For A Red Orchid, Shade has directed the world premieres of Brett Neveu’s Pilgrim’s Progress and Ike Holter’s Sender, as well as productions of Marisa Wegrzyn’s Mud Blue Sky and The Butcher of Baraboo, Annie Baker’s The Aliens, Nick Jones’ Trevor, Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party and Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire. He also performed in the A Red Orchid production of The Mutilated.
Other directing credits include Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Steep Theater, Second City, Writers’ Theater, Next Theater, Strawdog, and elsewhere.
Shade is a lecturer at University of Chicago and teaches at DePaul University and Actors’ Studio Chicago.
MacArthur Award 2016
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Professional Development Series
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