Iris Sowlat

Company Member

Preferred Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Iris Sowlat is thrilled to join Accidental Shakespeare Company and to direct R & J next summer! Previously with Accidental Shakespeare, Iris directed Checkhov’s The Bear. Other directing credits include ABCD (Piven Theatre’s Lab), The Days Are Shorter (Pride Films & Plays), Joan of Arc and Underworld Anthem (both RhinoFest), and Narratives of Achromatopsia and Turn That Thing Around (both Chicago Fringe Festival). Assistant-directing credits include Into the Breeches! (Northlight) and work with About Face, Broken Nose, and Fury Theatre. She has directed readings, workshops, and short plays with American Blues Theatre, Collaboraction, Otherworld, the Chicago Theatre Marathon, the Women’s Theatre Alliance, Global Hive Labs, NoPassport Theatre Alliance, the Chicago Women’s History Center, and more. Iris is a proud recipient of Windy City Times’ “30 Under 30.” You can learn more about Iris on her website,

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