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Malcolm Ewen

 
Bio:
In 1988, Malcolm, alongside Tim Fort and Steve Stettler, took the reins of Weston Playhouse, rededicating the theatre to its community, reorganizing it as a not-for-profit company, and entering into an agreement with Actors' Equity, the professional union of actors and stage managers. Malcolm ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
In 1988, Malcolm, alongside Tim Fort and Steve Stettler, took the reins of Weston Playhouse, rededicating the theatre to its community, reorganizing it as a not-for-profit company, and entering into an agreement with Actors' Equity, the professional union of actors and stage managers. Malcolm ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Chicago, 2018]
Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Production Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Production Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Production Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Production Stage Manager

Photos

Malcolm Ewen, Lois Smith and B.J. Jones Photo

Malcolm Ewen, Lois Smith and B.J. Jones

From: 
Date:
10/12/2017
Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen and director Joe Mantello  Photo

Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen and director Joe Mantello

From: 
Date:
11/19/2014

 

Stage

Productions

[Chicago, 2018]
Stage Manager

[Broadway, 1998]
Production Stage Manager

[Broadway, 1994]
Production Stage Manager

[Broadway, 1993]
Production Stage Manager

[Broadway, 1990]
Production Stage Manager

Malcolm Ewen Biography

In 1988, Malcolm, alongside Tim Fort and Steve Stettler, took the reins of Weston Playhouse, rededicating the theatre to its community, reorganizing it as a not-for-profit company, and entering into an agreement with Actors' Equity, the professional union of actors and stage managers. Malcolm personally guided the expansion of the company's accessibility, now a leader in the state. Weston has grown to become an award-winning regional theatre nationally known for its multi-stage summer festival and its year-round Education and New Works programs. Malcolm's impact on Weston will be felt far into the future as he was instrumental in opening a new Second Stage in 2017, Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, an incubator for the arts and a hub for community engagement.

Over the course of his tenure, Malcolm directed many memorable productions and audience favorites including: The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, To Kill A Mockingbird, Chicago, The Oath, The Threepenny Opera, Doubt, Urinetown, The Drawer Boy, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Stones in his Pockets, and Of Mice and Men. Last year, his production of Fun Home opened the inaugural summer season at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm.




Malcolm Ewen News

Season of Concern Cancels Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS Photo Season of Concern Cancels Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

Season of Concern has canceled its benefit performance of JERRY’S GIRLS that was scheduled at Victory Gardens Theatre on Monday, June 27, 2022. Several people associated with the show have tested positive for COVID.

Season of Concern to Present One-Night-Only Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS Photo Season of Concern to Present One-Night-Only Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Jerry’s Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, direction by Ken-Matt Martin, and musical direction by Nigel D. Robinson. 

Steppenwolf Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen Lives On Via New Fund At Season Of Concern Sup Photo Steppenwolf Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen Lives On Via New Fund At Season Of Concern Supporting Chicago Theater Artists
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021

In life, Malcolm Ewen, the long-time production stage manager at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and a decades-long member of the board of Season of Concern, was a tireless advocate for Chicago’s theater community. In addition to his distinguished career at Steppenwolf his leadership presence was felt from The Goodman Theatre in Chicago to Weston Playhouse in Vermont. 

Weston Playhouse to Hold Memorial Service for Malcolm Ewen Photo Weston Playhouse to Hold Memorial Service for Malcolm Ewen
by Julie Musbach - Jul 19, 2019

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will hold a memorial service for Malcolm Ewen on Sunday, August 4th at 7:30 pm at the Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street, in Weston. 

Founding Director Of Weston Playhouse Malcolm Ewen Passes Away Photo Founding Director Of Weston Playhouse Malcolm Ewen Passes Away
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019

Weston Playhouse is deeply saddened to announce that ?Malcolm Ewen?, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Founding Director, beloved colleague, and friend, has passed after a long battle with cancer.

Actors' Equity Mourns Passing Of Councillor Malcolm D. Ewen Photo Actors' Equity Mourns Passing Of Councillor Malcolm D. Ewen
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2019

Mary McColl, Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association, has issued the following statement about Malcolm Ewen, a longtime Chicago-based stage manager who served as a National Councillor representing members on the Central Regional Board of Actors' Equity. Ewen passed away last night surrounded by loved ones following a battle with cancer. 

Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen Named Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Photo Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen Named Steppenwolf Ensemble Member
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the addition of longtime stage managerMalcolm Ewen into the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. Ewen has worked at Steppenwolf since 1987 and has stage managed more than 40 shows and taken four Steppenwolf productions to Broadway-including The Grapes of Wrath and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? both of which won Tony Awards.

FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At Steppenwolf Photo FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At Steppenwolf
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Familiar written by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther, Broadway's Eclipsed) and directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over. As previously announced, this fiercely funny production features ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Nyasha) and Ora Jones (Marvelous Chinyaramwira), who appeared together in Steppenwolf's The Doppelganger (an international farce) last season. Rounding out the cast are Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Anne), Erik Hellman (Chris), Lanise Antoine Shelley, (Tendikayi), Luigi Sottile (Brad), Jacqueline Williams (Margaret Munyewa) and Cedric Young (Donald Chinyaramwira).

Tony-Winning FUN HOME Opens July 5th in Weston Photo Tony-Winning FUN HOME Opens July 5th in Weston
by Stephi Wild - Jun 26, 2018

The Weston Playhouse Theatre is thrilled to present the five-time Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home to its new flexible 140-seat Second Stage, Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm. Refreshingly honest and wildly innovative, Fun Home is based on Vermont author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel's acclaimed graphic memoir. Audiences will follow Bechdel at three different life stages as she grows and grapples with her uniquely dysfunctional family, her sexuality, and her father's secrets.

Weston Playhouse Announces Susanna Gellert as New Executive Artistic Director Photo Weston Playhouse Announces Susanna Gellert as New Executive Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2018

Oliver K. Olsen, chair of the Board of Directors of the Weston Playhouse Theatre, announces today that Susanna Gellert has been chosen by the Board of Directors to be the company's new Executive Artistic Director. Gellert, currently Associate Producer and Director of the Studio at New York's acclaimed Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), comes to Weston with fifteen years of experience in New York and regional theatre and a long-standing relationship with Vermont, which has been her second home for the past seven years. Ms. Gellert's appointment is the result of a 9-month national search led by Management Consultants for the Arts (www.mcaonline.us).

Malcolm Ewen Videos

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with BLKS Playwright Aziza Barnes VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes with BLKS Playwright Aziza Barnes
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of BLKS by award-winning poet and playwright Aziza Barnes and directed by Nataki Garrett. An uproarious and frank play, the acclaimed Chicago-based cast features ensemble member Namir Smallwood (Justin /Sosa/Dominican Dude) with Leea Ayers (June), Nora Carroll (Octavia), Celeste Cooper (Imani), Danielle Davis (Ry) and Kelly O'Sullivan (That Bitch on the Couch/White Woman). Below, check out an interview with playwright Aziza Barnes as she talks about BLKS!

Video: Steppenwolf Announces BLKS SALON SERIES VideoVideo: Steppenwolf Announces BLKS SALON SERIES
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2017

In conjunction with the world premiere of BLKS by acclaimed poet/playwright Aziza Barnes this December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has collaborated with Barnes to bring a beautiful lineup of Black artists, queer artists, women-identified artists, artists of color and their communities to Steppenwolf's LookOut Series. The BLKS Salon Series celebrates the themes and conversations sparked by Barnes's play an ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young black women in New York City.

BWW TV: Steppenwolf's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF Performance Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2010

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 season with Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by Pam MacKinnon. The production features ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton with Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks. Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? plays December 2, 2010 -13, 2011 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. The press performances are Saturday, December 11 at 3 pm and Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm. Click below for performance highlights.