Steve Pickering is a Chicago-based actor, director, and playwright. A Goodman Theatre Creative Partner and Project Manager for Shanghai Low Theatricals (SLT), he is formerly the Artistic Director of Next Theatre Company in Evanston. For SLT, he has served as the primary adaptor—in collaboration with company members—of Orwell’s Animal Farm (Steppenwolf for Young Adults, 2014); Conan Doyle’s The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Idle Muse Theatre Company); Alastair Reynolds’ Diamond Dogs (The House Theatre of Chicago); and his own production of Alphaburn, retelling the Joan of Arc story (DePaul University, 2017). As an actor, he last appeared in Robert Falls’ world premiere staging of Rogelio Martinez’ Blind Date (Goodman Theatre—one of over 30 productions with the company since 1987); Sean Grennan’s The Tin Woman (Theatre at the Center); and Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island (Lookingglass; Berkeley Repertory Theatre). In 2016, he was awarded a Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship by the Ten Chimneys Foundation. shanghailow.org.