Mignon McPherson Stewart

aka Mignon McPherson Nance

Regional Theater Productions

Director, Breath, Boom (Kia Corthron), Eclipse Theatre Co.

Director, Dandelions (Marsha Estelle), Collaboraction – Peacebook Festival

Director, The Crooner (Marsha Estelle), Chicago Dramatists – Saturday Series

Director and Co-Creator, Opening Performance – The Bang Bang Project, Zhou B Arts

Director, The Crooner (Marsha Estelle), Black Words Black Lives

Director, Night Vision (Dominique Morisseau) & Dressing (Mona Mansur and Tala Manassah), Goodman Theatre – Facing Our Truth

Director, Everything is Permitted (Chelsea Marcantel-Polaski), Collaboraction

Director, Wine in the Wilderness / Florence (Alice Childress), eta Creative Arts Foundation

Director, The Trip (Crystal Rhodes), eta Creative Arts Foundation

Director, Ten Square (Shepsu Aakhu), MPAACT

Director, Stage Black (Lydia Diamond), MPAACT

Director, Trouble the Water (Shepsu Aakhu), MPAACT

Director,  Softly Blue (Shepsu Aakhu), MPAACT

Director & Co-Adapter, Relevant Hearsay: Stories from 57 (Shirley Carney), MPAACT & Theatre on the Lake

Assistant Director, Electricidad (Luis Alfaro), Goodman Theatre, Director: Henry Godinez

Director, Sisters from Belzoni (Creola Thomas), eta Creative Arts Foundation

Director, Sost (Shepsu Aakhu), MPAACT

Director, Kiwi Black (Shepsu Aakhu), MPAACT

Director, Kosi Dasa (Shepsu Aakhu), MPAACT

Director, Fascia (Shepsu Aakhu), MPAACT

Director, Passages of Martin Luther King Jr. (Ifa Bayeza),  Chernin Ctr for the Arts

Guest Director, Break it Down, Healthworks Theatre

Director, Glow of Reflected Light (Shepsu Aakhu), MPAACT

Director and Co-Adapter, Journal of Ordinary Thought, Chicago Theatre Company and Theatre on the Lake

Director, MiLK (Nambi E. Kelley), MPAACT

University Productions

Director,     Sweet Water Taste, (Gloria Bond Clunie) Columbia College Theodore Ward Winner

Director,     Crumbs From the Table of Joy (Lynn Nottage), Loyola University

Readings and Festivals

Director,   The Last Cadillac (Reginald Edmund), Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series

Director,    Jackson (Shawn Price), Chicago Dramatists 10 Minute Play Festival

Director,     Iowa Akhbar (Aaron Carter), Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series

Director,     Sweet Water Taste (Gloria Bond Clunie), Goodman Theatre New Stages Series

Director,     Softly Blue, (Shepsu Aakhu) Goodman Theatre New Stages Series

Director,     Shaved Fish, Young Playwrights Festival, Pegasus Players

Director,     Here I Am…See Can You Handle It, (Lydia Diamond (Gartin) Bailiwick Director’s Festival


Field of Souls – Darlette McAlpin – Playwright, Runako Jahi – Director, eta Creative Arts Foundation

Fathers and Sons, Michael Bradford – Playwright,   Kemati Porter- Director, eta Creative Arts Foundation

The Man Who Saved New Orleans Director Artisia Green-Dallas, Playwright Thomas Meloncon

Nanay Isog and her Children (adaptation of Mother Courage and her Children), Alan Sargan-Director, Pintig Cultural Group

Missing Peace by Edwidge Danticat, Mignon Stewart-Adaptation, MPAACT

Honors and Awards

Goodman Theatre Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship, 2003

The Trip; BTAA Nomination, Best Director, 2011

Stage Black; BTAA Nomination, Best Director, 2009

Trouble the Water; Jeff Recommended, Best Production Winner, BTAA, 2007

Sost; BTAA Best Production, 2004

Relevant Hearsay; 8 BTAA Nominations inc. Best Director, Production & Original Play, 2004

Kiwi Black; Jeff Recommended, 2003

Kosi Dasa; Jeff Recommended, 2002

MiLK; BTAA Nomination, Best Director, 1995

Journal of Ordinary Thought ; Jeff Recommended, Best Plays of 1999 by Hedy Weiss (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES) & Chris Jones (CHICAGO TRIBUNE); F.E.A.T. Award; Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis

Education & Training

M.F.A. Roosevelt University; Director/Dramaturgy College of Performing Arts. Thesis Production: Marisol by José Rivera
B.A. Loyola University. Theatre. Magna Cum Laude.