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 Ensemble in 2020, after serving as Strawdog’s Production Manager from 2019.
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 as Production Manager, he served as Production Manager for Pride Films and Plays.
Paul is passionate about all kinds of theatre, but classics and musical theatre hold a special place in his heart. As an employee of The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts), he gets to support one of his passions - the push for equity and accessibility in the arts.