We can't believe it's been 5 years already! Come celebrate with us, the Moxie Sisters, and Jess Godwin at the Hideout on October 12th!
With the excitement of a baby on the way, co-founder Michelle Kritselis will be transitioning from her role of Marketing Director on our Executive Artistic Team to a Board Member. We are looking forward to having her insights and dedication added to our stellar Board of Directors and to meet the little one in November.
We are thrilled to announce that BPB artistic associate Nick Shoda will be taking over the role of Marketing Director! Nick has been working with BPB both on and off stage since our very first production in 2010. His attention to detail, organization, passion, and deep understanding of The Brown Paper Box Co. makes him an exciting addition to the Executive Artistic Team.
Damian Wille will be piloting a new role for our company as our Social Media Coordinator. Damian has been an integral part of our production planning and brings with him a thorough knowledge of theatrical happenings in Chicago and beyond. Expect even more fun from BPB Co.'s online presence.
Matt Sergot will officially begin work as our Guest Services Coordinator. Matt has assisted in coordinating and reorganized our box office staff and processes in addition to providing excellent customer service to all of our patrons, donors and press.
We are excited to announce that we've selected Lavina Jadhwani, from our Director Proposal Initiative, to direct our next play! Check back for more details about Julius Caesar.
Lavina Jadhwani is an Artistic Associate at Silk Road Rising and Oak Park Festival Theatre; she is also the Casting Director for Lifeline Theatre. She has received the inaugural National Directors Fellowship, the Drama League’s Classical Directing Fellowship, an SDCF Observership, and an LMDA Residency Award. She was named Time Out Chicago’s “Best Next Generation Stage Director” in 2013.
Lavina served as the Artistic Director of Rasaka Theatre Company from 2007-2013, where she directed a Bollywood-infused Much Ado About Nothing, the Chicago premiere of Gruesome Playground Injuries, and directed and curated the Chicago premieres of Yoni Ki Baat (2009 & 2010) and culture/clash: the nation’s first fully-produced South Asian short play festival. Her work has also been seen at Apple Tree, Bailiwick, Chicago Dramatists, Raven Theatre, Remy Bumppo, the side project, Stage Left, Teatro Vista, and Victory Gardens.
Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (BFA, Scenic Design; Masters, Arts Management) and The Theatre School at DePaul University (MFA, Directing). www.lavinajadhwani.com
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