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OUR PEOPLE

ARTISTIC, EXECUTIVE, & PRODUCING
  • Barbara Gaines   Artistic Director Carl and Marilynn Thoma Chair 
  • Criss Henderson   Executive Director
  • Rick Boynton   Creative Producer
  • Kara Riopelle   Managing Director of Strategy and External Affairs
  • Deborah Vandergrift   General Manager
  • Bob Mason   Artistic Associate/Casting Director
  • Daniel J. Hess   Company Manager
  • Aislinn Frantz   Associate Producer
  • Paige Whitson-Martini   Creative Community Engagement Manager/Producing Associate
  • Alexis Taylor   Casting and Producing Associate
  • Pablo Laucerica   Assistant to the Creative Producer
  • Tony Bondoc   Arts Leadership Fellow
  • Sadaf Habib   Arts Leadership Fellow
EDUCATION
  • Marilyn J. Halperin  Director of Education and Managing Editor Ray and Judy McCaskey Chair 
  • Jason Harrington   School Programs Senior Manager and Access Services Specialist
  • Kim Hedlin   Learning Programs Manager
  • Regina Buccola, PhD   Scholar-in-Residence 
  • Stephen Bennett, PhD; Katie Blankenau, PhD, Casey Caldwell, PhD; Elizabeth Charlebois, PhD; Rebecca Fall, PhD; Sara B.T. Thiel, PhD   Guest Lecturers
PRODUCTION
  • Chris Plevin   Director of Production
  • Jeff Williams   Associate Director of Production
  • Alexa Berkowitz   Production Office Manager
  • Ryan Magnuson   Costume Shop Manager
  • Cathy Tantillo   Costume Design Assistant
  • Mac Vaughey   Lighting Supervisor
  • Alec Thorne   Assistant Lighting Supervisor
  • Persephone Lawrence-Wescott   Interim Properties Supervisor
  • Robert L. Wilson   Scenery Supervisor
  • Jonathan Hill   Sound Supervisor
  • Joe Disbrow   Sound Crew Head
MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, & SALES
  • Julie Stanton   Director of Marketing and Sales
  • Hannah Kennedy   Director of Communications
  • Jessica Connor   Marketing and Communications Associate
  • Abigail Toth   Digital Marketing Manager
  • Daniel Walters   Marketing and Communications Designer
  • Mikayla Shaw   Marketing Assistant
  • Aneya Cobbs   Box Office Associate
  • Micah Hazel   Box Office Associate
  • Joshua Hooten   Box Office Associate
  • Sonja Pardee   Box Office Associate
  • Megan Piggott   Box Office Associate
DEVELOPMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS
  • Dottie Bris-Bois   Director of Development
  • Makeda Cohran   Events Director
  • Jenny Seidelman   Director of Partnerships
  • Kristen Caruso   Senior Development Manager/Board Liaison
  • Amanda Owens   Development Coordinator
  • Karl Sissman   Individual Giving Manager
  • Kaela West   Patron Relationship and Data Coordinator
FINANCE
  • Linda Orellana   Director of Finance
  • Katie Tresnowski   Controller
  • Alysse Hunter   Assistant Controller
FACILITIES & TECHNOLOGY
  • Susan Knill   Facilities and Operations Director
  • Jeanne Devore   Technology Manager
  • Kevin Spellman Jr.   Technology and Innovation Specialist
  • Daniel Lopez   Assistant Facilities Manager
  • Felix Ross   Custodial Manager
  • Floyd Conway   Custodian
CONSULTANTS & SPECIAL SERVICES
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP   Auditor
  • Melissa Berlinner   Fundraising Counsel
  • Kathleen Hechinger   Finance Consultant
  • Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications   Communications Consultant
  • Cathy Taylor PR   Public Relations Consultant
  • c2   Captioning Services
  • University of Illinois Occupational Health Services Institute   COVID-19 Operational Consultant
  • Medical Program for Performing Artists / Maria E. Reese, MD   Medical Services
  • Aon Private Risk Management   Insurance Services
  • Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, LTD; Kirkland & Ellis, LLP;  McDermott Will and Emery;  Nevin Law Group, PLCC   Legal Services
  • Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT), Will Lee (NIC)  ASL Interpreters
  • Michael Brosilow, Justin Barbin, Rich Hein, Vashon Jordan Jr., Michael Litchfield, Joe Mazza, Chuck Osgood, Vito Palmisano, Jeff Sciortino, James Steinkamp   Photographers
  • HMS Media, Calvin Steinken   Video Production
   

 

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