WILLIAM BROWN is an Associate Artist at TimeLine, where he has also directed the world premiere of WASTELAND, HALCYON DAYS, PARAGON SPRINGS, and the Midwest premiere of NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES. He has directed 17 plays at Writers, including MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, COMPANY, THE LIAR, and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. He has directed productions at Northlight, Goodman, Indiana Rep, Marriott, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Court, and Milwaukee Rep. He’s directed 20 plays at American Players Theatre, including THE RECRUITING OFFICER, KING LEAR, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, TRAVESTIES, and ALL MY SONS. Bill has been associated with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks for 40 years as both actor and director. He has also acted in more than 100 productions across the country. His adaptations include a Western version of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER with music, an 85-minute production of HAMLET for high schools, and a nine-person modern dress adaptation of THE WAY OF THE WORLD. Brown received Joseph Jefferson Awards for Director (THE LIAR) and Actor in a Principal Role (NIXON’S NIXON). He received a 2010 Spirit of Diversity Award from Actors’ Equity Association, and the Chicago Tribune named him Chicagoan of the Year for Theatre in 2003. His website is williambrowndirector.com.

"It's Dinner and a Play"

During our interview with To Master the Art playwright Doug Frew and playwright and director William Brown, Bill mentioned Doug had been embracing an old tradition to pass quarantine: the classic dinner and a movie. …

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