BETH WOLF is a Chicago theatre director and acting coach. In addition to her freelance work, she is also the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Midsommer Flight. She also co-founded and is the former Artistic Director of Promethean Theatre Ensemble.
Most recently, Beth directed the Jeff Recommended production of The Roommate at Citadel Theatre. Her Midsommer Flight credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hamlet, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other credits include LIAR!, which won first place in the 2012 City Lit Art of Adaptation Festival; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Black Magic: An Evening of Shakespeare, Seascape with Sharks and Dancer, Bury the Dead, The Fantasticks, and Shakespeare in the Garden (Promethean Theatre Ensemble); and staged readings and assistant directing positions at various theatres including Remy Bumppo, Artemisia, Idle Muse, City Lit Theater, and more. She is a proud Northwestern University graduate with a double major in theatre and gender studies.
Previously an actor Beth performed with companies all over Chicago (many now defunct), including Promethean Theatre Ensemble, Tangerine Arts Group, Chicago Jewish Theatre, Smoke & Mirror Productions, GroundUp Theatre, and the all women’s improv group Valid Hysteria. Beth has studied Shakespeare’s First Folio and she is a graduate of the training center at iO Chicago (formerly ImprovOlympic).
Additionally, as an arts educator, Beth offers private coaching to actors and has taught audition workshops through Midsommer Flight. Previously, she mentored teenagers through Promethean Theatre Ensemble’s partnership with the Chicago Public Library Teen Volume Reader’s Theatre Project, taught Shakespeare workshops for girls ages 8-18 with The Viola Project, and directed children’s theatre productions for seven summers at Arts Unlimited in Southern California.
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