Aaron Todd Douglas

Aaron Todd Douglas is a theatre practitioner who acts, directs, and teaches, and is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. He is a founding ensemble member of Congo Square Theatre Company, where his acting credits include their multiple Jeff Award-winning production of Seven Guitars, Boy Willie in their inaugural production of The Piano Lesson, Before it Hits Home, Spunk, and Ali. He originated the role of Flip in the world premiere of Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond (the play was later produced on Broadway) and performed in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at The Goodman Theatre as part of the August Wilson Celebration commemorating the Goodman’s historic completion of Wilson’s Century Cycle.

Other Chicago credits include: Tree and Wheatley (Victory Gardens Theatre), Wait Until Dark (Court Theatre), Journal of Ordinary Thought (Chicago Theater Company), Iphigenia 2.0 (Next Theatre), Fortunes of the Moor (ETA), The State of Mississippi v. Emmet Till (Pegasus Players), Julius Caesar (Chicago Shakespeare) and Perfect Mendacity (Steppenwolf).

Directing projects include: Radio Golf (Raven Theatre), The Nativity (Congo Square/The Goodman), 12 Angry Men (Raven Theatre, Jeff Award Best Ensemble, nomination Best Director), Smash Hit by Steve Broadnax (Cultural Conversations Festival), Pill Hill (Black Theatre Alliance Award – Best Director, Best Production ETA Creative Arts), Talented Tenth (Black Theatre Alliance Award – Best Production), African Company Presents Richard III (Congo Square Theatre Company).

Douglas recently appeared onstage in Measure for Measure at The Goodman Theatre, and will direct Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined at Eclipse Theatre Co. in 2014.

Education

MFA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS Eastern Michigan University


Courses

243-1,2,3 Acting I: Principles of Characterization
341-1,2,3 Acting II: Analysis and Performance

 

Aaron Todd Douglas

Lecturer

Department:

Theatre

Office:

70 Arts Circle Drive
Room 5-145
Evanston, IL 60208