John Dillon

John Dillon is a stage director who makes his home in Seattle, though he’s also the Associate Director of Tokyo’s Institute of Dramatic Arts (and where his productions have twice won Japan’s highest theater award). He’s the Founding President of Theatre Puget Sound, a service organization for theaters and theater workers in the Seattle area. From 1977 to 1993 he was the Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and during his time there launched a number of innovative exchanges with theater companies in Mexico, Russia, Ireland, Chile, Japan and England. From 2004 to 2010 he served as the director of the theatre program at Sarah Lawrence College and he currently an Artist-in-Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He’s staged productions at over two dozen of the country’s leading regional theaters and he’s served as a member the board of the Theatre Communications Group and as chairman and panelist for the NEA Theater Companies Panel. He served for 12 years as a board member of SDC and is the recipient of the Society’s “Extraordinary Contribution Service Award.”