Committee on Theater & Performance Studies

Student Management Staff (2016-17)


Gabriel Levine
Assistant to the Managing Director
gabrielglevine@uchicago.edu
Gabriel Levine is a fourth-year BA/MAPH student majoring in Fundamentals and minoring in Computational Neuroscience. Past credits include Miss Julie (Jean), Suburbia (Pony), Cowboy Mouth (Slim), Endgame (Dramaturg), and Love's Labors Lost (Dramaturg). He sits on University Theater Committee, Performing Arts Roundtable, and the Student Fine Arts Fund.


Eric Kirkes
Publicity Manager
ekirkes@uchicago.edu
Eric Kirkes is a fourth-year majoring in Music. He has been involved with University Theater and Fire Escape Films. Past credits include Godspell (Ensemble), Closer (Props Designer), and West Side Story (Bernardo). He hopes to work in arts administration after college.  


Corson Barnard
Media Manager
ecbarnard@uchicago.edu
Corson Barnard is a fourth-year majoring in TAPS. Past credits include Urinetown (Vocal Director), West Side Story (Solo Coach), After the Revolution (Asst. Costumes), The Girl Show (Ensemble), and Home is Implied (Ensemble). Corson is also heavily involved in a cappella on campus. 


Michaela Voit
Front of House Manager, North
mvoit@uchicago.edu
Michaela Voit is a fourth-year in the College majoring in English and Public Policy. She has served on the Dean’s Men Board and UT Committee while acting in such UT shows as The Seagull (Arkádina) and Cowboy Mouth (Cavale). Currently, she serves as Treasurer on the Dean’s Men Board and recently appeared as Hermione in the TAPS production of A Winter’s Tale.


Coriander Mayer
Front of House Manager, South
cmayer@uchicago.edu
Coriander Mayer is a third-year student majoring in TAPS and English. Most recently with UT, she designed lights for By the Bog of Cats and The Monkey King and associate designed the Dean’s Men production of Romeo and Juliet. Professional design credits include work with Adventure Stage Chicago (Unspoken, On Air), Eleusis Collective (King Lear), Bread and Roses (Logan Center O-Party), Madison Street Theater (Sin), and various dance groups on campus. 


Lexi Turner
Event Coordinator
lexeetee@uchicago.edu
Lexi Turner is a fourth-year Theater and Performance Studies major and Classical Studies minor. In addition to her Student Staff position, she also serves on the University Theater Committee as Liaison to the Dean’s Men Board and is president of U of C Commedia. 


Kiran Misra
Dance Council Representative
kiranmisra@uchicago.edu 
Kiran Misra is a fourth year in the College and first-year Master's student at the Harris School of Public Policy, studying Public Policy and Human Rights. On campus, she has been involved with Mock Trial, The Chicago Maroon, UChicago Bhangra, Dance Council, Chicago Bound, Symphony Orchestra, SASA, South Side Weekly, and College Housing as an RA. After college, she hopes to protect human rights through policy work and finally adopt a cat.


thumb_Headshot.jpegSean Raju
Videographer
sraju17@uchicago.edu
Sean Raju is a fourth-year Physics and Cinema and Media Studies double major. He has been a filmmaker for the past four years and plans to continue after college. He interned as a script coverer for Warner Brothers in LA this past summer, is currently an active member of Fire Escape Films and is excited to join the UT/TAPS community. His favorite movies include The Graduate and Fargo and you can find him playing basketball in Ratner from time to time. 


Kiran Misra
Photographer
kiranmisra@uchicago.edu 
Kiran Misra is a fourth year in the College and first-year Master's student at the Harris School of Public Policy, studying Public Policy and Human Rights. On campus, she has been involved with Mock Trial, The Chicago Maroon, UChicago Bhangra, Dance Council, Chicago Bound, Symphony Orchestra, SASA, South Side Weekly, and College Housing as an RA. After college, she hopes to protect human rights through policy work and finally adopt a cat.



 

Student Technical Staff (2016-17)


Claire Haupt
Assistant to the Production Manager
productionmanager@uchicago.edu
Claire Haupt is a fourth-year Theatre and Performance Studies major with a focus in production management. Claire has production managed ten shows under the UT/TAPS umbrella and assisted on even more. She has interned with Salonathon, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, as well as professionally debuted as a production manager for Byhalia, Mississippi with New Colony and Definition Theatre Company at the Steppenwolf 1700 Theater this past summer. 


Tiffany "Tippo" Wang
Assistant to the Technical Director
tiffanymwang@uchicago.edu
Tippo Wang is a fourth-year majoring in Psychology. 
She has worked with UT in many capacities: lighting designer, master electrician, stage manager, and carpenter. She's always trying to make new dog friends :)


William Shore
Master Carpenter
willshore@uchicago.edu                                                                           
Will Shore is a third-year majoring in Physics. He has been involved with University Theater in Rumors (Officer Welch), Urinetown (Tiny Tom) and West Side Story (Assistant Lights). He also sings in two a cappella groups, so if there is someone wandering around singing something, it's probably him.  


Alice Sheehan
Assistant to the Lighting Supervisor
mae@uchicago.edu
Alice Sheehan is a third-year majoring in TAPS and minoring in NELC. They have been involved in University Theater since their first year. Past UT credits include Lighting Designer on Romeo and Juliet, The Seagull, Miss Julie, and Amadeus


Daniel Heins
Assistant to the Lighting Supervisor
heinsd@uchicago.edu                                                          
Daniel Heins is a third year Geophysical Sciences Major.  He works set and lights, both on campus and around Chicago as a freelancer. On campus he works regularly with the Dean's Men and Le Vorris and Vox Circus, and has assorted credits with UT and UBallet. 


Stephanie Slaven-Ruffing
Assistant to the Audio Engineer
stephanieslaven@uchicago.edu
Stephanie Slaven-Ruffing is a third year double majoring in Anthropology and Comparative Human Development. She has done sound design for numerous UT productions, including Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, and House of Cards


Itzel Blancas
Assistant to the Costume Shop Manager
itzblancas@uchicago.edu
Itzel Blancas is a fourth year majoring in Comparative Literature and TAPS. She has previously been involved with UT as a costume designer (Amadeus, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds, Miss Julie, and By the Bog of Cats) and as a director (West Side Story). She is also one of the Curators for Theater[24], and is the tech staff liaison to Committee. 


Afriti Bankwalla
Assistant to the Costume Shop Manager
abankwalla@uchicago.edu
Afriti is a second year in the college majoring in English. She has been involved in UT as a costume designer (Comedy of Errors) and assistant costume designer (The Seagull and Romeo and Juliet).