Theatre Professor's Direction Earns Praise in Chicago

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Assistant Professor of Theatre Robin Witt has received praise for direction of Wastwater at Chicago's Steep Theatre. The play, by contemporary British playwright Simon Stephens, runs through August 13. In a review on July 19, the Chicago Tribune called Witt's direction "fearless," while the Chicago Sun Times praised her "tightly wired direction" and the "superb" acting in a review on July 8

Witt directed the U.S. premiere of Stephens's play Motortown at the Steep Theatre in 2013. This summer she won a Joseph Jefferson (Jeff) Award, honoring non-Equity Chicago theatre, in the category of "Best Director (Play)" for the second year in a row.