Aaron is a director, adaptor and actor who now calls Asheville, North Carolina his home. In 2016, he founded the American Myth Center, where he serves as Curator. In 2017 he adapted and created An Appalachian Christmas Carol in collaboration with the Vance Birthplace in Weaverville, NC. In 2018, the AMC will be presenting The Ballad of R & J, his bluegrass-infused intervention of the Shakespeare tragedy, in downtown Asheville. Prior to now, he was based in Chicago for over a decade by way of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Colorado and, originally, North Carolina. He received his MFA at Northwestern University, where he directed a six actor Pericles, Churchill’s version of Strindberg’s A Dream Play and Frank Galati’s adaptation of Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. Prior to school, he worked at Signal Ensemble Theatre, where he was an ensemble member for twelve years, as director, actor, and dramaturg. Directing credits with Signal include The Dumb Waiter, The Birthday Party, Krapp’s Last Tape and Motion, while his favorite roles have been Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, Eddie in Fool for Love and Brian Jones in the world premiere of Aftermath. Other companies he has worked with in Chicago include Steppenwolf Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, The RBP and Chicago Dramatists. Aaron received his BA in English and Drama from Duke University and his MFA in Directing from Northwestern University.