JERRELL L. HENDERSON is a director and teaching artist. Recent directing credits include The Dark at the Top of the Stairs with Eclipse Theatre and Salt Pepper Ketchup with Passage Theatre and InterAct Theatre. Other credits include Red Summer: A New American Play with Music by Shepsu Aakhu and Andy White with MPAACT Theatre & Fleetwood-Jordain Theatre and The Freaks Of Mercy by Joel Drake Johnson at Chicago Dramatists: The Saturday Series. Upcoming productions include Untitled with Inis Nua Theatre. As an assistant director, Jerrell has worked with Victory Gardens Theater, The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Lookingglass Theatre. As an educator, Jerrell has taught and directed at several institutions including Illinois State University, Northwestern University, and The University of the Arts. He received a BA in Theatre Arts from The Pennsylvania State University, an MFA in Directing from Northwestern University, is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a member of Victory Gardens Directors Inclusion Initiative, 2017-2018.