Listing for Craig Gustafson (Volume 1, Page 1879)

GUSTAFSON, CRAIG THOMAS, theater director, playwright, graphics designer; b. Oak Park, Ill., Aug. 26, 1958; s. Eric O. and Mary Louise (Howlett) G.; m. Marjorie L. Weitzenfeld July 11, 1998. Student, Second City, Chgo., 1978; AA, Coll. DuPage, 1979. Board operator with Wells Fargo Alarm, Elmhurst, Ill., 1978-81; ops. employee Coll. DuPage, Glen Ellyn, 1981--; prodr., dir. Ad Hoc Theatre Co., Lisle, Ill., 1986-89; dir., writer The Summer Place, Naperville, Ill., 1989-96, Village Theatre Guild, Glen Ellyn; dir., composer Wheaton (Ill.) Drama, Inc., 1990--; artistic dir. Top Banana, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., 1997-99; v.p., dir., composer, graphic artist First Street Playhouse, Batavia, Ill., 2002--; actor, dir., prodr,. composer, choreographer, others Village Players, Oak Park, Ill., 1995, West Suburban Players, Villa Park, Ill., 1996-98, Music On Stage, Palatine, Ill., 2001, Village Theatre of Palatine, 2002. Actor: The Foreigner, The House of Blue Leaves, Chicago, Bobby Gould in Hell, Rumors, Waiting for Godot, The Fantasticks, Twelfth Night; dir.: Assassins, Luv, Lucky Stiff, Lend Me a Tenor, The Odd Couple, Tartuffe, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Nunsense, Mingle, Among the Demons. Writer, performer (with Joy Kenyon) Tongues and Animal Crackers, Vic Theatre, Chgo., 1992. Named Funniest Person in Chgo., Chgo. Sun-Times, 1981, Best Cmty. Prodn. for The Nerd, Acad. Theatre Artists and Friends, Chgo., 1996. Mem. Sons of the Desert (vice-shiek 1994-95). Democrat. Avocations: studying history of comedy, irritating conservatives.

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