Jonathan Berry

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Jonathan Berry is a director and teacher in Chicago and is the Artistic Producer at Steppenwolf Theatre. For Steppenwolf, he directed Clare Barron’s You Got Older, Nick Payne’s Constellations, the SYA production of The Crucible, the SYA production of A Separate Peace, the world premiere of Melinda Lopez’s Gary, and the staged reading of Suicide, Incorporated, which he later directed at The Gift Theatre. He was also the Assistant Director for Anna D Shapiro’s Broadway productions of Of Mice and Men and This is Our Youth. Jonathan is also an Artistic Associate with Griffin Theatre, where his productions include Samuel D Hunter’s Pocatello, Odets’ Golden Boy, Miller/Tysen’s The Burnt Part Boys, Sheik/Sater’s Spring Awakening, the North American premieres of Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock (Jeff award Director, Lead Actor, and Ensemble), Port, and On the Shore of the Wide World, Stephen Sondheim’s Company, William Inge’s Picnic, JB Priestely’s Time and the Conways, Sidney Kingsley’s Dead End, Brendan Behan’s The Hostage and R.C. Sheriff’s Journey’s End. At the Gift Theatre, he has directed the world premieres of both Dirty and Suicide, Incorporated by Andrew Hinderaker, as well as Will Nedved’s 6. His Goodman Theatre productions include The Solid Sand Below and The World of Extreme Happiness for their New Stages Festival. His other work includes Redtwist’s Look Back in Anger and Reverb; Chicago Dramatists’ I am Going to Change the World; Jackalope Theatre’s The Casuals; Strawdog’s Conversations on a Homecoming; Remy Bumppo’s The Marriage of Figaro; Theatre Mir’s Bond’s The Sea and Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle; and Lifeline Theater’s The Piano Tuner (Afterdark Award – Best Production).

Steep Productions

Red Rex
Birdland
Earthquakes in London
Posh
The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle
If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet
The Knowledge
Moment
Festen
The Hollow Lands
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui