Sean Graney

Performing Arts, 2016

Sean Graney is a Chicago-based theater artist who concentrates on adapting and directing classic plays to create relevant theatrical pieces for contemporary society. In November 2014, after a three-year hiatus, he returned to his post as Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, the Chicago theater company he founded in 1997. Last year he was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University where he completed All Our Tragic, his 12-hour adaptation which combines all 32 surviving Greek Tragedies. All Our Tragic was presented by The Hypocrites and performed for sold-out audiences during the summer of 2014, and remounted in the summer of 2015. More recently, he adapted and directed HMS Pinafore to accompany his version of The Mikado and Pirates of Penzance, thus completing his Gilbert & Sullivan Trilogy.