I was recently hired as the Theatre Manager and Artistic Director for Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, a 300-seat theatre on the campus of Morton College in Cicero, IL.
The Jedlicka is a theatre very much in-between being a fully independent theatre and being an integrated part of Morton College. The theatre has been producing plays and musicals for over 30 years with the blessing and support of the college, but without formal programming connecting the two. Over the next few years I will be working with the Jedlicka staff to develop programs in collaboration with Morton students and programming seasons of plays and musicals for the Cicero/Berwyn/Chicago area. The goal is to identify the areas of strength and opportunity to build a revitalized Jedlicka, fully integrated into both the surrounding community as well as the college community.
Over the next few months a new season will be announced unlike any other the Jedlicka has seen, while working to revitalize the mission and branding (as well as a lot of boring behind the scenes organizing).
This is the most exciting creative opportunity I have had in my career and am thrilled to get started. If you're in the Chicago area, keep an eye out for what's going on in Cicero...