Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Authors
John Ahart has had a long and distinguished career in the American theatre. He has over forty years of experience as a director, playwright, designer, and teacher. At the University of Illinois, he supervised the graduate director's workshop and later headed the MFA directing program for much of his thirty-two-year tenure, directing a wide range of major works at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. His book The Director's Eye was called by one critic "one of the two finest books ever written about the art of directing." Since his retirement, he has resided in Southern California.