McCullough vs. the Shakespeare Cult

Mia McCullough. Photo: Clark Street Photography.
Mia McCullough. Photo: Clark Street Photography.
Mia McCullough. Photo: Clark Street Photography.

In this edition of Chicago Playwrights, we speak with playwright, comic and educator Mia McCullough about the over-production of Shakespeare plays in the American theatre. Described as having an “eye and ear for irony and caustic, comic dialogue,” McCullough’s work has been produced by such companies as Steppenwolf, Stage Left, Chicago Dramatists, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, Actors Express (Atlanta), InterAct (Philadelphia), The Victory Theater (Los Angeles), and The Old Globe (San Diego). Samples of her work and information about upcoming productions can be found on her website.

Enjoy the interview!


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Sean Douglass
Sean Douglass is the Managing Editor of The Clyde Fitch Report, as well as an author, playwright and dramaturg. He is the Company Dramaturg for Something Marvelous, Chicago's annual magical realism festival, and has previously worked at Northlight Theatre and Chicago Dramatists. His plays have been produced or developed at UW-Madison, The Vermont College of Fine Arts, The Chicago Fringe Festival, Luminous Theatre of Milwaukee, Something Marvelous, Chicago Dramatists and Stagecloud. He hosts the CFR's podcast The Scene and is also an arts writer for the digital news publication Rantt.
  • Karen Hirata

    Hope you continue your writing endeavor.