Member Since: 1992
Responsibilities: Managing Director and Casting Director
Current Projects: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Steppenwolf (Understudy for Tracy Letts)
Doug is an original ensemble and has performed in numerous SGT productions as well as assisting with sound design, direction and set construction. His SGT credits include Talk Radio, The Price, Dealer’s Choice, The House of Blue Leaves, The Manchurian Candidate (Jeff Award Recipient), A View from the Bridge (Jeff Award Nomination), Warhawks and Lindberghs (Jeff Award Nomination). Doug shares several Jeff (Equity and Non-Equity Wing) and After Dark awards for Ensemble with SGT, American Blues Theatre and Next Theatre productions. He most recently appeared with Michael Keaton in Keaton’s directorial film debut, The Merry Gentlemen. Doug’s directing credits include stage works for SGT, Northside Story Productions, the touring company of Koch-Cohen Productions, Kalibre Productions, The Gurnee Theatre Company and Clockwise Theatre Company. He has also directed projects for video and television and is slated to direct an independent film in the fall of 2012. His most recent directorial work, the short film, CUTEeGRL which he directed with writer/composer, Jeton Murtishi received Best Short Film Thriller at The 2011 Illinois International Film Festival and is currently enjoying widespread attention at numerous film festivals worldwide. Doug’s previous outing as film director was for the short film, The Beautiful People which was screened in the U.S., Canada and Albania. He also serves on the boards of Coincidence Films, WinsomeMuse Entertainment and is a member of the Artistic Advisory Board of Waukegan’s Clockwise Theatre Company. Doug is one of the premier film acting / theatre coaches in Chicago and serves on the staff of Acting Studio Chicago and the Actors Training Center in Wilmette. In 2006, Doug received a Volunteer of The Year Award for his work with the developmentally disabled for an acting program he developed for Northpointe Resources in Zion, IL.