UT Committee is the governing body and public face of University Theater. As elected representatives, we are responsible for approving, scheduling and supporting student productions. We relate the needs and concerns of our community to TAPS staff and the Center for Leadership and Involvement, ensuring the stability and continuity of theater and performance on campus.
2017/18 University Theater Committee
Natalie Pasquinelli (Chair) is a fourth year studying Sociology. She directed Making a Killing for New Work Week, and has acted in The Children's Hour (Martha), Geography of a Horse Dreamer (Fingers), Noises Off (Belinda), Miss Julie (Julie), Rumors (Claire), and Closer (Anna) with University Theater.
Margaret Glazier (Treasurer) is a third year majoring in Political Science and English Literature. Her credits include Hamlet (Claudius), Romeo and Juliet (Sister Laura), Merchant of Venice (Shylock), Watch Your Language, C*nt (Sam), and The Children's Hour (Karen).
Charlie Lovejoy (Secretary) is a fourth-year English literature major. They are primarily a stage manager: past UT credits include Mr Burns, West Side Story, All choiceless She, Miss Julie, and Amadeus. They have also been a dramaturg (Circe), a production manager (LEAR), and a props designer (Pericles but Marxist, Romeo & Juliet, Closer) in UT; and an ASM in the greater Chicago area (The Hypocrites, House Theatre). Charlie is a Theater curator and has served on Committee since fall 2015.
Katy Surhigh is a fourth-year English major. UT credits include LEAR (Stage Manager), Mr. Burns (Nelson), Winter's Tale (ASM), The Seagull (ASM), and Urinetown (Billy Boy Bill). Outside of UT, she has stage managed for UChicago Commedia. She is also involved in a cappella on campus, serving as the vice president of AcaCouncil and the vice president of her a cappella group, Rhythm and Jews.
Brandon McCallister is a fourth-year double majoring in Comparative Human Development and TAPS. Credits include Twelfth Night (SM), Comedy of of Errors (SM), She Kills Monsters (Director), A Weekend of Workshops: The Monkey’s Paw (Director), Henry V and Richard II (ASM), Love’s Labour’s Lost (AD), and Romeo and Juliet (Props/Scenic). He has also worked with The House Theatre of Chicago on A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch and Diamond Dogs.
Rebecca Husk is a third year majoring in philosophy. Past acting credits with UT include She Kills Monsters (Vera), Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (Bart), and The Merchant of Venice (Nerissa). She is also a member of the Dean's Men and sings a cappella with Men in Drag, serving as the president of AcaCouncil.
Grace Bolander is a fourth-year majoring in Theatre and Performance Studies. She has performed in six University Theater mainstages as well as several student projects. Some past UT credits include Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), By the Bog of Cats (Hester Swane), The Merchant of Venice (Portia), and A Winter's Tale (Paulina). Grace plans to pursue a career as an actor in Chicago after she graduates.
Jacob Goodman is a third year majoring in Comparative Human Development and Visual Arts. In UT, Jacob works as an actor and a director. His credits include Twelfth Night (Duke Orsino), The Seagull (Konstantin), the Comedy of Errors (Director) and Mr. Burns (Matt/Mr. Burns).
Olivia Malone is a second year studying Economics and Computer Science. Her recent UT credits include Mr Burns, a post-electric play (APM), Circe (Catwalker), and Iphigenia and Other Daughters (SM). She is also a technician at Mandel Hall.
Ian Grant-Funck (Dean's Men Liaison) is a second year Fundamentals Major. His UChicago credits include Comedy of Errors (Dromio), Henry VI (Clifford, Winchester), and LEAR (Assistant Director).