson. Formerly a Chicago Sun-Times staffer, Houston is Managing Editor of Chicago Quarterly Review, whose recent special issue, An Anthology of Black American Literature, was guest-edited by Mr. Johnson.