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. Charlie is primarily a stage manager: recent credits include Two Mile Hollow, American Hero (First Floor Theater); La Ronde (ATC); You On the Moors Now (The Hypocrites); Mr Burns, West Side Story, By the Bog of Cats, Miss Julie, Amadeus (UT); Not I, All choiceless She (TAPS); and several workshops with The House Theatre. Charlie has also production managed and props designed for UT, among various other roles, and is a proud Dean’s Men Board member and Theater Curator.
Jacob Goodman (Social Chair) is a third year majoring in Comparative Human Development and Visual Arts. In UT, Jacob works as an actor, director, and designer. His credits include Twelfth Night (Duke Orsino), The Seagull (Konstantin), the Comedy of Errors (Director), Mr. Burns (Matt/Mr. Burns), She Kills Monsters (Puppet Designer) and Next to Normal (Director).
Avi Sheehan (Tech Staff Representative) is a fourth year TAPS major and NELC minor. They have acted as the lighting designer on productions of Next to Normal (Fall 2017), She Kills Monsters (Spring 2017), Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Fall 2016), Romeo and Juliet (Spring 2016), The Seagull (Winter 2016), Miss Julie (Fall 2015), and Amadeus (Winter 2015). They have also assisted lights, scenic, and stage management and worked as the Master Electrician on a number of productions.
Tempest Wisdom (Student Staff Representative) is a student in the college.
Hana Eldessouky (Dean's Men Representative) is a second year English Major. Her experience in UT includes acting in shows such as Mr. Burns (Jenny), She Kills Monsters (Lilith), and As You Like It (Jaques). She is currently serving on the Dean's Men Board as Committee Liaison.
Regina Wen (Off-Off Campus Representative) is a student in the College.
Anna Aguiar Kosicki is a second year public policy major in the College. Most recent UT credits are As You Like It (Makeup Designer/Costumes), A Weekend of Workshops Fall 2017 (Director, The Importance of Being Earnest), and She Kills Monsters (Assistant Stage Manager).
Grace Bolander is a fourth-year TAPS major and a member of UT Committee. She has performed in six UT shows, including Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), By the Bog of Cats (Hester Swane), The Merchant of Venice (Portia), and As You Like It (Rosalind), as well as several New Work Week shows and other TAPS performances. Grace has worked as the Casting/Education and Marketing Intern for Court Theatre and as the School at Steppenwolf Intern for Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Brandon McCallister is a fourth year double majoring in Comparative Human Development and TAPS. He has previously worked on Next to Normal (Stage Manager), Comedy of Errors (Stage Manager), Twelfth Night (Stage Manager), She Kills Monsters (Director), A Weekend of Workshops: The Monkey's Paw (Director), Henry V (ASM), Richard II (ASM), Love's Labour's Lost (AD), and Romeo and Juliet (Scenic/Props Designer). He has also worked with The House Theatre of Chicago as part of team stage management on their productions of A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch and Diamond Dogs.
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.
Emily Lynch is a second year studying English and Political Science. Her UT credits include The Merchant of Venice (Salerio), Circe (Kitty), Lear (Player), The Children's Hour (Peggy/Agatha), New Work Week, and As You Like It (Director).
Olivia Malone is a third year studying Economics and Computer Science. In UT, she primarily stage and production manages. Her credits from 2017 include As You Like It (PM), She Kills Monsters (ME), Mr Burns, a post-electric play (APM), Circe (Catwalker), and Pericles, but Marxist (SM).