Joanna Settle


Joanna Settle lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her recent productions include Harry Clarke by David Cale at the Warhol Museum, Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare on the Sound, and The Total Bent by Stew and Heidi Rodewald for the Public Theater (PublicLabs). Also at the Public: Winter Miller's In Darfur, the finale of Suzan-Lori Parks's 365 Days/365 Plays, and Stephen Brown's Future Me (SPF). She directed the premiere of Heather Raffo's Nine Parts of Desire at Manhattan Ensemble Theater and restaged the production for the Geffen Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, MassMOCA, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage. Ms. Settle served as the artistic director of Chicago's Division 13 Productions from 1998–2004 and directed and/or adapted 15 of D13's 17 projects, including BLOOD LINE: The Oedipus/Antigone Story, two plays by Sophocles, Macbett by Ionesco, and several Samuel Beckett shorts, including Cascando and Play. Ms. Settle served as the artistic director of Shakespeare on the Sound from 2009-12. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School directing program and teaches in the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA directing program. Her upcoming productions include Mark Wolf's This Blessed Plot, and two new musicals from Stew and Heidi Rodewald in 2014--The Total Bent at The Public (premiere) and Family Album at Oregon Shakespeare Festival (premiere). 
Current as of March 2014
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