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Aaron Todd Douglas is a theatre artist who acts, directs, writes and teaches.  Aaron Todd happily relocated to the Twin Cities and is currently the Program Director of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Acting Program.  Previously based in Chicago, Aaron Todd is a Founding Ensemble Member and was a Playwright-in-Residence, and Associate Artistic Director of Congo Square Theatre Company. 

He was a member of the acting faculty at Northwestern University, prior to that he spent a number of years at Loyola University where, in addition to his teaching responsibilities, he designed and led The Arts Infusion Initiative, an enterprise providing professional development to a cohort of 45+ teaching artists from 12 non-profit arts organizations throughout the city of Chicago serving justice system related youth, 40% of which resided within juvenile detention. 

In addition to his academic and leadership pursuits, he balanced a thriving career as a freelance actor and director in Chicago’s vibrant theatre community, working at its Regional Tony Award winning major stages, in Chicago’s signature storefront scene, as well as on-camera work in film and network tv. A Chicago stage veteran, Aaron Todd has acted and directed at many of Chicago’s finest theatre companies including The Goodman, Victory Gardens, Eclipse Theatre, ETA Creative Arts, Chicago Shakespeare, The Court, Writers Theatre, Raven Theatre and Steppenwolf.  He was the inaugural Next Generation Theatre Management Fellow at Victory Gardens Theater, and he won an International Ibsen Scholarship from The Norwegian Ministry of Culture in cooperation with Teater Ibsen for his work as a playwright for, The Master Comic.



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Educational Background

  • B.S.: Comprehensive Communication and Theatre Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 1993 -
  • M.F.A.: Acting, University of Illinois, 1997 -