Tripp Burton is starting his 14th year on the faculty at CTWS. He has directed over 20 shows at CTWS, including Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Urinetown, RENT, Spamalot, Much Ado About Nothing, The Giver, and Alice in Wonderland. He has taught everything from Directing and Shakespeare to Intro to Acting and Trouping. Outside of CTWS, he has worked as an actor, director, playwright, and designer at theatres and schools throughout Chicagoland. He has a degree in Theatre Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University and a degree in Teaching and Learning from DePaul University.