Matt Wills Artistic Director of Development
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Matthew received his BA in Directing from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, where he directed Beckett's Footfalls, Rough for Theatre II, and Act Without Words II and Anthony Neilson's The Wonderful World of Dissocia (“directed with imagination and passion” – River Front Times). Recent productions include (re)discover's inaugural production The Tragedie of Hamlet: Prince of Denmarke, Chicago Reader Recommended An Evening of Beckett: Play-Not I-What Where, As You Like It, Fifty Shades of Shakespeare, and Universal Language. As a sound designer, Matt has worked with both The Side Project Theatre Co. and (re)discover theatre on multiple productions, as well as creating and designing podcasts for local Chicago companies. "When creating a piece of theatre I want to challenge our audience and actors by creating an experience that cannot be found while sitting at home watching Netflix. To me, theatre must be a visceral experience and physically engaging."
Janet Howe Artistic Director of Production
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Janet Howe is extremely proud to be acting as the Artistic Director of Production for (re)discover theatre. Janet has worked primarily as a director: her most recent projects include Farewell My Friend, Lysistrata, Jason & (Medea), Flesh and Bone, Nothing to Fear at The Side Project and A Year with Frog and Toad. Janet is honored to have have assisted directors with The Hypocrites, Children Theatre Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre St. Louis and interned at The Guthrie. She holds her BA in Directing from Webster University's Conservatory of Theater Arts. Janet has also joyously served as costume dseinger for (re)discover's Hamlet, An Evening of Beckett, Flesh and Bone, As You Like It, HOME and Fifty Shades of Shakespeare.
Having moved to Chicago in the fall of 2013, by way of St. Louis, by way of Houston, by way of Denver, Shaina is so incredibly excited to be a new member of the (re)crew! She, like other (re)discover members, graduated from Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts with a degree in acting in 2013. Shaina loves the classics, but also really digs creating and collaborating on new works. Her favorite project since moving to the city has been her own devised piece entitled, I Left Your Key Under the Mat, Dear. So far it has been performed at Chicago Home Theatre Festival and Second Floor Rear. Shaina is stoked to be working amongst such a welcoming, vibrant, passionate community of theatre artists in this city we call home!
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Since she moved to Chicago, she has worked with (re)discover theatre on their immersive production of Farewell My Friend. She has also worked Bailiwick Chicago on their productions of Princess Mary Demands Your Attention and Murder Ballad; Wilmette Center for the Arts productions of OLIVER!, Once Upon A Mattress, and Sleeping Beauty.
Molly Donahue Literary Manager
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Spencer Ryan Diedrick Development Coordinator
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