Rounding out the creative team are multiple Jeff Award-winning Projections Designer Mike Tutaj and Chicago Shakespeare’s resident Wig Master Richard Jarvie. Jarvie has designed 29 productions in CST’s history, including most recently King Charles III, and has worked extensively with Stratford Festival, The Guthrie Theater and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Matt Raftery joins the team as choreographer and assistant director.
Creative Producer Rick Boynton oversees the development of a wide spectrum of new work—with many works receiving extended productions in 2016. The CST-commissioned Othello: The Remix, a hip-hop adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy from The Q Brothers, opened to rave reviews in an off-Broadway production presented by John Leguizamo. The new musical Ride the Cyclone, which was developed with CST, is also in the midst of an off-Broadway run at MCC Theatre directed by Rachel Rockwell, and was named to the “Best Theatre of 2016” list by The New York Times. In Summer 2016, Paul Gordon’s sweeping musical adaptation of Sense and Sensibility made its West Coast premiere at the Old Globe Theatre, in a production staged by Barbara Gaines and featuring many of the original CST cast members.
For more information about the production, visit www.chicagoshakes.com/Joseph.