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Season Salon

Upcoming on August 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage)


Take part in a think theatre tradition as guest speakers engage in a lively panel discussion about the upcoming season and then join in the conversation yourself in a Q&A. Following the main event, drinks and desserts will be served in the lobby, giving you a chance to mingle with the Remy Bumppo Family.




Due to it being such a popular event, please make your reservations now! Please e-mail with your name and the number of tickets you would like to, or by call 773.244.8119 to RSVP to the Salon.




Patrons enjoying the 2014/2015 Season Salon




Salon Hosts

Kelly Kleiman Kelly Kleiman is a freelance writer on the arts, feminism, travel and social justice.  Her reportage and essays have appeared in the New York Times (Chicago edition), Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor, among other dailies; in magazines including In These Times and Dance; in the alternative press; on the BBC; and on Chicago Public Radio stations WBEZ and WDCB. She is also a consultant to charities and editor and publisher of The Nonprofiteer, a blog about charity, philanthropy and nonprofit management:  She holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Chicago.
Peter Davis Peter Davis holds a master’s degree in directing and a PhD in theatre history from the University of Southern California. Peter is currently a professor of theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is the Director of Graduate Studies and chair of the Theatre Studies program. He has also worked as a dramaturg at Steppenwolf (Sonia Flew), Writer’s Theatre (The Turn of the Screw) and for three seasons was the resident dramaturg at Remy Bumppo (2005-2008). He has also worked with Defiant Theatre and Strawdog.

Remy Bumppo Salon Panelists

Krissy Vanderwarker 

Krissy Vanderwarker (on The Skin of Our Teeth) is a freelance director/maker/professor & the Co-Artistic Director of Dog & Pony Theatre Co.  She typically directs wild large spectaculars that provoke social & political conversations - like Thaddeus & Slocum at Lookingglass or Harry and the Thief at Pavement Group. She is currently making several such spectaculars including Skin of Our Teeth for Remy Bumppo and a new devised piece called The Optimist Club with Morgan McNaught - evoking joy through gentleness.

Nick Sandys 

Nick Sandys (on Puff: Believe It Or Not) became the Artistic Director of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company in 2012, having been an Artistic Associate since 2002. He has directed Great Expectations, Pirandello's Henry IV, The Life of Galileo, Travesties (Jeff Nomination 2015), Our Class (Jeff Nomination 2014), Seascape, Fiction, American Ethnic, and 365Days/365Plays for the company, as well as productions for First Folio, Eclipse, Chamber Opera Chicago, Stage West, and Ft. Worth Shakespeare in the Park. Nick is also a certified Fight Director with The Society of American Fight Directors, his Jeff Award-winning choreography having appeared at The Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway (Steppenwolf’s Tony-winning Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Goodman Theatre (over 25 productions), Lyric Opera (over 50 productions), and many others, including The Theatre School at DePaul University (adjunct professor since 1995). He holds MAs in English Literature from both Cambridge University and Loyola University Chicago. He is also the recipient of 14 Jeff Nominations, one Jeff Award, an After Dark Award, and a 2011 Achievement Award from The Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Charitable Foundation of the Arts.

Keira Fromm 

Keira Fromm (on hang) is a Jeff Award nominated director, a casting director, and a teacher based out of Chicago. Favorite recent directing credits include: Bright Half Life (About Face Theatre) The Columnist (American Blues Theater), How the World Began (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble), A Kid Like Jake (About Face Theatre), Luce (Next Theatre), Charles Ives Take Me Home (Strawdog), The How and the Why (TimeLine Theatre), Broadsword (Gift Theatre), and Fallow (Steep Theatre). Keira is a proud Artistic Associate with About Face Theatre. She received her MFA from DePaul University and her BFA from Boston University. She is a member of SDC, as well as the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Keira is a frequent guest director at DePaul as well as Roosevelt University. Next up she will be directing the Chicago premiere of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital of New York City by Halley Feiffer with Route 66 Theatre Company this summer.

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