Aaron Todd Douglas

Director

Aaron Todd Douglas is a founding ensemble member of Congo Square Theatre Company, where his acting credits include their multiple Jeff Award winning production of Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson, Before it Hits Home, Spunk, and Ali. He originated the role of Flip in the world premiere of Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond (the play was later produced on Broadway) and performed in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at The Goodman Theatre commemorating the Goodman’s historic completion of Wilson’s Century Cycle. 

Other acting credits include: Tree and Wheatley (Victory Gardens Theatre), Wait Until Dark (Court Theatre), Journal of Ordinary Thought (Chicago Theater Company), Iphigenia 2.0 (Next Theatre), Fortunes of the Moor (ETA Creative Arts), The State of Mississippi v. Emmet Till (Pegasus Players), Julius Caesar (Chicago Shakespeare), Perfect Mendacity (Steppenwolf), and Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre).

Directing projects include: Ruined (Eclipse Theatre, Jeff Award Nomination- Best Ensemble, Best Production), Radio Golf (Raven Theatre, African American Arts Alliance- Special Recognition for Direction), The Nativity (Congo Square/The Goodman), 12 Angry Men (Raven Theatre, Jeff Award Winner Best Ensemble, Nomination Best Director), Smash Hit by Steve Broadnax (Cultural Conversations Festival), Pill Hill (Black Theatre Alliance Award – Best Director, Best Production ETA Creative Arts), Talented Tenth (Black Theatre Alliance Award – Best Production), African Company Presents Richard III (Congo Square Theatre Company).