A Shakespearean actor living in Chicago, David Blixt has appeared onstage at the Goodman Theatre, the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, CityLit, Northlight, and the First Folio Shakespeare Festival, as well as Lifeline, Griffin, the Shakespeare Theatre of Washington D.C., the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, and the Stratford Festival Friends in Chicago. He and his wife Jan are co-founders of A Crew of Patches, a Shakespearean repertory company in which he acts, directs, and choreographs the violence. He is also a company member of Shanghai Low Theatricals, a playwriting collective. His first novel, THE MASTER OF VERONA, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2007. It’s now available in trade paperback.