David Lipschutz (President)
has been acting since he was six years old, where he first appeared on the stage as the youngest son in The King & I. Chicagoland credits include the title role in Kuni-Leml and Pantalone in The Glorious Ones at the Illinois Theatre Center, Acres in the Jeff-nominated Poseidon: An Upside-Down Musical and Billy Nolan in Scarrie with Hell in a Handbag, as well as productions with Theatre at the Center, Victory Gardens, and Theatre Building Chicago New Musicals for Kids. He will also be portraying Ed/Moose in Evil Dead: The Musical this fall with Circle Theatre. Film credits: Polish Bar, Devil in My Ride. During the day, David spends his time acting in the courtroom as an attorney (as he says, “Lawyers are just well-paid actors!”).
M. William Panek (Secretary)
graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BFA in Stage Direction. Most recently, he appeared in and co-hosted Character Breakdown: A Miscast Cabaret at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret. He recently directed the actor-musician revival of Godspell, the world premiere of To Tree at the Heartland Studio, Reefer Madness! The Musical at the Viaduct Theater in 2010, and its subsequent 4/20 mountings in 2011 at Studio BE and 2012 at Stage 773. Past directing and assistant directing credits include And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, Pippin, Nine, The Last 5 Years, and performing in Leonard Bernstein's Mass. Since graduating, William was an artistic associate with The Orchard Project's 2007 session in Hunter, NY, a production assistant for 2008's The 24-Hour Musicals at Joe's Pub, the business management assistant at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2011, and was a Marriott Theatre Box Office Representative from 2007-2011. He currently resides in Edgewater, can be found on Twitter @mwilliampanek, and on Facebook here.
Zev Steinberg (Treasurer)
is a founding member of The Brown Paper Box Co. as well as an actor and fight director. He is currently working towards an MFA in Acting at Michigan State University. His work with the Brown Paper Box Co. includes performing and fight directing Reefer Madness! and And Then They Came For Me. Zev's previous acting credits include: Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Hansel & Gretel (Emerald City Theatre Company), and the JEFF Nominated Poseidon: An Upside-Down Musical! (Hell in a Handbag Productions). As a fight director and stuntman, Zev has been designing violence in Chicago for the last 2 years. Zev is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, and the SAFD's first Fight Rabbi. Zev is a BFA graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where his credits included A Chorus Line, I Sing! The Musical, and Reefer Madness! Zev really likes chicken nuggets, especially when they are shaped like dinosaurs. Find out more here.