Susan Schwartzwald, Chair
Barbara Burgess, Jenéne Francis, Brandon Hollembeak,
Carol Scheidenhelm, Pauline Taylor
is the founder and Artistic
Director of Redtwist Theatre, and has
directed many of the plays here, including
That Face, Equus (2010), Who's
Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Three Hotels, A
View from the Bridge, Les Liaisons
Dangereuses, All My Sons, Broken Glass and Praying Small.
He has also been seen on stage at Redtwist
as Dr. Hyman in Broken Glass, Dr. Sweet in Bug, Martin in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, George
Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Eddie
Carbone in A View from the Bridge and
Joe Keller in All My Sons. In
addition, Michael has worked at various
theatres in Chicago, including
Court, Victory Gardens, TimeLine, and
ATC. He is also a member of the Jeff
Committee's Artistic and Technical Team.
Graves is the Managing
Director for Redtwist and also
oversees the website, printing, and general
communications. She began her association
with AWT in 2001. She was the project
manager for the buildout of the AWT space and
the Redtwist Grand Reopening renovations, designed
to 2005. She also directed the
Jeff-Nominated Aura, the
critically-acclaimed The American
Clock and has appeared in many
shows including A Body of Water, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Man from Nebraska, A Delicate
Balance, Lettice and Lovage, All My Sons,
Equus, Three Hotels, Who's Afraid
of Virginia Woolf? Doubt,
is the Development Outreach Coodinator and
has been associated with the company since
its itinerant days. He has appeared in Praying Small,
Extremities, A View for the Bridge,
West, The Pillowman, and Dracula: A
Tragedy. co-directed Three Hotels
and worked behind the scenes throughout the
years on various productions. He also works
creates artistic connections and
partnerships with Chicago Public School
students and neighborhood businesses.
|Stephen F. Murray,
Literary Manager, currently he serves on the Advisory Committee for the
Chicago Chapter of Arts in Sacred Places and is an Associate of
the Side Project. He served as the Artistic Director of Promethean
Theatre Ensemble from 2005-2009. Before Promethean, he was a member of
Strawdog Theatre Company where he directed Brett Neveu's Radio Man for
their Radio Series. Stephen holds a degree in Theatre from Northwestern
University where he studied with Mary Zimmerman, Paul Edwards, David
Downs, and Craig Kinzer.
Stephen is a freelance-director. Chicago credits: Laer's Last Prayer (Illinois
Arts Council Grant), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Fall of the House
of Usher (City Lit Theater), Spring Awakening, Our Country's
Good (Promethean Theatre Ensemble), Dramatic Twerp (Links Hall &
Oracle Theatre), Mark Twain: Patriot, Teacher, Philosopher (St.
Sebastian Players), and Cat & Dick (Speaking Ring Theatre – winner
of the Critic’s Pick 2005 Vitality Festival). His work has been seen at
the New York International Fringe Festival where he directed The Darling
Children. Other companies he has worked with include 500 Clown, 2nd
Story, and Bailiwick Repertory.
is the Casting Director at Redtwist Theatre. She graduated from
Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre-Original Works. She
was recently with TimeLine Theatre alongside Nick Bowling
where she worked on the casting for the 2011-2012 season
auditions. She also worked with David O'Connor at O'Connor Casting
as an intern in 2010. Jessie is also a playwright and is
currently producing the webisode series Bad People with co-writer/creater Giuseppe A. Ribaudo.
|Charles Bonilla enjoys his starring role as Box Office Manager (he’s the
B.O.M.!). A former R/T Managing Director,
Charles developed and implemented our
initial ticket sales and attendance system;
consistently distributed promotional
literature that raised awareness of R/T in
its own community; served as liaison to
other organizations; and contributed to a
modest grant writing initiative that raised
general, operating funds. Charles has a
long, proud, record of service to his
country and community as well as the arts.
Of his experience at Redtwist he says
simply, “It’s a great place with amazing
people. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of
this?” He has directed 0 plays anywhere.
is thrilled to be joining Redtwist Theatre as Resident Playwright where
he will be helping to create Redtwist Theatre’s exciting new Dark Red
(late night) series. Scott is also the Resident Playwright at the
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights where he wrote
the plays for the Metropolis’s incredibly popular After Dark series
(more than 30,000 people have seen Scott’s Metropolis shows!), including
Men Exposed, Dinner for Sex, Dates from Hell and Speed Dating The Musical.
Scott’s work has also appeared at Stage Left Theatre, The Artistic
Home, The Second City, Chicago Dramatists, Strangeloop Theatre, Third
Eye Theatre, and Ourobos Theatre Company. Scott has also optioned two
screenplays--The Mine, a horror film which will be in movie theater’s in limited release the summer of 2013, and Drunk And Ready which begins production in 2013.
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|Frank R Sjodin is Redtwist's Technical Director. He has worked with Redtwist since February2012 and has served as TD for The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Glass Menagerie and Broken Glass.
He has also built puppets and props for shows with Theatre-Hikes and
The Ruckus. Besides technical work he works as a street performing clown
and does some acting as well. He’s glad to be part of the Redtwist