J.R. Sullivan. In addition to adapting Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with Joseph Hanreddy, J. R. Sullivan directed its first production at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in 2009. Sullivan has adapted several works for the stage, including Charles Dickens's Great Expectations and a one-man show based on the writings of journalist and playwright Ben Hecht, A Child of the Century. As a director, J. R. Sullivan's work has been seen in regional theaters around the country as well as in New York City. For seven seasons he served as associate artistic director of the Utah Shakespearean Festival, directing productions there of Henry V, Gaslight, King Lear, Hamlet, 'Art,' The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Stones In His Pockets, and others. At Milwaukee Rep, he has staged productions of Doubt, Born Yesterday, You Can't Take It With You, Of Mice And Men, Wit, and Proof. J. R. Sullivan's direction has been seen at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with productions of Room Service and As You Like It. Other theaters that have featured his productions include The Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, The Studio Theatre in Washington DC, Delaware Theatre Company, and, in Chicago, The Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Northlight Theatre. In 2009 Sullivan began work as the newly appointed artistic director of the Pearl Theater Company in New York City.