CST Leadership

Artistic Director
Carl and Marilynn Thoma Endowed Chair

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

Festival Producer, Shakespeare 400 Chicago
Producing Associate

Doreen Sayegh

Casting Associate
Laura Durham

Assistant to the Creative Producer
Jack Eidson

Casting Intern
Michael Anna Gray


General Manager
Deborah Vandergrift

Company Manager
Daniel J. Hess

Executive Assistant
Jill Fenstermaker

Assistant Company Manager
Salvador F. Garza

Arts Leadership Fellows
Javier Dubon
Sarah Laeuchli
Kevin Spellman
Anna Trachtman




Director of Education and Communications
Ray and Judy McCaskey Endowed 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
Casey Caldwell, MFA
Elizabeth Charlebois, PhD
Rebecca Fall, MA
Ira Murfin, MFA

Education Intern
Jessica Andrews



Director of Finance
Linda Orellana

Human Resources Manager and Finance Associate
Dan Grycza

Assistant Director of Finance
Alana Rybak

Accounting Manager
Alysse Hunter

Accounting Associate
Molly Briggs




Director of Institutional Advancement
E. Brooke Flanagan

Deputy Director, Advancement
Hilary Odom

Director, Campaign and Major Gifts
Dottie Bris-Bois

Senior Advancement Manager/Board Liaison
Kristen Caruso

Advancement Manager / VIP Concierge 
Laura Milkulski

Advancement Manager
Samuel Ostrowski

Advancement Communications Manager
Erin Strick

Annual Fund Coordinator
Dave Toropov

Donor Relations and Research Coordinator
Caitlyn DeRosa

Campaign and Major Gifts Coordinator
Camille Howard

Advancement Intern
Alexandra Garfinkle


Director of Audience Development
Alida Szabo

Marketing Director
Julie Stanton

Public Relations Consultant
Cathy Taylor

Public Relations Manager
Hannah Kennedy

Senior Marketing Manager
Amanda Cantlin

Digital Communications 
Judy McCloskey

Marketing Assistant—Advertising and Publications
Jessica Connor

Marketing Coordinator
Jennifer Jones

Marketing Interns
Haley Carmichael
Emily Kratz


Director of Production
Chris Plevin

Associate Director of Production
Jeff Williams

Production Office Manager
Sean Kathleen Rocke

Production Coordinator
JoHannah Hail

Production Management Apprentice
Lucinda Allen




Stage Management

Production Stage Manager/Associate Producer
Deborah Acker

Production Stage Manager
Dennis J. Conners

Stage Managers
Sammy Brown
Alex Dearmin
Kevin Dwyer
Kaitlin Kitzmiller
Carrie Taylor
Vickie Whooper

Stage Management Intern for Tug of War: Civil Strife
Anna Kovacs




Assistant Technical Directors
Angie McMahon
Robert L. Wilson

Stage Crew Head
Brian Coil

Stage Carpenter Head
Bradley Buri

House Carpenters
Jack Birdwell
Adam Held
Michael Janssens
Nathan Serviss
Adam Todd

Stage Crew Apprentices
Matthew T. Black
Emily Smith



Costume Shop Manager
Ryan Magnuson

Costume Design Assistant
Cathy Tantillo

Crafts Supervisor
Melissa Bochat

Costume Shop Assistant/Rentals Manager
Rebecca Doroshuk

Costume Shop Apprentice
Emily Owens

Kate Grudichak
Jess Kenyon
Matthew Powell


Head Draper
Lisa Stec

Margaret Hofmann

First Hands
Amy Prindle
Ruthanne Swanson

Yas Maple
Emily Stranski

Craft Artisans
Emily Rose Goss
D.J. Reed


Lighting Supervisor
Jeff Glass

Lighting Crew Supervisor
Joan E. Claussen


Arianna Brown
Neal Javenkoski
Andy Kauff
John Kelly
Shawn Kronk
Dominic Laury
Nicole Malmquist
Tristan Meredith
Aaron Quick
Martha Templeton
David Trudeau
Jonah White


Sound Supervisor
James Savage

Associate Sound Supervisor
Palmer Jankens

Sound Crew Head
Cristy Troia

Sound Crew
Daniel Carlyon
Joe Disbrow
Paul Perry
Stephen Ptacek
Andrew Sours

Sound Intern
Haley Feiler


Wigs and Make-up

Wig and Make-up Supervisor
Rick Jarvie

Wig and Make-up Assistant
Jessie Contreras

Wig and Make-up Apprentice
Miguel Perez



Properties Supervisor
Cassandra Westover

Properties Carpenter
Lisa Griebel

Properties Crew Head
Dan Nurczyk



Facilities and Operations Director
Susan Knill

Technology Manager
Jeanne Devore

Facilities Assistant
Daniel Lopez

Custodial Supervisor

Richard Tenny

Custodial Assistants
Dwayne Brewer
Maribel Cuevas
Robert Gipson
Elliot Lacey
Octavious Moody

Ticketing, Guest Services and Events

Box Office and Guest Services Manager
Rachael Swann

Events Manager
Makeda Cohran

Box Office Supervisor
Scott Kloosterman

Front of House Supervisors
Phil Brankin
Blanca Hernandez

Concessions Supervisor
John Kuinius

Guest Services Associates
Vivian Aguilar
Megan Clauhs
Kyle Cornell
DJ Cummings
Allison Diamond
Mel Gill
Kass Haroun
Peyton Lynch
Johnathan Nieves
TJ Patrick
Jacqueline Pojasek
Jasmine Sawyer
Madelyn Tomko

Saints’ Volunteer Usher Coordinators
Chris Simek
Sharon and Tom McLean


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

Public Relations Consultant
Jasculca Terman

Sales Consultant
SMART Marketing

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
Nevin Law Group, PLCC

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

Video Production
HMS Media, Inc.
Potluck Creative

Graphic Design
Michelle Lonnee




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