Geoffrey Arndt

Geoffrey Arndt

Geoffrey is a director, teacher, and interdisciplinary devising artist. He is the Director of Theatre at Saint Patrick High School in Chicago, IL where he teaches early career artists courses that range from acting and directing to design and technology. Each year, he three productions and mentors student directors. He also serves as Artistic Director for the summer theatre company that serves as a laboratory...
Geoffrey is a director, teacher, and interdisciplinary devising artist. He is the Director of Theatre at Saint Patrick High School in Chicago, IL where he teaches early career artists courses that range from acting and directing to design and technology. Each year, he three productions and mentors student directors. He also serves as Artistic Director for the summer theatre company that serves as a laboratory extension from the SPHS Theatre Department, employing Non-Equity mentors to perform with and educate students. Geoffrey enjoys devising and adapting plays, as well. He has also worked in costume and prop assistant design at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Boho Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire, and First Folio. He is the 2019 Charles Nelson Reilly Directing Award winner for his production of Dracula. He is proud to have received his BS and MS in Theatre Studies from Illinois State University and his MFA in Directing from the University of Idaho.

Plays

  • We All Rise Above
    We All Rise Above is an interactive, anti-bullying play that follows the Forum Theatre structure of presenting scenes where a protagonist is being oppressed and needs the audience to step up and change the fate of the protagonist. This play is ideal for elementary and secondary students.