“Far from Hollywood’s moaning brute, Mary Shelley’s original Creature grows to become one of literature’s most compelling figures. Born into a terrifying world, he becomes a brilliant but tortured observer of humankind’s brightest potential and darkest nature. By telling the story through the eyes of The Creature, Nick Dear’s adaptation for the stage illuminates one of the central themes of Frankenstein: that monsters are not born, they are made. That love is our only hope in a lonely universe and, without it, disaster surely follows.”    - FRANK

Ian Frank is the Artistic Assistant and the director of Frankenstein at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. He is the Producer of Remy Bumppo's SPARK Reading Series (directing both Inheritors and Conversations in Tusculum) and assistant directed Pygmalion. In Chicago, Ian directed Incident at Vichy (Jeff nomination for Best Ensemble), Another Bone and Shipwrecked! (Redtwist) and Bob: A Life in Five Acts (LiveWire) and assisted Sunday in the Park with George and Cyrano at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He recently workshopped his own adaptation of The Call of the Wild at Milwaukee Rep. Ian holds an MFA in Directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University and has a long relationship with Actors Theatre of Louisville where he has directed several shows at the Humana Festival of New American Plays.