Joanna Settle has directed classic and modern classic work by Sophocles, Ionesco, Shakespeare, Euripides, Pinter and Beckett, among others. She directed “9 Parts of Desire,” which won two Lucille Lortel Awards and was hailed by The New Yorker as “an example of how art can remake the world.” Recently, Joanna directed “In Darfur” for the New York Public Theater. Joanna is a graduate of the Andrew W. Mellon Directing Program at the Juilliard School and a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts/Theater Communications Group Fellowship for Directors. In 2008, Joanna was named Artistic Director of Shakespeare on the Sound. Her inaugural production for the company will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

This summer, Shakespeare on the Sound will present Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Joanna Settle and featuring a score by Stew and choreography by David Neumann. With a cast of 17 and a design team of 5, this production will be performed site-specifically to an audience of 16,000 from June 16 through July 12, 2009 in Rowayton and Greenwich, CT.