Calvin MacLean
Cal is in his thirteenth year as Theatre Department Head and CBT Company Producing Artistic Director. CBT productions he has directed include: A Flea in Her Ear, The Life of Galileo, The Secret Rapture, A Streetcar Named Desire (with Dale Dickey), Amadeus (with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra), Kiss Me, Kate, Sweeney Todd (with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Dale Dickey), Our Country’s Good, The Threepenny Opera, The Open Hand and The Crucible. Cal was the Artistic Director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival for eleven seasons. Professionally active in Chicago, his productions earned several Joseph Jefferson Awards for Outstanding Production and Direction. Most notable was Joshua Sobol’s Ghetto, a production that ran for seven months and honored with four Jeff Awards including for Outstanding Direction of a Play. Cal has served as President of the University/Resident Theatre Association and is a member of the National Theatre Conference. The past collaborations with the Knoxville Symphony (Amadeus and Sweeney Todd) has led to the prestigious grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation in support of Candide. He and his wife Rebecca are the proud parents of Sam and Rachael.