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ADAPT THEATRE PRODUCTION 2015
Written By Isaiah Werner
Directed By Aaron Henrickson
Lighting Design: Lane Flores
Sound Design: Isaiah Werner
Costume Design: Anna Troy
Props Design: Amanda Lautermilch

*JEFF NOMINATION-BEST NEW WORK

 

 

 

Badfic Love

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS THEATRE 2015
Written By Adam Pasen
Directed by Aaron Henrickson
Set Design: Jeff Chaney
Lighting Design: Zoë Mikel-Stites
Costume Design: Barbara Little
Sound Design: Eric Backus
Projection Design: Paul Deziel
Props Design: Jeremiah Barr
Fight Direction: Alex Farrington
Assistant Fight Direction: Kyle Encias

 

 

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“Badfic Love is a creative, original success.”
– Amy Baxter, Splash Magazine

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Rumors

BRIGHTSIDE THEATRE 2015
Written By Niel Simon
Directed By Aaron Henrickson
Set Design: Jarrod Bainter
Lighting Design: Jarrod Bainter
Costume Design: Jeanine Fry

 

 

 

 

 

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“ director Aaron Henrickson, whose work has been seen around the greater Chicago area, directs this talented cast with a firm hand, demonstrating he knows how to stage physical humor…Neil Simon comedies demand special attention to detail and director Aaron Henrickson understands this. His cast is uniformly excellent…”
– Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

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Sandalwood

side project theatre
TYMPANIC THEATRE COMPANY 2014
Written By Dan Caffrey
Directed By Aaron Henrickson
Lighting Design: Clare Sangster
Costume Design: Brenda Scott
Sound Design: Max Schultz
Photography: Paul Martinez

 

 

 

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“…a focused production, restrained to a handful of scenes backed by a continuous soundscape… Tympanic maintains precise control of Sandalwood’s strangeness ”

-Kevin Thomas, Time Out Chicago

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“…Director Aaron Henrickson’s staging makes the most of the small side project stage; his use of Dustin Pettigrew’s Western exoskeleton set is inventive.”

-Lisa Buscani, NewCity Chicago

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“I left the theater more than a bit unsettled…The staging of Sandalwood is good and Dustin Pettigrew’s set is wonderfully claustrophobic in portraying the open and empty Wild West… It’s an interesting and sometimes chilling 80 minutes. I have to give credit to Caffrey for creating a story that has room for dissection”

-Kat Hey, Chicago Theatre Beat

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Inventing Van Gogh

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS THEATRE 2013
Written By Steven Dietz
Directed By Aaron Henrickson
Set Design: Dustin Pettegrew
Lighting Design: John Kelly
Costume Design: Kristen Ahern
Sound Design: Rachel Regan
Properties Design: Aliza Fagan
Fight Direction: Alex Farrington
Photography: Greg Inda

 

 

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“…catapulting us through time at a velocity to induce vertigo in the most ardent Tom Stoppard fan…Director Aaron Henrickson never leaves us to wander alone and confused amid Dietz’ historical polemics, nor does his valiant cast… Thus are we immersed in an environment teeming with inventive actualization…”

-Mary Shenn Barnidge, Windy City Times

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Autobahn

FAIRLANE THEATRE CO.
Written By Neil LaBute
Directed By Aaron Henrickson
Lighting Design: Brian Berman
Costume Design:Olivia Baker
Sound Design: Kristofer Miller
Photography: Austin D. Oie

 

 

 

 

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“If you think Neil LaBute puts only broad, deliberately provocative acts of cruelty onstage, check out this fragile, achingly intimate 2004 work. In seven short two-person plays, each taking place in a car, he investigates moments of harrowing revelation: a freshly detoxed woman calculatedly admitting to her mother she “can’t wait” to use again, a wife hinting to her husband that her reported sexual assault was consensual, a teacher asking to stroke his 15-year-old student’s hair while she naps. When LaBute’s characters aren’t aggressively suppressing their anguish, they’re nurturing it for selfish ends. It’s a psychologically complex evening, and director Aaron Henrickson’s discriminating, understated cast tease out every nuance. Nearly everything in this two-hour Fairlane Theatre production falls gracefully in place.”

-Justin Hayford,The Chicago Reader

 

Red Light Winter

FAIRLANE THEATRE CO. 2014
Written By Adam Rapp
Directed By Aaron Henrickson
Lighting Design: Brian Berman
Costume Design: Gina LoPiccolo
Sound Design: Christopher Walls
Technical Direction: David Flora
Photography: Katie Siorka

 

 

 

“All three actors bring everything to their respective roles…Fairlane Theatre Company’s mission to “provide work actors truly want to perform and audiences want to see” is off to a fine start under Aaron Henrickson’s capable direction.”

– Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Critic

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Sex Marks The Spot

THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO 2010
Written By Charles Grippo
Directed by Aaron Henrickson
Set Design: Roger Wkys
Lighting Design: Jessica Harpenau
Costume Design: Ellen Sidel
Sound Design: Kathy Chavez

 

 

 

 

 

“…laugh your A _ _ off as the opening night audience did at The Theatre Building watching Charles Grippo’s farcical comedy ” Sex Marks The Spot”.…I was very impressed with his use of the stage in building the set and Henrickson’s direction utilizing all the doors and chase scenes as well as getting the timing just right, a key to the farce.”

– Alan Bresloff, Steady Style Chicago

 

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

WILMETTE CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2014
Written By Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows
Directed By Aaron Henrickson
Music Direction: Joseph Brewer
Choreagraphy: Brayn Wlass
Lighting Design: John Kelly
Costume Design: Allison Smith
Sound Design: Christopher Walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Gatsby

NEW STUDENT PERFORMANCE PROJECT 2012
Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Adapted and directed by Aaron Henrickson
Lighting Design: Max Horrowitz
Costume Design: Tom Keiffer
Photography: Emily Van Zandt

 

 

 

 

 

Peter + Wendy

CITY LIT ART OF ADAPTATION FESTIVAL. 2013
Written: By James Matthew Barrie
Adapted: By Aaron Henrickson and Lane Flores
Directed: BY Aaron Henrickson
Costume Design: Gina LoPiccolo
Fight Direction: Alex Farrington
Sound Design: Daniel Caffrey

 

 

 

 

The Music Man

WILMETTE CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2016
Words and Music By Meredith Wilson
Directed By Aaron Henrickson
Set Design: Kaitlyn Grissom
Lighting Design: Diane Fairchild
Costume Design: Jeanine Fry

 

 

 

 

 

One Acts and Festival Projects

LEMON HEAD
side project, 2009

FOLKFIRE
Tympanic, 2009

GOSPEL HOUR
Tympanic Theatre Company, 2012

COUNTERPOINT
City Lit Art of Adaption Festival, 2012

 

 

Columbia College Chicago

COWBOY MOUTH Spring 2008

COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA Fall 2008

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, Spring 2009

 

 

 

 

 

COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
Written By William Inge
Directed By Aaron Henrickson
Set Design: Matthew Cummings
Lighting Design: Emily Barbian
Costume Design: Shareen Chahade
Sound Design: Kathy Chavez

 

 

COWBOY MOUTH
Written by Sam Sheppard
Directed by Aaron Henrickson
Set Design:  Mike Mroch
Lighting Design: Emily Barbian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
Written By Steve Martin
Directed By Aaron Henrickson
Set Design: Rebbecca Beaudoin
Costumes: Emma Webber