Chicago Theatre Director Dies of Car Crash Injuries, Age 40

News   Chicago Theatre Director Dies of Car Crash Injuries, Age 40
 
P.J. Paparelli, director of the innovative American Theater Company in Chicago, died May 21 of injuries suffered earlier this week in a car crash in Scotland, where he was vacationing, according to The Chicago Tribune.
P.J. Paparelli
P.J. Paparelli

During Papparelli's seven-year tenure, ATC took risks with documentary-style plays including Columbinus (about the Columbine High School shootings) and “The Project(s), along with the world premiere of Ayad Akhtar's controversial Disgraced, which won the Pulitzer Prize and moved to Broadway where was nominated for a 2015 Tony Award as Best Play.

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