Todd Brian Backus

Literary Manager

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Todd Brian Backus is delighted to return to Portland Stage where he started in 2011. Backus is a director, dramaturg, and illustrator who spent the past few years in New York City as an Artistic Producer of PowerOut, a new works theater company that he started here in Maine. When not reading scripts that are new to him (or just plain new) Backus is most likely researching for the sequel to his ahistorical play, Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator. Recent directing credits include The Absentee by Julia Doolittle, The Nature Room by Nora Sørena Casey, and Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl.