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The Check Out

Mar 4, 2021

Director, actor, and playwright Tim Rhoze is the Producing Artistic Director of Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre. Tim has directed and produced more than 30 productions during his tenure and also written, co-written, and directed world premiere performances. Tim has performed at theatres including Chicago’s Goodman, Victory Gardens, Northlight, Steppenwolf, and Broadway’s Manhattan Theatre Club. You may have seen him on Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago PD, and The Practice to name just a few TV shows in which he’s appeared. Enjoy this beautiful, resonant storyteller discuss his path to a life as an actor, director, and writer, starting out in Detroit and making his way to Chicago. We also talk about the current moment in the struggle for racial equity, the hope that our youth inspire, and why true activism around racism is a full-time endeavor. To learn more about Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, please go to