Ina Marlowe  |  Working Breakfast Facilitator

This year, Statera Conference programming will include "working breakfasts" where attendees can choose to share a meal with a group of people interested in a focused conversation surrounding a certain topic. During this working breakfast, facilitator Ina Marlowe will explore issues facing female directors. 

About Ina

Ina Marlowe was founder and Producing Artistic Director of Touchstone Theatre, The Library Theatre and Producing Artistic Director of Organic Theater Company in Chicago. She is the director of The Glass Menagerie at Denver Center Theatre Company.

The Chicago Tribune named her one of the Outstanding Chicagoans of 1998.  Other honors include the Distinguished Alumni Award from DePaul University and a Joseph Jefferson Award as director for A Moon for the Misbegotten.  New York Premieres under her direction include Sebastian Barry’s Boss Grady’s Boys.  Midwest Premieres include The Wood Demon, Lady from Dubuque, Goodnight Children Everywhere, An American Daughter, Collected Stories, Moonlight, Taking Sides, and The Steward of Christendom.  American or World Premieres include A Kind Asylum, Belfry, Give the Lady Wants and adaptations Sister Carrie and Roughing It. Classics include Miss Julie, The Merchant of Venice, Love’s Labours Lost, Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, and The Seagull.  She worked closely with Edward Albee while directing his play Tiny Alice and continued that communication while directing The Goat at the Unicorn Theatre, observing rehearsals for Peter and Jerry in New York and Hartford and directing The Lady from Dubuque at Organic. At Unicorn Theatre she directed Permanent Collection working closely with playwright Tom Gibbons.  She has directed plays of and worked in rehearsal with Richard Nelson, Wendy Wasserstein, Sebastian Barry, Billy Roche and Thomas Babe. Ms. Marlowe is a two time past board member of the League of Chicago Theatres and past two time member of the Theatre Panel of the Illinois Arts Council.  She is also a visual artist and her work is in a number of private collections.