Young Professionals Circle

The Young Professionals Circle advances the mission of the League of Chicago Theatres by:
  • Advocating for and promoting Chicago theatre;
  • Attracting and engaging new audiences;
  • Enhancing the League’s network and development.
Interested in being a member of the YPC? Please complete this form.


Valerie Agnew*


Jonas Davidow
Underscore Theatre Company

Rebecca Dumain
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Vashti Emigh
Emerald City Theatre Company

Michelle Friman
Product Evaluations

Kate Gleason
Victoria Kent Public Relations

Ashley Goos
Audience Architects

Christine Grodecki**
Rotary International

Saujanya Gumidyala**
Ballast Group

Marc Herschberg
University of Chicago

Rob Karel
Innovation Arts and Entertainment

Morgan Kingsland**
German American Services Inc.

Maggie McNamara
Broadway In Chicago

Krista Krauss Miller
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Dana Mroczek
Porchlight Music Theatre

Benno Nelson

John David Nelson
Exhale Spa

Daniel Reinglass
Writers Theatre

Elissa Shortridge
Transwestern Commercial Realty

Linsey Summers
Moving Station

Brett Taylor
Chicago Creative Group

Melody Udell
American Marketing Association

Neil Waite
Broadway In Chicago

*YPC President
**YPC Vice-President

Contact Ben Thiem, Director of Member Services, at ben(at)chicagoplays(dot)com for more information or if you are interested in serving on the League's Young Professionals Circle.