Will Bishop (he/him/his) is Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Director of Production, where he has overseen the creation of dozens of TYA (theatre for young audience) shows. He is the director and a co-creator of The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party, which has played as CCT’s holiday tradition for the past six years, has toured to dozens of schools and libraries around Chicago, played in the Ninth Annual China Children’s Theatre Festival, in Beijing and Jinan, and has been adapted into a hybrid film/live drive-in movie experience during the pandemic. He has also designed scenery, props, costumes and/or puppets for Frederick (with Michael Shannon), Doll Face Has a Party!(with Brian Selznick), The Relocation of Nokwsi, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, The World Inside Me (Chicago, Miami, and New Victory Theatre, NYC), X Marks the Spot! (Chicago and Sarasota FL), My Wonderful Birthday Suit, Red Kite Green Mountain (Flynn Center, Burlington VT) and numerous collaborations with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
He recently began teaching technical theatre at University of Illinois – Chicago. When not making theatre, he’s probably playing tabletop role playing games, cooking and baking vegan food, brewing beer, or spending time with the pets, Fawkes the chihuahua and Goblin the cat.