Joanna Settle

Joanna Settle

Director and Co-Creator, Family Album

Other theatres: Harry Clarke by David Cale (Warhol Museum); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare on the Sound); The Total Bent by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Winter Miller’s In Darfur, the finale of Suzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Days/365 Plays, Stephen Brown’s Future Me (The Public Theater). Directed the premiere of Heather Raffo’s Nine Parts of Desire for Manhattan Ensemble Theater and restaged the production for Geffen Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, MassMOCA, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Arena Stage; directed and/or adapted 15 of Chicago’s Division 13 Production’s 17 projects, including BLOOD LINE: The Oedipus/Antigone Story, two plays by Sophocles, Macbett by Ionesco, and several Samuel Beckett shorts, including Cascando and Play

Other credits: Artistic director, Shakespeare on the Sound (2009-2012); artistic director of Division 13 (1998–2004). 

Teaching: Director of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia. 

Education: BA, Hampshire College; graduate studies in the inaugural Juilliard School graduate directing program.