February 18, 2016 (CHICAGO, IL)—Following a six-month national search, American Theater Company’s (ATC) Board of Directors has named Will Davis its new artistic director, effective immediately. Currently based in New York, Davis is a director and choreographer known for physically adventurous new works, including the recently
announced Off-Broadway run of Jaclyn Backhaus’ Men on Boats this summer (a coproduction of Playwrights Horizons and Clubbed Thumb), and two past productions of Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker, for which Davis won a Helen Hayes award for outstanding direction. The appointment at ATC marks a return to Chicago for Davis, who
holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from DePaul University and served as assistant director for ATC’s 2006 production of William Inge’s The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.
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