JAMES SEVERNS

returned to Chicago after retiring as chairperson of the theatre department at Truman State University in Missouri. Since returning home, he has continued teaching and working in theatre. A graduate of Purdue, Indiana, and Iowa, he also did graduate work at Bristol University, England. He has worked in educational and professional theatre as a director, designer, actor and writer in the United States and Britain. He is a member of Actors Equity and several academic theatre societies.