Director Jon Kretzu will be making his Seattle Shakespeare Company directorial debut with our 2013 production of Love’s Labours Lost. He recently staged the Village Theatre’s It Shoulda Been You this past spring and is returning to Seattle after spending several seasons as the Associate Artistic Director at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland. While at Artists Repertory Theatre Jon directed over 40 productions for the company including the world premieres of Richard Kramer’s The Cherry Orchard, Tracy Letts’ Three Sisters, Joseph Fisher’s The Seagull and The New House as well as A Streetcar Named Desire, The History Boys, Othello, Design For Living, and All My Sons, among many others. Jon has also directed numerous productions in Seattle, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles, including Abduction from the Seraglio, Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Sweeney Todd, Wonderful Town, Inventing Van Gogh, The Taming of the Shrew; A Doll’s House; Cloud 9; The Outsiders; Terra Nova; Reckless; Streamers; Private Lives; Arms and The Man; 84 Charing Cross Road, and Frankenstein. Jon was the dramaturg for Portland Repertory Theatre, has served as a guest director and professor at a number of West Coast and Midwest universities, and has worked as an acting coach in Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland. He has also served as the London and New York theater and classical music correspondent for a variety of Northwest newspapers and magazines.