DRU SMITH

EDUCATION director

Dru Smith is a teaching artist, actor, writer and director who lives in Chicago. He has been working in various capacities for Mudlark Theater for the past five years. Last season he directed Imogen and The Boy Who Fell, the latter being a part of the Summer High School Season. In the ‘15/’16 season he co-directed The Ratcatcher. He served as the fight choreographer for the Mudlark Productions of The Odyssey, Treasure Island, Pinocchio, The Nutcracker & The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In Chicago, Dru directed a show for Chicago Slam Works called Carrier. As an actor, Dru has appeared on stage at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Gift Theater & numerous others, including Mudlark; where we played Firs in The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker. In 2010, he completed The School at Steppenwolf and is also a proud graduate of SUNY Purchase, where he received his B.F.A. in Acting.