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Paul Cook

Managing Director


Paul Cook is a Chicago native, and has lived all over the country. He did his undergrad at Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI), and received his MFA in Directing from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He was invited to join the Strawdog Theatre Ensemble in 2020, after serving as Strawdog’s Production Manager in 2019.

Paul is passionate about all kinds of theatre, but classics and musical theatre hold a special place in his heart. As a performer, Paul has performed all across the country, as well as overseas. As a director, he has created work in Tennessee, Illinois, and California. Prior to joining Strawdog, Paul served as Production Manager for Pride Films and Plays. He also currently serves as the Production Manager at Peninsula Players Theatre in Door County, WI.