The reviews are in for Associate Professor of Directing Robin Witt's most recent work in Chicago, where she has spent the past semester on a reassignment of duties. Witt directed W. Somerset Maugham's play, For Services Rendered (pictured), which is at the Griffin Theatre Company through July 6.
"Robin Witt’s new production is about as good as mature, non-Equity theater gets in Chicago: it’s filled with fascinating character studies, ranging from the philandering, middle-aged Wilfred Cedar, as played by Matt Rockwood to the 20-something object of his affections, Lois Ardsley (Krystal Ortiz, a whopping young talent)," wrote Chris Jones in the Chicago Tribune. The production has also been reviewed in The New York Times, Chicago Reader, and WTTW Public Television.
Also in Chicago this year, Witt has directed productions of A Doll’s House, Part 2 at Steppenwolf Theatre and Caryl Churchill's A Number at Writers Theatre. Her final Chicago production this summer is Pomona by Alistair McDowall, which opens at Steep Theatre July 18 and runs through August 24.