John Maclay is an actor, director, voice and text coach, and fight choreographer who has spent the past 15 years working professionally in Milwaukee and Chicago. When not teaching at Carthage, he proudly serves as Associate Artistic Director at First Stage, one of the nation's third largest and most respected theatre for young audiences. Mr. Maclay has been working with First Stage in one form or other since 2000 and has directed or appeared in more than 25 First Stage productions as well as having produced more than 50 productions for the First Stage Young Company.
Mr. Maclay is also an adaptor of literature for the stage. Two new works which he has co-authored ("Anatole" and "Nancy Drew and the Biggest Case Ever") will receive their professional world premieres in the 2013-14 season.
His work has also been seen at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Defiant Theatre, Bunny Gumbo, Bialystock and Bloom, Skylight Opera Theatre and more. Mr. Maclay is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.
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