1012 N Noble St, Chicago IL 60642


Theatre for Children & Young Audiences | Chicago, Illinois

Our Team

Tom Arvetis

Producing Artistic Director

Tom Arvetis (Producing Artistic Director) is the founder of Adventure Stage Chicago. Playwriting credits: Walk Two Moons (Dramatic Publishing; AATE Distinguished Play of 2013), Spark: Chapter One of the Prometheus Project, Sight Unseen: Chapter Two of the Prometheus Project, and I Dream in Blues. Directing credits include: Augusta and Noble, Six Stories Tall, And a Child Shall Lead, 500 Clown: Trapped, Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back, The Blue House. In 2013, Tom received the Orlin Corey Award for Artistic Excellence from AATE. Tom was a member of AATE’s first Theater Leadership Institute in 2007, an Ann Shaw Fellow with TYA/USA in 2009 and twice a finalist for a Chicago Community Trust Fellowship. He has served on the AATE board of directors and is an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University.


Camila Restrepo

Americorp Project YES! Member

Camila Restrepo (Americorp Project YES! Member) began her journey with ASC as an education intern. She is so happy to return to ASC as an AmeriCorps Project YES! Member. Camila recently completed her Masters in English at DePaul University. During that time, Camila volunteered with the education departments of several other Chicago theaters such as Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, and Lifeline Theater. She was also a teaching artist at Sullivan High School through Global Voices Initiative.


Antonio Bruno

Venue and Production Manager

Antonio Bruno (Venue and Production Manager) began his adventure with Adventure Stage in 2018 on “Adventures of Robin Hood.” So many Adventures. Tonio is a Chicago native and also serves as Company Manager for UrbanTheater Company, and sits on the Latinx Theater Commons steering committee. When left to his own devices he specializes in sound design, he most recently designed sound for Windy City Playhouse’s “The Recommendation,” Theater Wit’s “Admissions” and UrbanTheater Company’s “Back In The Day.” Tonio has worked with Chicago Dramatist, New Colony, Collectivo El Poso, Chicago Latino Theater Alliance, 48 hour Film Festival, and Dreamworks Films.


ASC Auxiliary Board

The Adventure Stage Chicago Auxiliary Board consists of individuals who believe in the power of participatory arts, and in art making as a process, not a product. The Auxiliary Board works to strengthen the long-term viability of the company through audience development and fundraising.

Each January the board hosts Winter Funderland, an exciting team based game night where 15 teams face off and compete for bragging rights and prizes, in support of a good cause.


John Conneely


Natalie Moretti

Board Secretary
Acero Schools

Adia Alli

Multi-disciplinary artist

Abra Chusid

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Gabi Jirasek

The Goodman Theatre

Lambrina Kless

Read Out and Read

Jeanne Rattenbury

Alzheimer’s Association of Chicago

Amy Sommers

Derek Tucker


Join Our Team!

ASC is always looking for qualified and passionate indviduals to join our team.


See our job openings below and follow the position link for a detailed description and instructions for applying.


ASC’s internship program is temporarily suspended while the theater is closed due to Covid 19.
Once we reopen, we will be seeking qualified undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated students in the performing arts, arts education, or arts administration fields. Internships are customized for each participant (length of internship, dates, times, etc.) and may include a combination of duties in the Artistic, Education, Marketing, Production, and Administration offices. For internship inquiries, please contact info@adventurestage.org


Adventure Stage Chicago’s Trailblazers seeks arts educators and theatre practitioners who have a passion for working with young people to bring their stories to the stage. These Mentor Artists work together in an ensemble setting to inspire young people to be their best selves through theatre making. Please contact Tom for more information.

Board Members

The Adventure Stage Chicago Auxiliary Board is charged with strengthening the long-term viability of ASC. Two areas of focus include audience development and fundraising. Each year the Board operates a matching grant campaign and several special fundraising events. Please contact Mary Kate Barley-Jenkins, Executive Director, if you are interested in joining.

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