ERICA WEISS (Director) returns to the Goodman, where she directed the New Stages production of Twilight Bowl and was the 2014 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow. She is a theater director, filmmaker and television writer, and an ensemble member of The Gift Theatre Company. Her primary passions lie in the development of new work and bringing female voices to the stage and screen. She is a longtime and frequent collaborator with writer Caitlin Parrish, directing their world premiere productions The Burials at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, A Twist of Water and The Downpour for Route 66 Theatre Company, as well as their first feature film The View From Tall with their company Teleporter Productions. Other theater directing credits include Vigils and The Grapes of Wrath (The Gift Theatre), Cicada (Route 66 Theatre) and Distance (Strawdog Theatre Company). She is graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, where she earned her degree in theater studies with an emphasis on directing and new play development. She and Parrish co-wrote the original pilot for Red Line, which is being produced for CBS by Warner Brothers Studios with Greg Berlanti and Ava DuVernay.