I live in Cincinnati, where I teach in the drama program at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
I direct here in Cincinnati, as well as in New York and Chicago.
I was recently named “Best Theatre Newcomer” by CityBeat Cincinnati:
BEST THEATRE NEWCOMER
"… Along with teaching a variety of courses, Russell is also a drama department director; he made a splash on the local theater scene last fall with his local directorial debut, Boeing Boeing, a collaborative production with The Carnegie in Covington that was well-received and a good sign for future CCM Drama productions."
Prior to coming to Ohio, I worked in Chicago with Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers' Theatre, Steep, Next, Side Project, Collaboraction, A Red Orchid, and more.
I am a member of SDC, the Lincoln Center Directors' Lab, and AAUP. I am a big fan of all three.
I have a BA from Kenyon College (political science major) and an MFA in stage directing from Northwestern University.