Thursday, September 22, 2011

On the Move

Route 66 Theatre Company announced that Erica Weiss, current Literary Manager and director of the breakout hit A Twist of Water, will be its new Associate Artistic Director.

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the appointment of its new managing director, Patrick Rybarczyk. Rybarczyk assumes the position of managing director following the recent departure of Hank Boland. Boland left the position in August 2011 to pursue graduate level work towards an MFA in Playwriting but will continue on as an active ensemble member with the company.

Redtwist Theatre announced that Andrew Jessop has just been named Co-Artistic Director. Andrew recently had his directorial debut with the Redtwist Production of Man From Nebraska which received the Jeff Award for Best Production for the 2011 season. He is currently appearing in the title role of the Chicago premiere of Elling at Redtwist.

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to welcome two new employees: Julia Curns, Box Office Manager, and Alicia Graf, House Manager. Julia Curns is a DePaul University graduate. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Performing Arts Management in 2009. Julia has worked with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, TimeLine Theatre Company, and The Second City. Alicia Graf, a Chicagoland native, is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Psychology and Theater and Performance Studies. In addition to her new position at DePaul, she is also currently the Marketing Apprentice at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

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