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.email@example.com
Mary Kate Barley–Jenkins (Executive Director) joined ASC in 2014. In that time, she launched the company’s first tours (national and international), increased earned revenue by 29%, and created the ASC Auxiliary Board, which has increased individual giving by 16%. Mary Kate previously served as the Managing Director, Programming and Production at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF). She conceived and was the Artistic Director of Stages, Sights and Sounds, an international performing arts festival for young audiences and recipient of a program award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Previously, she was the Director of Communications for the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Mary Kate has served as President of International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), the premiere membership organization supporting performing arts for young audiences. She is an alumna of Northwestern, having graduated with a Masters in Theatre and Arts Administration.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.email@example.com
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.
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
The Goodman Theatre
Read Out and Read
Alzheimer’s Association of Chicago
Join Our Team!
ASC is always looking for qualified and passionate indviduals to join our team.