Lee Stark is a Chicago-based actress, director and teacher, and a Resident Acting Company Member at the Pearl Theatre Company, "New York’s premier Off-Broadway classical rep group" (Variety). Her work as an actress in Chicago includes, most recently, The Iceman Cometh at The Goodman, with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehey, and Disgraced, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, at American Theater Company; previously, she has performed at Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, The Goodman, Victory Gardens and Seanachí. At the Pearl, performances include Lady Percy in Henry IV, pt. 1, Popova in The Sneeze, Hypatia in Misalliance and Pegeen Mike in Playboy of the Western World. She has performed regionally at Milwaukee Repertory, Geva Theatre Center, Indiana Repertory, and the Great Lakes, Idaho and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals. Lee has taught Shakespeare workshops and labs for The Pearl Theatre Company and for Idaho Shakespeare festival, both for young students and working professionals, and offers private coaching. As a director, she works regularly with 2nd Story, Chicago’s premier storytelling series, has assistant directed for Sean Graney at Chicago Children’s Theatre and Henry Wishcamper at The Goodman, and recently directed #409, a short play for American Theatre Company’s Big Shoulders Festival. She is a graduate of the theater department at Northwestern University and has studied Meisner at The Artistic Home and at The Bill Esper Studio in New York, long-form improv at Second City and The Magnet (NY), and clown in Chicago with Paola Coletto and Adrian Danzig. Lee is thrilled to return to the Artistic Home to offer a class, and she will be playing Rita in John Mossman’s adaptation of The Goddess this fall.