TimeOut Chicago Review: All Our Tragic

BY: KRIS VIRE Sean Graney’s monster mash-up of every extant Greek tragedy remains more than worth half your weekend. The best play and most unique theatrical experience of 2014 returns in a remount that’s somewhat streamlined but has lost none of its incredible power. Yes, the Hypocrites’ mash-up of all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into one unwinding story still takes… Read more →


By Hedy Weiss In the lobby of the Den Theatre, where The Hypocrites theater company is now performing a revised, handsomely remounted edition of its widely acclaimed 2014 production “All Our Tragic,” you will find copies of the full script of director Sean Graney’s awe-inspiring 12-hour adaptation of all 32 of the surviving ancient Greek tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Each volume has the… Read more →

American Theater: The Real Story Behind Sean Graney’s Return to the Hypocrites

The director left the company he founded to pursue his own muse. But he’s since learned that theatre is about community, and leadership is about service. Oh—and he had some time and money on his hands. BY ROB WEINERT-KENDT CHICAGO: The Hypocrites’ founding artistic director, Sean Graney, announced this week that he’ll return to the helm of the company after just three years away,… Read more →

Pioneer Press: ‘Busytown’ director’s core belief, Treat kids like people

By Chris Hewitt   Kasono Mwanza and Reed Sigmund in “Busytown” at the Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis. (Dan Norman) On the table where Sean Graney sat during a Children’s Theatre Company rehearsal of “Busytown the Musical” about a month ago were 12 shiny red apples, arranged in two tidy rows in front of him. These were the anti-cranky apples.… Read more →

Sean Graney’s Writing

Email me: sean@seangraney.com This stuff is available if you are interested.   All Our Tragic, a twelve hour modern festival of Dionysus, conjoined adaptation of the 32 surviving Greek tragedies.   Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and HMS Pinafore, co-adapted with Andra Velis Simon, Matt Kahler and Kevin O’Donnell. Ten performers who act as their own orchestra.   Johanna Faustus, co-adapted… Read more →