AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Joseph Jefferson Nomination for New Work (The Next Thing), 2015 (with Jon Steinhagen)
Chicago Reader: Best Stage Director (2013)
New City’s Top Fifty Players, 2012 (#32)
Finalist, Woodward/Newman Drama Award (Motion), 2012
Honorable Mention, Top Ten Productions of 2010, Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune (Aftermath)
Joseph Jefferson Award for Production, Musical (1776), 2008
Joseph Jefferson Nomination for Direction, Musical (1776), 2008
Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award in Scriptworks (Landslide), 2006
Joseph Jefferson Nomination for New Work (Landslide), 2005

DIRECTING

Signal Ensemble Theatre, Chicago, IL


The Consultant by Heidi Schreck (Chicago Premiere)

Devil's Day Off by Jon Steinhagen (World Premiere)

The Next Thing by Ronan Marra (book) and Jon Steinhagen (music and lyrics) (World Premiere)

  • Joseph Jefferson Nominations: New Work (Ronan Marra and Jon Steinhagen), Actress in a Principal Role, Musical (Courtney Jones)

This Is War by Hannah Moscovitch (United States Premiere)

Lascivious Something by Sheila Callaghan (Chicago Premiere)

  • Joseph Jefferson Nomination: Scenic Design

Successors by Jon Steinhagen (World Premiere)

Hostage Song, book by Clay McLeod Chapman, music and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow (Chicago Premiere)

East of Berlin and The Russian Play by Hannah Moscovitch (United States Premiere)

  • Joseph Jefferson Award: Actress in a Principal Role

Aces by Jon Steinhagen (World Premiere)

Aftermath by Ronan Marra

  • World Premiere, May 2010

  • Remount, two extensions November 2010 - January 2011

The Ballad of the Sad Café by Edward Albee

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Jay Presson Allen

1776, book by Peter Stone, music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards

  • Joseph Jefferson Award: Production - Musical

  • Joseph Jefferson Nominations: Director, Actor in a Principle Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Costumes

Seascape by Edward Albee

  • Joseph Jefferson Award: Costumes

  • Joseph Jefferson Nominations: Actress in a Supporting Role, Actor in a Supporting Role

Landslide by Ronan Marra (World Premiere)

  • Joseph Jefferson Nominations: New Work, Actress in a Principal Role

Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

  • Jeff Recommended

Fool for Love by Sam Shepard

The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

Closer by Patrick Marber

Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare

Learning to Fly by Ronan Marra (World Premiere)


Collaboraction, Chicago, IL

The Mars Assignment by Ronan Marra, Co-Created by Elsa Hiltner (World Premiere)


Fox Valley Repertory, St. Charles, IL

Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith 

Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon

Life Electric (reading) by Kevin Kautzman and Charles Midwinter


The Side Project

Push Button Murder by Steve J. Spencer (World Premiere)


Chicago Dramatists

Push Button Murder by Steve Spencer (reading)

Successors by Jon Steinhagen (reading)


The Gallery Players, New York, New York

The Messiah by David Keller (World Premiere)


New Leaf Theatre, Chicago, IL

A Perfect Shade of Skyline Gray (reading) by Mark Mason

EDUCATION

BFA, Theatre (Acting) Kent State University (Grad. 2000)
Directing and Playwriting: Dr. Marya Bednarik
Theatre History: Dr. Rosemary Bank
Acting: Terri Kent, Charles Richie, Terry Burgler, Dr. Marya Bednarik

GENERAL

Founder/Artistic Director, Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis (est. 2016)

Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director, Signal Ensemble Theatre (est. 2002, closed 2016)

Experienced Musician (Guitar, Drums, Bass, Production)

©2020 by Ronan Marra