Arielle Augustyn has worked with ShawChicago in various capacities since 2005. Since 2008, she has served as the Outreach Coordinator. Arielle is a graduate of Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts Theatre Conservatory and also has her Masters in Nonprofit Business from North Park University. She is a founding member of Red Tape Theatre Co. and has worked for several companies such as The Joffrey Ballet, Babes with Blades Theater Co., Boho Theater Co., and many others. Within her role at ShawChicago, she particularly enjoys lecturing on G.B. Shaw and his fascinating long-lived life.
TONY COURIER, Managing Director, spent nearly forty years training university students in the selection, marketing and presentation of performing arts. While studying theater, he performed at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse for two seasons, where he appeared in Blithe Spirit, The Odd Couple, Death of a Salesman, Our Town, Tiny Alice, Mother Courage, The Crucible and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. He spent eight years at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana where he served as producer of Mame, Fiddler on the Roof, The Threepenny Opera, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Company and Guys and Dolls for the Illini Union. In July 2009, he retired after training students in performance management skills at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and Northeastern Illinois University. He has consulted and presented workshops at over fifty colleges, universities and conferences on performance planning and marketing. He was chair of the Advisory Board for ShawChicago when it was a program of the Chicago Cultural Center and became Chair of the Board of Directors when ShawChicago became an independent not-for-profit company. He became Managing Director in June of 2003.
Robert Scogin, ShawChicago’s Artistic Director, is celebrating his twenty-first season at ShawChicago, where he has directed more than fifty productions. He was awarded The Chicago Drama League’s 2008 Crystal Award, and has appeared on Broadway (Henry V, 1969) and Off-Broadway (Children of the Ladybug, 1967 and Where The Wolves Run, 1972.) He taught and directed Shakespeare and Shaw at the Turkish State Theater Conservatory in Ankara and Konya, Turkey. In March of 2009 he staged the world premiere of his new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts on World Theater Day in Konya, Turkey. Scogin made his Chicago debut at The Goodman Theatre in Much Ado About Nothing. He also starred as Bob Cratchit in the Goodman’s original production of A Christmas Carol, a role he repeated for thirteen years. Other credits with The Goodman include The Tempest and the world premieres of David Mamet’s translation of Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard and Mamet’s own play Lakeboat.
With a degree in Ethnomusicology from Northwestern University, class of 2013, Zhou-Lee has provided digital marketing for ShawChicago Theater Company for two years. Previous marketing credits include: Musika SamaSama Concert, with headliner Lea Salonga, Hope After Haiyan Fundraiser, Tug of War (Circa PINTIG) and more. Artistic credits include but are not limited to: The Soldier’s Home (Playwright/Choreographer, 2015, Circa PINTIG) The Nutcracker (Cavalier, 2014, Le Ballet Petit), Cinderella (Prince, 2014, Le Ballet Petit) Malakas at Maganda(Kite/Choreographer, 2013, Kaibigan Battle of the Bamboo) and I See A River (2011, Northwestern Danceworks.)