LaDuca was an artistic intern at Chicago's Bailiwick in summer 2007, and initiated Bailiwick's resident theatre programs with Hell In A Handbag, Time Of Your Life Players and the comedy group Johnny's Regret, among others.
"We are all thrilled to have Brian back at Bailiwick," Zak stated. "As a native Chicagoan, he has been an active participant in the Off-Loop movement in many capacities in the last ten years, and we appreciate his energy and enthusiasm for our work."
A Chicago native, LaDuca holds a master of fine arts in directing for the stage and screen from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2008) and a bachelor of fine arts in performance studies from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (2000).
Over the past three years, he was the artistic director of the Johnny Carson School's student producing theatre company, Theatrix, where he directed the American College Theatre Festival's award-winning production of Speed-the-Plow and spearheaded the institution of the New Artists Festival in support of emerging writers, directors, designers and actors.
In 2006 LaDuca was the director of audience development for the Nebraska Repertory Theatre while acting as the producer of the Rep's second stage, The Destination Series. For five years LaDuca was the producing artistic director of the now-defunct Chicago theatre company, C'est La Vie Drama, which he founded in 2000. In addition to being the general manager at the Bailiwick Repertory, he will also be serving as the assistant director to David H. Bell's upcoming production of The Boys From Syracuse at the Drury Lane Oak Brook in August.
Bailiwick Repertory "produces diverse works, ranging from classics to cutting edge, and demonstrates fiscal responsibility while remaining affordable, accessible, and responsive to our community." For more information visit www.bailiwick.org.