Don Butler has spent the greater part of his life as a professional actor and director but has taught as an adjunct at a number of colleges and conservatories, including Mountain View College in Dallas, Wagner College on Staten Island, The American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York, and for the past seven years, at Palm Beach Community College. He has directed some 60 productions around the country and has had a hand in the establishment of four Equity theaters, including New York’s Hypothetical Theatre, Dallas’ Lyric Stage, Miami’s Actors Playhouse and Palm Beach County’s Take Heed Theater Company. He directed each of these theaters’ inaugural production.
He is presently the director of artistic development of Take Heed, as well as the artistic director of Take Heed’s young audience company, StoryMakers. He directed Take Heed’s first production, "Fool For Love," and its most recent production, "Moscow Stations," as well as having written and directed "Once Upon A Time…In Florida" and "The Inventors’ Magic Key" for StoryMakers. "Once Upon A Time…In Florida" toured the state the last two years and "The Inventors’ Magic Key" played the Kravis Center in the spring. The Kravis Center will present both of these shows again in the 2007-2008 season. Also, for Kravis, he directed All Over the Map, which has played there the last two years. He recently completed a new translation of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, Ghosts, and has written six works for the stage which have been produced at many venues around the country. Don lives in Jupiter with his wife, Tracy, and son. They are members of St. Patrick Catholic Church.