Chicago Directors


Nicholas Gray


Nicholas Gray last directed for City Stage with Evil Dead: The Musical in 2008.  He is currently exploring a career as a playwright.  His first play, Population: 8, had its world premiere at The 13th Annual New York International Fringe Festival in 2009.  His latest play, The Dying Words of Edison Strange, has received several honors and will begin development in early 2011 with The Hive Theatre Company in NYC. 

Chiaki Ito

Music Director/Producer

Chiaki Ito is a graduate of NC School of the Arts (high school), UNC-CH (BA), Univ. of Guam (M. Ed.) and Univ. of SC (JD).  She has music directed or been involved with approximately 70 shows in the past 11 years. Favorites include Hedwig, Bat Boy, Tommy and The Last 5 Years and most recently, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show (for which she just recently was named Best Music Director by the Independent in Raleigh, NC). Chiaki practices law in New Hanover County. She enjoys training for triathlons, spending time with her dog, Elvis.

Kevin Green


Kevin Green is a graduate of NC School of the Arts (BFA in Dance, 2008). He is the artistic director and co-founder of Techmoja Dance and Theatre Company, LLC.  His directing credits include West Side Story, Dreamgirls, The Wiz, The House that Gordy Built, Jesus Christ Superstar and Hairspray.  He has also choreographed numerous shows, including, RENT, The Wild Party, The Great American Trailer Park, Annie, The Rocky Horror Show and High School Musical.