Monday, May 17, 2010

David Cromer

David Cromer has made himself into a highly successful director. Set to direct his first Broadway musical next season, he is also made a bit of a spotlight for himself. Yet he is Chicago in his roots and Chicago through and through. And he hasn't forgotten where he came from - he's schedule to direct productions at Writer's Theatre and Mary Arrchie.

Chris Jones did a lovely article on him and there is some great advice about how to navigate not only Chicago's theatre scene, but any theatre scene.

“I avoided ensembles and institutions,” he says. “My friends and collaborators know that when the time is right, we will do it again. The ideal is that the play comes before favoritism. Maybe not before loyalty though, since I am self-serving enough to only want to hang out with really talented people.”

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