Artist Bio

Cecilie D. Keenan

(Bio as of April 2011)

Cecilie D. Keenan most recently collaborated with the Goodman on El Nogalar during the 2010/2011 Season. Ms. Keenan is a freelance director and producer who has been active in the Chicago theater community for more than 20 years. She has directed Teatro Vista productions for almost 11 years, and her credits include The Messenger (an adaptation of the novel for the Goodman’s Latino Theatre Festival), Dreamlandia, Another Part of the House and Living Out. Recently, Ms. Keenan directed the Jeff Award-winning Tobacco Road at American Blues Theater and Joel Drake Johnson’s End of the Tour at 16th Street Theater in Berwyn. Along with business partner Edward Torres, Ms. Keenan has been instrumental in the growth of Teatro Vista, where her recent productions include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity and Our Lady of the Underpass. She has been a frequent director and sometimes artistic and/or managing director at many Chicago theaters, including American Blues Theater, Apple Tree Theatre, American Theater Company, Bailiwick Chicago, Northlight Theatre and Collaboraction, where she directed the highly acclaimed The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow.