As author/director, Russell Treyz collaborated with the late songwriter Harry Chapin on the Broadway musical Cotton Patch Gospel, published by Dramatic Publishing in 1982. He has directed Orlando Shakespeare Festival productions of Around the World in 80 Days; Twelfth Night; Henry IV, Part I; Othello; As You Like It; Julius Caesar and Hamlet. He has also directed King John at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, 1776 at the Porthouse Theatre in Kent, Ohio, Brighton Beach Memoirs at Connecticut College and Much Ado About Nothing at West End Theatre in New York City, among many others. Also in New York, he has directed at American Place Theater, Playwrights Horizons and La Mama Etc. His extensive regional credits include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Godspeed Opera and Actors Theatre of Louisville. A graduate of Princeton and Yale School of Drama, he is a Drama Desk award winner.