In 1990, after working extensively in Cincinnati, Ohio as a producer, director, and acting instructor, Luther re-located to Chicago.  Between 1990 and 1995, he worked as the Assistant to the Producer at the Skokie-based Northlight Theatre and held the position of Resident Artistic Director at the African-American based Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in Evanston, IL.  

 

In 1995, he accepted the Managing Director position at the Chicago Theatre Company, a professional African-American company located on Chicago’s south side.  In 2002, Luther accepted a Business Representative position with the Chicago office of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.  

LOVE CHILD, his first play, made its debut in January 2001 at Chicago’s Live BaitTheatre.  This highly successful production received numerous awards, including a Joseph Jefferson Award for “Best New Work”; and Chicago After Dark Awards “Best New Work” and “Best Ensemble”.  LOVE CHILD, in 2002, celebrated two other productions. One at the Chicago Theatre Company and the other at the Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati.  These two productions also garnered awards including the Chicago African-American Arts Alliance Award for “Best New Play”; and the Cincinnati

Entertainment Award for “Best Local Premiere.”  

 

In 2016, after 15-years, Luther retired from Actors’ Equity. Aside from working as Finance and Development Associate for Congo Square Theatre Company, he continues to work with many Chicago theatres as an independent theatre consultant.

Supported in part by Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

 

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