Aaron Sawyer is the Founder and Artistic Director of Red Theater with collectives in Lincoln, Omaha, Chicago, Tucson, and Purchase, NY. As a playwright and stage director recent Chicago credits include RED HAMLET, THREE SOLDIERS (FOR SISTERS), and the bilingual Deaf/Hearing production of R+J: THE VINEYARD, heralded as a Top Ten Chicago Play of 2016 (Chicago Theater Beat). Currently Aaron is directing the Chicago Premiere of TASTE by Benjamin Brand -Jeff Recommended- and developing a two-person Beowulf pocket musical.
As a filmmaker Aaron is proud of his short film starring Emmy-winner Michael Badalucco, Broken Circle, as well as his feature-length documentary titled Act Like Nobody’s In Trouble which details Red Theater’s origin story and is available to stream for free at redtheater.org. Aaron is an avid Arsenal FC fan who resides in Chicago with his son, spouse, and pug.