Member Profiles

Rick Snyder


Rick Snyder has assumed the position of Artistic Director at The Theatre of Western Springs where he directed The Devil’s Disciple. Additionally, Rick is an Artist in Residence at Profiles Theatre in Chicago. Some of his recent directing credits include, God of Carnage at the Goodman Theatre and A Behanding in Spokane at Profiles Theatre where he also directed Killer Joe (Jeff Awards for Outstanding Production, Actor, and Director) by fellow ensemble member Tracy Letts. At Steppenwolf, Rick directed Tavern Story, Things Being What They Are, The Fall to Earth, Last of the Boys, Betrayal and Art. Rick’s production of Orange Flower Water received critical and audience acclaim both at Steppenwolf and at the Galway Arts Festival (Ireland).

Rick Snyder appeared on stage at Steppenwolf in August: Osage County and The Unmentionables. Other memorable Steppenwolf credits include Man From Nebraska, Time of Your Life, Molly Sweeney, Beauty Queen of Leenane and A Walk in the Woods.

Rick teaches in the Film and Video Department at Columbia College and has taught advanced acting classes at Northwestern University, DePaul University, and The School at Steppenwolf. Rick has directed a new film, Mother of War, about the life of revolutionary Anita Garibaldi.

Watch & Listen

  1. The Grapes Of Wrath

    The Grapes Of Wrath

  2. Road to Nirvana

    Road to Nirvana

  3. One Flew Over The Cuckoo

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

  4. Man From Nebraska

    Man From Nebraska

  5. The Unmentionables in Production

    The Unmentionables in Production

  6. Betrayal in rehearsal

    Betrayal in rehearsal

  7. Betrayal in Production

    Betrayal in Production

  8. Art in Rehearsal

    Art in Rehearsal

  9. Rick Snyder on Art

    Rick Snyder on Art

Credits & Awards


The Tuskegee Airmen; Heart of Love; Soul Survivors; U. S. Marshalls; The Net; White Boys; The Human Stain.


A Christmas Carol, As You Like It (Goodman Theatre); The Rear Column, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe (Northlight) Director Art, Betrayal, Last of the Boys, The Fall to Earth, Orange Flower Water, Things Being What They Are, Tavern Story (Steppenwolf); The Actor; Jolly and The Disappearance of the Jews (Goodman); Killer Joe, The Men of Tortuga (Profiles Theatre); The Lion In Winter, Bus Stop (Writers's Theatre); Oleanna, Speed the Plow, St. Scarlet (ATC); Aristocrats (Strawdog Theatre); Cadillac (TWS)


Chicago Hope (CBS); Missing Persons; Early Edition (CBS); Profiler (NBC); The Untouchables (ABC).

Frequent Collaborators

Hover on an ensemble member to view their collaborations with Rick Snyder.

  1. Rondi Reedtest
  2. Alan Wildertest
  3. Randall Arneytest
  4. Tom Irwintest
  5. Amy Mortontest
  6. Jeff Perrytest
  7. Robert Breulertest
  8. John Mahoneytest