Meet Our Artistic Director
Magdalene Spanuello is a Chicago-based theatre director and choreographer, adjunct faculty member at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, and the newly appointed Artistic Director at Shawnee Summer Theatre. Among her regional credits are THE TEMPEST directed by Aaron Posner and Teller of Penn & Teller (Associate Director-Smith Center; Las Vegas, South Coast Repertory), A CHRISTMAS CAROL, GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!, FOREVER PLAID (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); OTHELLO (Titan Theatre Co.; Queens, NY), and ARMS AND THE MAN (Ten Chimneys). Her international credits include NEXT TO NORMAL and SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL! (Shanghai Conservatory of Music). Coming up, she will be Associate Directing THE TEMPEST with Posner and Teller at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.
Maggie received her MFA in directing from Western Illinois University, and her BA in music theatre and political science from Carthage College. She is thrilled to be spending her summer directing THE BOYS NEXT DOOR and THE CAT IN THE HAT at Shawnee Summer Theatre.