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 artistic director of StoryMakers, a theatre for young audiences company. For StoryMakers, he has written and directed “Once Upon a Time … In Florida,” “The Inventors’ Magic Key,” “Virtue Reality,” “… And Called it Macaroni” and “It’s a Great, Really Big, Humongous, Ginormous, Lotta People Ball!" All of these original productions have premiered at the Kravis Center and “Once Upon a Time … In Florida” has toured the state. Also, for the Kravis Center, he directed “All Over the Map;” a play for young audiences by Doug Cooney that was commissioned as part of the “Faces & Places Palm Beach” permanent exhibition. In addition, he has 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.