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, 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 project, The Master Comic.
Aaron Todd is a founding ensemble member of Congo Square Theatre Company, where his acting credits include their multiple award winning production of Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson, Before it Hits Home, Spunk, and Ali. He originated the role of Flip in the world premiere of Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond (the play was later produced on Broadway) and performed in Joe Turner's Come and Gone at The Goodman Theatre commemorating the Goodman's historic completion of Wilson's Century Cycle. Classical credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Alchemist, Hamlet, Three Musketeers, and he twice played the title role in Othello. Favorite directing projects include: Ruined, Radio Golf, Megastasis, The Nativity, 12 Angry Men, Smash Hit, Pill Hill, Talented Tenth, The African Company Presents Richard III, and most recently Jacqueline Woodson's Locomotion at First Stage in Milwaukee. Aaron Todd is also a former member of the Acting Faculty at Northwestern University and at Loyola University in Chicago, IL.
- B.S.: Comprehensive Communication and Theatre Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 1993 -
- M.F.A.: Acting, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1997 -