Southern Gothic Director Interview

Windy City Playhouse
Producer, Editor, Videographer
August 2018

It’s 1961. Ashford, Georgia. Tom Collins is the drink of choice. Dean Martin’s on the radio. Everyone’s driving a Cadillac, and Suzanne Wellington is about to turn 40. Four couples gather to celebrate the big day. But over the course of this evening’s party, a few secrets are bound to be revealed.

With just 30 audience members per performance, Southern Gothic is an immersive production that welcomes viewers to wander about the “set” at their own leisure. They’ll act as a fly on the wall, overseeing all the juicy drama unfold up close.

Director David H. Bell discusses the artistic direction of Southern Gothic and how it influences the story arcs of the play.