M. WILLIAM PANEK (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER)
is a co-founding member of Brown Paper Box Co. and proud graduate of the University of Illinois' Theatre Department. Director: Chicago premieres of Now. Here. This. the Jeff Recommended [title of show], A New Brain, Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls, Godspell, the world premiere of Aaron Golden's To Tree, and Reefer Madness! The Musical in 2010, 2011, and 2012 with BPBCo. Recent collaborations with Zach Zimmerman at iO Chicago, iO New York, and the Annoyance Theatre, as well as The Artists Lab at Stage 773. Casting Associate: The Baltimore Waltz, Julius Caesar, and Spike Heels. Cabaret: "Mary'z With a Z" and "Proud at Mary's" at Mary's Attic, "Spring Forward Fail Back" at Uncommon Ground, and "BPB Yearbook" & "Character Breakdown" at Davenport's. William served as an artistic associate with The Orchard Project in Hunter, NY, a production assistant for the 24-Hour Musicals at Joe's Pub, and the business management assistant at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He can be found on Twitter & Instagram @mwilliampanek.