Seth Bockley

Seth Bockley

Seth Bockley [pronounced BOAK-ley] is a writer and director. Writing credits include 2666 (Jeff award for Best New Adaptation with co-adapter Robert Falls, from the novel by Roberto Bolaño); Wilderness with En Garde Arts, February House, a collaboration with lyricist and composer Gabriel Kahane, which premiered at The Public Theater in 2012 under the direction of Davis McCallum; Ask Aunt Susan (premiered at the Goodman in June 2014), The Elephant & The Whale (with Redmoon and Chicago Children’s Theatre); adaptations of George Saunders’ short stories CommComm and Jon, which won the 2008 Equity Jeff Citation for Best New Adaptation, and sketches for A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile. Directing credits include En Garde Arts’ Wilderness and Basetrack Live; 2666, co-directed with Robert Falls; the English-language premiere of Ewald Palmetshofer’s hamlet is dead. no gravity with Red Tape Theater; Philip Dawkins’ Failure: A Love Story with Victory Gardens Theater; Jason Grote’s Civilization (all you can eat) with Clubbed Thumb; Jon and Jason Grote’s 1001; numerous events and spectacles with Chicago’s Redmoon; and the clown play Guerra, developed with Devon de Mayo and Mexico City-based troupe La Piara. He is a recipient of TCG’s New Generations and On The Road grants and teaches at the University of Chicago.