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STAFF & BOARD

STAFF

Administrative
Fred Anzevino (Artistic Director) – artisticdirector@theo-u.org 
Christopher Pazdernik (Managing & Casting Director) – managingdirector@theo-u.org

Audience Services
John Weagly (Box Office Manager) – boxoffice@theo-u.org

Marketing and Public Relations
Arts ink, Inc.
Inquires can be directed to Whitney Rhodes – whitney@artsink.org

Accounting
Elliott Fredland (Bookkeeper)

Food and Beverage
Niki Green (Bar Manager)

Building Staff
Molly Smith (Director of Production) – theoubiquecabarettheatre@gmail.com
Charles Cannon (Facility Manager)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thom Szymanski
President
Thom is a lifelong learner and educator who currently teaches diverse learners in the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago, IL. Thom holds 4 graduate degrees: two in business and two in education. Prior to joining Theo Ubique’s board, Thom served on two other non-profit organizations where he focussed on grant writing, fundraising and developing outreach curriculum to be used in schools. Thom has been fortunate to be recognized in the education field with several fellowships that have brought him to various corners of the globe – including his favorite, Antarctica!
Dick Moran
Treasurer
Richard (Dick) Moran received his MBA from the University of Chicago and is a Certified Public Accountant for small business, professional practices and individual clients. A life long Rogers Park resident, Dick currently serves as Treasurer for the Rogers Park Community Council and Rogers Park Community Development Corporation. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Illinois CPA Society, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and Association for Computing Machinery.
Niccole Alexander
Niccole Alexander is a native Chicagoan whose professional experience includes healthcare strategy; public policy development and analysis; and management consulting. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in Health Policy from the University of Chicago. Niccole currently works for a large nonprofit organization managing topics such as pediatric hospital medicine and orthopaedics.
Megan Elk
Megan Elk is an interdisciplinary performer, deviser, director, educator, composer, lyricist, and producer. Most recently, they appeared as “The Whore” in Theo’s 2019 production of Hello Again, and as “The Beggar Woman” in 2018’s Jeff Award Winning Sweeney Todd. For the past 5 years, they have served both as a resident Teaching Artist with Lyric Opera of Chicago and as the Booking Manager of Wicker Park’s famed Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret. Prior to their time in Chicago, Mx. Elk served 9 years on the voice faculty of The Aurora School of Music in Northeast Ohio, where they performed with noted regional organizations, such as The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Public Theatre. Currently, they are pursuing a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program with Chicago’s own CAYA Yoga School, where they hope to realize a shared goal between yoga and the theatre- accessibility for all.
Jenny Lamb
Jenny received her BFA from Shenandoah Conservatory and landed in Chicago IL in 1999 and stayed there till 2014. During that time she co-founded Li’l Buds Theatre Company (www.lilbudstheatre.org), a 501c3 children’s theatre company, where she worked as Artistic Director, playwright, director and teaching artist, and she also taught in the Acting Program at The Second City. An accomplished actress, Jenny worked with a variety of theatre companies in Chicago where favorite roles include Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Kate in Taming of the Shrew and Alison et all in Trainspotting USA, and she was named one of 6 performers of note by the Chicago Tribune. Jenny received her MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International and is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Performance at Oklahoma State University
Rick Goldman
In addition to more than 30 years as a real estate development and construction professional, Rick Goldman is an avid lover of the arts with years of experience in the Chicago theatre scene as both a patron and community level actor. Rick’s experience leading development projects and teams across the country provides valuable insight into the unique challenges faced by professional and non-profit organizations alike. Rick is currently an owner and partner at REthink, a boutique consulting firm that combines his creativity, passion, and experience to provide owners, operators and real estate investors with valuable insights and strong project management throughout the entire development process.
Marc Prince
Marc Prince is an actor based in Chicago by way of Mobile, Alabama. A US Air Force veteran, he studied theatre at the University of Nebraska, the Alliance Theater Group (Atlanta, GA) and Cuyahoga College (Cleveland, OH). Locally, Marc has performed with Theo Ubique, Pride Arts Theater, Hell in a Handbag Productions, and The Saint Sebastian Players – to name a few. Dayside, Marc is the Office Manager for the national digital media news outlet Newsy (EW Scripps), administering operations of the Chicago and Washington, D.C. studios. He also humbly shares his devotion to performance for the cultural enlightenment of his city in various substance abuse recovery-themed productions at the Center on Halsted & COLLABORACTION among others. Combining his immense love for the theatre community and his knowledgeable experience in corporate functionality, Marc is excited and incredibly honored to be of service to Theo Ubique’s board.
Mina Slater
Mina was a Stage Manager with Theo Ubique from 2016 (Rent extension) through the 2018 season, closing the No Exit Cafe era with Sweeney Todd. Previous to joining Theo, she stage managed in Chicago with Emerald City Theatre (RIP) and Broadway In Chicago, as well as national tours such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Teatro Zinzanni and Cirque Voila. Mina has a degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. After Sweeney Todd, she transitioned from Theatre into Tech, and looks forward to continuing to support the arts.
Fred Anzevino
Artistic Director
Fred Anzevino studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as the George Washington University’s MFA acting program. Fred performed in the national tour of the Tony Award winning musical Big River. As a Director, Fred has earned five non-equity Jeff Awards for productions of Cabaret, Evita, Chess, Light in the Piazza and, most recently, Bridges of Madison County.
Christopher Pazdernik
Managing Director
Chris comes to us from Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago, where he has been Producing Associate and Company Manager as well as a frequent director for PORCHLIGHT REVISITS, Porchlight Music Theatre’s lost musicals series. He also has been an Advancement Associate at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and a freelance Casting Director and Associate Producer. He is a Jeff Award winner for his direction of Refuge Theatre Project’s HIGH FIDELITY, which was additionally honored as Best Musical Production in the 2017 Jeff Awards. He served as Refuge’s Artistic Director for three seasons.

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