Artist Bio

Rueben D. Echoles

(Bio as of April 2022)

Rueben D. Echoles (Associate DirectorMr. Echoles is an accomplished playwright, director, choreographer and designer. Since 2005, he’s been an associate artistic director for Black Ensemble Theater. Rueben has had the pleasure of working with many theater companies across the country and in the Chicagoland area, including ETA Creative Arts Foundation (director/choreographer/costume designer Showfolk TYA; co-playwright with Euseni Eugene Perkins Voices of HIV), Congo Square, Refuge, Porchlight Music Theater (costume designer), Paramount (assistant wig designer) and Studio One Dance Theater (playwright, director, creative consultant 2003 – present), among others. His most recent projects include Call Me Madam (costume design PMT); A New Attitude; In Tribute to Patti Labelle; My Brother’s Keeper: The Story of the Nicholas Brothers and The Last Dancer Standing (playwright/director/choreographer; Black Ensemble Theater). Rueben is thrilled to be a part of this amazing project!