Sean Graney’s Directing Experience

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Directing Experience, Regional:

Pasadena Playhouse (presenting The Hypocrites), Pasadena, CA

Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert & Sullivan, adapted by me (January. 2018)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR

Yeomen of the Guard, by Gilbert & Sullivan, adapted by me


Berkeley Repertory Theatre (presenting The Hypocrites), Berkeley, CA

Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert & Sullivan, adapted by me (Nov.-Dec. 2015)

American Repertory Theatre (presenting The Hypocrites), Cambridge, MA

HMS Pinafore, by Gilbert & Sullivan, adapted by me (March 2016)

The Mikado, by Gilbert & Sullivan, adapted by me (March 2015)

Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert & Sullivan, adapted by me (May-June 2013)

Actors Theater of Louisville (presenting The Hypocrites), Louisville, KY

HMS Pinafore, by Gilbert & Sullivan, adapted by me (Nov.-Dec. 2015)

Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert & Sullivan, adapted by me (January 2014)


Olney Theatre Center (presenting The Hypocrites), Olney, MD

Pirates of Penzance and Mikado in Rep, (June 2016)

Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore in Rep, (June 2018)

Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, UT

Treasure Island, (July 2017)

Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis, MN

Busytown the Musical, by Kevin Kling (September 2014)


Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare (May-June 2011)

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] (January-March 2012)

Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz (January-March 2010)

Directing Experience, Chicago:

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago, IL

Edward II, by Christopher Marlowe (October-November 2008)

The Goodman Theatre (presenting The Hypocrites), Chicago, IL

The Hairy Ape, by Eugene O’Neill (January-March 2009)

Steppenwolf Theatre Co. (Theatre for Young Adults), Chicago, IL

The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance (October-November 2007)

Court Theatre, Chicago, IL

The Belle of Amherst, by William Luce (November-December 2018)

Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare (September-October 2010)
Mystery of Irma Vep, by Charles Ludlam (November-December 2009)

What the Butler Saw, by Joe Orton (November-December 2007)

Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago, IL

Equivocation, by Bill Cain (September 2012)

The House Theatre of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Star Witness, by Joe Meno (March-May 2011)

Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago, IL

Harold and the Purple Crayon, adapted by Don Darryl Rivera (October 2012)

The Hundred Dresses, adapted by R. Covert and G. Mills (November 2009)

Hana’s Suitcase, adapted by Emil Sher (April-May 2008)

Honus and Me, adapted by Steven Deitz (July- August 2007)

The Hypocrites, Chicago, IL

All Our Tragic, all thirty-two surviving Greek tragedies adapted by me (August 2014 & 2015)

HMS Pinafore, by Gilbert and Sullivan

Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert and Sullivan

The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan

The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe (August-September 2012)

Romeo Juliet, by William Shakespeare (May-July 2012)

Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, by Sophocles (September-November 2011)

Woyzeck, by Georg Buchner (April-May 2011)

No Exit, by Jean-Paul Sartre (June-July 2010)

The Three Penny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill (August-October 2008)

Miss Julie, by August Strindberg (January-February 2008)

Mud, by Maria Irene Fornes (February-March 2007)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams (December 2006-February 2007)

Angels in America, by Tony Kushner (March-May 2006)

4.48 Psychosis, by Sarah Kane (October-November 2005)

Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller (August-October 2005)

The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams (January-March 2005)

Equus, by Peter Shaffer (October-November 2004)

Leonce und Lena, by Georg Buchner (June-July 2004)

Camille/ La Traviata, by Dumas fils (January-March 2004)

Balm in Gilead, by Lanford Wilson (September-November 2003)

Happy Days, by Samuel Beckett (June-July 2003)

Machinal, by Sophie Treadwell (January-March 2003)

Henry the Fifth, by William Shakespeare (September-November 2002)

Rhinoceros, by Eugene Ionesco (June-July 2002)

Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia Lorca (January-March 2002)

Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard (September-October 2001)

The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov (September-October 2000)

Curse of the Starving Class, by Sam Shepard (January-March 2000)

Marat/Sade, by Peter Weiss (September-October 1999)

Edmond, by David Mamet (January-March 1999)

Action, by Sam Shepard (October-November 1998)

Endgame, by Samuel Beckett (March-April 1998)

The Bald Soprano, by Eugene Ionesco (August-September 1997)

Directing Experience, Academic Institutions:

University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

 A Ring Never Ends, an adaptation of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, by me (Upcoming May, 2016)


Bradley University, Peoria, IL

One-Third of a Nation, by Federal Theater Project (March 2013)


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Cinderella, by Charles Perrault (April-May 2012)

Carleton College, Northfield, MN

The Last Firefly, Original play by Naomi IIzuka (March-April 2011)

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Tartuffe, by Moliere (October-November 2010)

Colombia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

 Ubu Roi, by Alfred Jarry (November 2008)

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

Orestes Plays, adapted by me, (March 2013)

The Gas Heart, by Tristan Tzara (April-May 2009)

Chicago Playworks with DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll adapted by Sharon Holland (January-March 2009)

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Big Love, by Charles Mee (March-April 2010)

Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill (November-December 2007)

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Peer Gynt, by Henrik Ibsen (February-March 2008)