Artist Bio

Chuck Smith

(Bio as of March 2024)

Chuck Smith (Director) is Goodman Theatre’s Resident Director, Board of Trustees member and resident director at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. Mr. Smith’s Goodman credits include Objects in the Mirror, Two Trains Running, Pullman Porter Blues, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark and The Amen Corner, among many others. He also served as dramaturg for the Goodman’s world-premiere of August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. Regionally and locally, he has directed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, MPAACT, Black Ensemble Theatre, and Congo Square Theatre Company, among others. Mr. Smith is an Emmy Award-winner, a recipient of the Paul Robeson Award and was the 2001 Chicago Tribune Chicagoan of the Year.