Cheryl Lynn Bruce, new text and direction

Cheryl Lynn Bruce

Veteran director, writer, and performer Cheryl Lynn Bruce has staged productions for Victory Gardens Theatre; Teatro Vista Theatre Company; Illinois Humanities; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Columbia College; University of Illinois; Indiana University; De Paul University; and Creative Arts Foundation. Ms. Bruce developed and directed Sandra Delgado’s La Havana Madrid; developed and directed Delgado’s Para, Graciela and Misty DeBerry’s Milkweed (both solo works); and directed Before the Pop, Pop, Pop for Collaboraction’s inaugural citywide Peacebook Festival (2016). She also developed and directed Kerry James Marshall’s Bunraku-influenced urban comic Rythm Mastr for the Wexner Center for the Arts (2008). She won both the African American Arts and Black Theatre Alliance Best Direction Awards for From the Mississippi Delta and earned a Joseph Jefferson nomination for her direction of Jitney, both Congo Square Theatre productions. Other recognitions include: the Illinois Public Humanities Award (2019); Robert Rauschenberg Residency (2015); a Yale Art Gallery residency (2013); and Jane Addams Hull House Woman of Valor Award (2010). Selected credits: From the Mississippi Delta (Circle in the Square) The Convert (McCarter Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre); Death and the King’s Horseman, Nomathemba (Kennedy Center) Gem of the Ocean (Ensemble Theatre); The Story (Milwaukee Repertory); Film/TV: Stranger Than Fiction, Daughters of the Dust, The Fugitive, Prison Break, There Are No Children Here, Separate but Equal, To Sir with Love, 2.