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Louis Contey
Associate Artist

Louis received a Non-Equity Jeff Award for Outstanding Direction for AWAKE AND SING! and a Non-Equity Jeff Award nomination for IT'S ALL TRUE, both at TimeLine. Other TimeLine productions include TRUMBO, PARADISE LOST, LILLIAN, THE GENERAL FROM AMERICA, COPENHAGEN and PRAVDA.

He has directed more than 60 plays, among them REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, ALL MY SONS, ROCKET TO THE MOON, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG, MEET JOE DOE, BOYS NEXT DOOR and MARRIAGE PLAY. He is a 12-time Jeff nominee and has received seven Jeff Citations. He has worked at Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Theatre at the Center, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, Shattered Globe Theatre, Provision Theater, Eclipse Theatre and American Theater Company, among others. He received his MFA in directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University, where he is currently an adjunct instructor.

updated October 2008