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Representative Productions - Ensemble Design

MOTHERS, Gift Theatre       February 2023

Midwest Premiere

Directed by Halena Kays

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, The Gift Theatre      September 2023

Directed by Devon de Mayo and Peter G Andersen 

CULLUD WATTAH, Victory Gardens Theatre       June 2022

Midwest Premiere

Directed by Lili-Anne Brown

AT THE VANISHING POINT, The Gift Theatre      April 2022

Directed by Lavina Jadhwani

IN EVERY GENERATION, Victory Gardens Theatre   March 2022

World Premiere

Directed by Devon De Mayo

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, Victory Gardens Theatre   January 2022

Directed by Ken-Matt Martin

THE PILLOWMAN, The Gift Theatre   February 2020

Directed by John Gawlik


KENTUCKY, The Gift Theatre          September 2019

Midwest Premiere

Directed by Chika Ike


THE WOLF PLAY, The Gift Theatre     May 2019

Midwest Premiere

Directed by Jess McLeod


WOLVES EAT ELK, Jackalope Theatre     April 2019

Circle Up Reading Series

Directed by Abhi Shrestha


DOUBT, The Gift Theatre     March 2019

Directed by John Gawlik


WHEN THE TSUNAMI KNOWS…, Jackalope Theatre     February 2019

Circle Up Reading Series

Directed by Devon DeMayo


COSMOLOGIES, The Gift Theatre     October 2018

Midwest Premiere

Directed by Michael Patrick Thornton


CULLUD WATTAH, Jackalope Theatre     October 2018

Circle Up Reading Series

Directed by Chika Ike


HAMLET, The Gift Theatre     June 2018

Directed by Monty Cole


PERKUP ELKHORN, Jackalope Theatre     March 2018

Circle Up Reading Series

Directed by Vanessa Stalling


HANG MAN, The Gift Theatre     March 2018

World Premiere

Directed by Jess McLeod


WE’RE GONNA BE OKAY, American Theater Company     January 2018

Midwest Premiere

Directed by Will Davis


GOOD BAD PEOPLE, Jackalope     November 2017

Circle Up Reading Series

Directed by Cameron Knight


WELCOME TO JESUS, American Theater Company     November 2017

World Premiere

Directed by Will Davis


SWELL IN THE GROUND, The Gift Theatre     October 2017

Midwest Premiere

Directed by Chika Ike


PILGRIMS, The Gift Theatre    June 2017

World Premiere

Directed by Jessica Thebus and Michael Patrick Thornton


PICNIC, American Theater Company     October 2017

Directed by Will Davis


UNSEEN, The Gift Theatre     February 2017

World Premiere

Directed by Maureen Payne Hahner


MEN ON BOATS, American Theater Company     January 2017

Midwest Premiere

Directed by Will Davis


IN THE NEXT ROOM…, Timeline Theatre     August 2016

The Chicago Inclusion Project Staged Reading Series

Directed by Mechelle Moe


SAINT JOAN, Writers Theatre    July 2016

The Chicago Inclusion Project Staged Reading Series

Directed by Michael Halberstam


GRAPES OF WRATH, The Gift Theatre    June 2016

Directed by Erica Weiss


RICHARD III, The Gift Theatre     March 2016

Directed by Jessica Thebus


THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, Victory Gardens Theatre     June 2015

The Chicago Inclusion Project Staged Reading Series

Directed by Chay Yew


2010 - present

2010 - present


Gift  Theatre Access  Coordinator

January 2019-February 2024

  • Hires caption designer and audio describer per production, communicates needs

  • Participates in production meetings with an eye on sensory and ADA needs

  • Communicates production changes to cast and crew for sensory friendly performances; creates signage for lobby communicating changes for house management and audience

  • Creates language for press release and social media regarding access dates, coordinates with multiple platforms to make sure information is dispersed to community

  • Works with production team to make sure captioning equipment will work on each set

  • Communicate with actors well ahead of touch tour the conversation points they will have

  • Ensure equipment for audio description and captioning days are confirmed

Gift Theatre Director of Casting / Associate Artistic Director

May 2015–February 2024

  • Collaborates with Artistic Director, Executive Director, Production Manager, company members and guest artists

  • Actively participates in season selection, organizing readings and workshops when needed

  • Communicates verbal and written offers to all cast members and their agents, negotiating schedules, conflicts and contracts

  • Facilitates all correspondence with actors, artistic and production team to ensure concerns are addressed

  • Coordinates a staff of monitors and readers for an efficiently run audition room


Chicago Inclusion Project Executive Director/ Casting Director

March 2015–Present

  • Oversees and facilitates daily operations of an arts advocacy non-profit specializing in inclusive theatrical experiences and hiring practices

  • Creates monthly programming, including community engagement field trips, salon readings with moderated talk backs and an artist training series

  • Strategizes and budgets for long term growth

  • Maintains a staff of volunteers

  • Speaks as guest lecturer for college and high school theater classes

  • Curated and organized unified general auditions for AEA and storefront theatres to see the work of underrepresented artists


Freelance Casting Consultant   


Provides casting design and consulting services for AEA and non-union theaters throughout Chicagoland


2018 Leppen Leadership Award – About Face Theatre

To the Chicago Inclusion Project

For contributions to transforming the Chicago landscape for individual artists and institutions and the ways in which this demonstrates extraordinary support for LGBTQA youth of all abilities, gender identities and ethnicities 

2017 Hallie Flanagan Award – Stage Left Theatre

To the Chicago Inclusion Project

For their dedication to and promotion of inclusive works, significantly contributed to artwork that illuminates the social and political aspects of the human condition - awarded to The Chicago Inclusion Project


2017 Katheryn V Lamkey Spirit Award – National EEO

For providing ongoing opportunities for underrepresented artists in the Central Region


2017 Make A Wave Inaugural Grant – 3Arts

For compelling work and important contributions in Chicago’s artistic community

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