The Goodman Theatre has announced that Chicago director Marti Lyons has been named this season’s Michael Maggio Directing Fellow, the position named in honor of the theater’s Late associate artistic director.
An immersive experience designed for emerging Chicago-based directors, the Maggio Fellow serves as a member of the Goodman’s artistic team and assists on a production — from early research and design, through the casting and rehearsal process, to the opening night.
Lyons, who also is the Literary Manager and company dramaturg for Lookingglass Theatre Company, has numerous credits at off-Loop venues.
She recently directed “Hot Georgia Sunday” at Haven Theatre Company, where she also directed “Seminar.” She has directed “Bethany” and “Mine” at The Gift Theatre Company; “9 Circles,” “Maria/Stuart” and “The Golden Dragon” (co-directed with Jonathan Green) at Sideshow Theatre Company; “The Peacock” and “The Last Duck” at Jackalope Theatre Company; a reading of Dana Lynn Formby’s “American Beauty Shop” at Steppenwolf Theatre Company (as part of their First Look Festival); a reading of Ike Holter’s “Prowess” at Goodman Theatre (as part of their Playwrights’ Unit); and a workshop of Thom Pasculli’s “By So Falling” at Walkabout Theater Company.
Lyons’ upcoming projects include: directing two 10-minute plays for the Apprentice Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville; “The Sweeter Option” at Strawdog Theatre Company; the Chicago premiere of “Title and Deed” starring Michael Patrick Thornton at Lookingglass Theatre Company; and “Body and Blood” at The Gift Theatre Company.
Previous Maggio Fellows have been: Erica Weiss (2013/2014), Jimmy McDermott (2012/2013), Anna Bahow (2011/2012), Joanie Schultz (2009/2010), Anthony Moseley (2007/2008), Dado (2006/2007), Ann Filmer (2005/2006), Mignon McPherson Nance (2003/2004) and Lynn Ann Bernatowicz (2002/2003).