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Charles Newell

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CHARLES NEWELL has been Artistic Director at Court since 1994, where he’s directed many productions. Recent highlights include The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice, co-directed with Gabrielle Randle-Bent;  Oedipus Rex; The Adventures of Augie March; All My Sons; The Hard Problem; and Man in the Ring. Charlie has directed at Goodman, Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, John Houseman’s The Acting Company, Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Glimmerglass, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Awards received include the SDCF Zelda Fichandler Award, TCG Alan Schneider Award, League of Chicago Theatres’ Artistic Achievement Award, four Jeff Awards, and sixteen Jeff nominations for directing. Together with Joanie Friedman, Harry Davis, and Gabrielle Randle-Bent, Charlie is a co-founder of the Civic Actors Studio, a leadership program of the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement.

Bio as of 8/2022

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