Academics

The ACT Board

One of the unique aspects of CUC's Theatre Program is our Artists of Concordia Theatre Student Board of Managers. These students have volunteered their time and energy in leading Concordia's theatrical endeavors. They have taken responsibility of specific areas of the production process and work with the directors, administrator's and creative staff to see that Concordia's Theatre is not just a theatre of excellence but also a solid educational hands-on experience. 


COSTUME SHOP MANAGER

Katie Butler

Katie grew up in a small town called Herrin, Illinois and began acting at the young age of eight.  She is currently a Junior at Concordia University of Chicago studying Theatre, Communication, and Creative Writing.  When she is not acting, Katie likes to stay involved with theatre by working with costumes, make-up, and directing.  She hopes to get her Master’s Degree in Film, act in the television and film industry, and continue to direct children’s theatre in her spare time.

 

 

 

 

 

SCENIC MANAGER

Hunter Bloom

Hunter is a Junior at Concordia University Chicago majoring Theatre. At Concordia University she has Assistant Stage Managed for Romeo and Juliet and Cabaret. Outside of Concordia she has been an ASM for ShPIeL: Performing Identity’s The Invasion of Skokie and Kokandy Production’s Jeff Nominated The Last Five Years. Hunter has also made an appearance onstage in Waiting for Godot (directed by Kristin Schoenback). She is excited to be a part of the ACT board this year as head of scenic and looks forward to a challenging but rewarding year with the theatre department.

 

 


 

PROPERTIES MANAGER

Geordie Denholm

Geordie, hailing from Columbus IN, is a Theatre and Pre-Seminary Major in his fourth year at Concordia. He has recently graced the stage in as Kenny in Fuddy Meers, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and Ernst in Cabaret. Recently, he expanded his theatrical skills as the Assistant Director for Concordia’s Young Artists Workshop . This is his third year serving as Properties Manager for the ACT Board and he looks forward to building his design skills in the technical aspects of Theatre. Along with designing and supplying props for each production, he is currently a Scene Shop Carpenter for A.C.T.

 

 

SCENE SHOP FOREMAN

Frank Eberwein

Frank has been involved in theatre since his freshmen year of high school, where he learned lighting, set construction and sound by taking on a leadership role of Assistant Technical Director. Having worked on more than fifteen plays throughout high school, Frank intends to focus on the technical aspects of theatre while at Concordia to learn and work as a professional Theatre Technician.

 

 

 

 

LIGHTING MANAGER 

Kara Grimm

Kara is a theatre major at Concordia University Chicago, with minors in both psychology and communication. This is her third year in Chicago, originally hailing from Omaha, NE. She is not only an ACT board member, but also employed as a student technical worker with ACT. After her undergraduate studies are completed, she plans to attend grad school to pursue a degree in theatrical design, either lights or set.

 

THEATRE OFFICE ASSISTANT & EVENT COORDINATOR

Rachel Hamrick

Rachel is a Senior Theatre Major at Concordia. She has been practicing managerial and performance aspects of Theatre since 2008 where she assisted with tickets, set construction, and design in several productions each year. As the Event Coordinator for ACT, she will have a hand in organizing both promotional events and the Annual Arties Awards Banquet. Previously, she served for two years as the Box Office Manager for Artists of Concordia Theatre. This is also Rachel's fourth year serving as the Theatre Office Assistant where she has been able to gain first-had experience helping the producing team of ACT. Rachel is thrilled to be a part of all of the recent innovations and improvements within the department.

 

 

MARKETING MANAGER

Anthony Huspen

Anthony is a Senior this year. As a Theatre and Graphic Art double major, he'd eventually like to do a hybrid of both as a career. This is his second year in charge of Marketing for the ACT board. Anthony has had exciting theatrical opportunities as a student here. His freshman year, he had the opportunity to go to New York City for a private workshop, culminating in performances at a blackbox Brooklyn. He's been in numerous plays and musicals inside and outside of Concordia but his favorite he has been in was In the Soundless Awe here at Concordia, which we also got to perform at the Regional American College Theatre Festival. Anthony looks forward to another great ACT season!

 

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