CST Leadership

Artistic Director
Barbara Gaines

Associate Artistic Director
Gary Griffin

Executive Director
Criss Henderson

Creative Producer
Rick Boynton



Artistic Associate/Casting Director
Bob Mason

Associate Producer
Heather Schmucker

Producing Associate
Doreen Sayegh

Casting Assistant
Laura Durham

Assistant to the Creative Producer
Jack Eidson

Casting Intern
Tam Dickson


Director of Education and Communications
Ray and Judy McCaskey Education Chair

Marilyn J. Halperin

Education Outreach Manager
Jason Harrington

Learning Programs Manager
Molly Truglia

Education Associate
Roxanna Conner

Regina Buccola, PhD

Guest Lecturers
Stephen Bennett, PhD
Beatrice Bosco, PhD
Elizabeth Charlebois, PhD
Rebecca Fall, MA
Carla Della Gatta, MA
Ira Murfin, MFA
Raashi Rastogi, MA  

Education Intern
Maggie Cornelius



Director of Finance
Linda Orellana

Company Manager
Daniel J. Hess

Assistant Company Manager
Salvador F. Garza

Technology Manager
Jeanne DeVore

Arts Leadership Fellow
Keely Haddad-Null

Assistant Director of Finance
Alana Rybak

Human Resources Manager and Finance Associate
Dan Grycza

Accounting Manager
Alysse Hunter

Accounts Payable Assistant
Molly Briggs

Executive Assistant
Jill Fenstermaker

Shakespeare in the Parks Outreach Interns
Emily Adler
Eric Kirkes



Director of Institutional Advancement
E. Brooke Flanagan

Associate Director of Advancement
Melissa Collins

Director of Campaign and Major Gifts
Bill Melamed

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Hilary Odom

Advancement Manager/Board Liaison
Kristen Caruso

Campaign and Special Projects Manager
Dottie Bris-Bois

Annual Fund Coordinator
Christopher Pazdernik

Institutional Relations Coordinator
Erin Strick

Donor Relations Coordinator
Laura Mikulski

Special Projects Coordinator
Samuel Ostrowski

Advancement Interns
Jack Calk
Danielle Dyksterhouse



Director of Audience Development
Alida Szabo

Marketing Director
Julie Stanton

Public Relations Consultant
Cathy Taylor

Public Relations Associate
Hannah Kennedy

Marketing Associate
Tracy Domeracki

Digital Communications Assistant
Judy McCloskey

Marketing Assistant—Advertising and Publications
Jessica Connor

Graphic Designer/Production Artist
Adell Medovoy

Marketing Assistant/Office Administrator
Kenneth Keacher

Marketing Coordinator
Jennifer Jones

Marketing Interns
Jackie Kranenburg
Kate Leggett



Director of Production
Chris Plevin

Associate Director of Production
Jeff Williams

Production Office Manager
Sean Kathleen Rocke

Production Coordinator
Hannah Hail

Production Administration Intern
Sammy Brown



Stage Management

Production Stage Manager/Associate Producer
Deborah Acker

Production Stage Manager
Dennis J. Conners

Stage Managers
Cassie Calderone
Alex Dearmin
Kevin Dwyer
Nora Mally
Jinni Pike
Carrie Taylor
Hannah Wichmann

Stage Management Intern Sense and Sensibility

Alex Dearmin

Stage Management Intern The Little Mermaid
Tanya DeGray

Stage Management Intern Shakespeare's Greatest Hits
Jackie Bautista

Stage Management Intern Ride the Cyclone
Sammy Brown



Assistant Technical Directors
Robert L. Wilson
Jacqueline Deniz Young

Stage Crew Supervisor
Bruce Cooper

Stage Crew
Bradley Buri

House Carpenters
Adam Held
Jack Birdwell
Amy Retartha
Nathan Serviss
Adam Todd

Stage Crew Apprentice
Matthew T. Black



Costume Shop Manager
Ryan Magnuson

Costume Design Assistant
Cathy Tantillo

Crafts Supervisor
Melissa Bochat

Costume Shop Assistant/Rentals Manager
Rebecca Doroshuk

Jess Kenyon
Matthew Powell
Jessica Doan
Amber Collins
Skye Geerts

Costume Shop Apprentice
Elizabeth Coffin

Lise Stec
Beth Uber

First Hands
Robert S. Kuhn
Ruthanne Swanson

Jessica Doan
Yas Maple
Amy Prindle
Megan Turner

Craft Artisans
D.J. Reed
Meredith Miller
Dana Nestrick

Costume Intern
Compton Quashie
Jennifer Moore

Costume Crafts Interns
Anne Szeliski
Sydney Dufka



Lighting Supervisor
Eric Branson

House Electricians
Joan E. Claussen


Claire Chrzan
Jessica Goings
Jimmy Lis
Nicole Malmquist
Matt McMullen
Tristan Meredith
Nora Rubenstone
Elizabeth G. Smith
Cypress Staelin
Zoe Mikel-Stites
Christopher Wilham

Lighting Intern
Arielle Ems



Sound Master
James Savage

Associate Sound Master
Palmer Jankens

Sound Engineer
Cristy Troia

Sound Crew
Daniel Carlyon
Paul Perry
Stephen Ptacek
Alexandra Romberg
Andrew Sours

Sound Interns
Patrick O'Brien
Paige Spizzo


Wigs and Make-up

Head of Wigs and Make-up
Melissa Veal

Wig and Makeup Assistant
Jill Kaplan

Wig and Makeup Attendant
Katie Cordts

Wig and Makeup Apprentice
Miguel Perez

Wigs Intern
Stephanie Tomey



Properties Master
Cassandra Westover

Properties Carpenter
Lisa Griebel

Properties Stage Crew
Dan Nurczyk

Properties Artisans/Carpenters
Sophia Briones
Taylor Ely
Tara Smith

Properties Intern
Alex Miller



Facilities and Operations Director
Susan Knill

Facilities Assistant
Daniel Lopez

Custodial Supervisor

Elliott Lacey

Custodial Assistants
Maribel Cuevas
Israel Estrada
Octavious Moody
Richard Tenny


Ticketing, Guest Services and Events

Ticketing and Guest Services Director
Jeffrey Cass

Box Office and Guest Services Manager
Rachael Swann

Box Office Supervisor
Justin Potter

Events Manager
Makeda Cohran

Front of House Supervisors
Will Cavedo

Concessions Supervisor
John Kuinius

Guest Services Team Leaders
Betsy Beams
Shelly Godefrin

Lead Guest Services Associate

Katie Nixon

Guest Services Associates
Samantha Balleto
Phil Brankin
Kevin Cushing
Caitlyn DeRosa
Caroline Donnelly
Anthony Ducksworth
Rebecca Dumain
Gorgi Fulper
Kassandra Haroun
Sarah Merlo
Shana Meyerand
Johnathan Nieves
Sharaina Turnage
Alan Weusthoff

Saints’ Volunteer Usher Coordinators
Chris Simek
Sharon and Tom McLean



Sales and Fundraising Consultant
Melissa Gutridge, Voices for the Arts, Inc.

Associate Manager
Nathan Wonder

Administrative Coordinator
Dave Toropov

Ticket Sales and Fundraising Associates
Diane Aspess
Brian Barber
Shelby Brody
Elliot Cruz
Ryan Duncan
Aoibhin Murphy
Grace Perry
David Raymond
Eric Smith

Consultants and Special Services

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Fundraising Consultant
Campbell and Company

Marketing Partner
Arc Worldwide, A Leo Burnett Company

Communications Consultant
Ann M. Cunniff, Chicago Creative Works

Medical Services
Medical Program for Performing Artists/ Aaron R. Gilbert, M.D.

Insurance Services
Aon Private Risk Management, Steven Hein

Legal Services
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, LTD.

Michael Brosilow
Bill Burlingham
Patrick Fahrner
Liz Lauren
Micheal Litchfield
Chuck Osgood
James Steinkamp

Video Production
HMS Media, Inc.




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