Artist Bio

Spenser Davis

(Bio as of September 2022)

Spenser Davis (Assistant Director) is an award-winning director and playwright, and was the 2020/2021 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at Goodman Theatre, where he previously served as Associate Director to Roberts Falls for The Sound Inside. His newest play A Million Tiny Pieces was commissioned by South Coast Rep and developed in their Pacific Playwrights Fest. Regionally he has directed at the Colorado New Play Festival, as well as Street Corner Arts in Austin, TX. Chicago directing credits include Labyrinth; Plainclothes (with Kanomé Jones); At The Table; From White Plains; Mare; A Phase (Broken Nose Theatre); The Spin (Interrobang Theatre Project); May the Road Rise Up; Adventures of Spirit Force Five; the upcoming Kelly Girls (The Factory Theater); Golden Girls—Lockdown! (Hell in a Handbag) and Blue Stockings (Promethean Theatre). His production of At The Table was named “One of Best of the Decade” by Storefront Rebellion and “One of the Year’s Best” by the Chicago Tribune. His honors include three Jeff nominations for Best Director (winning once), the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Director, the M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award and being named finalist for the Harold & Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award. He’s currently developing projects for television with Orion/MGM, among others. He’s represented by both William Morris Endeavor + Heroes and Villains Entertainment.