The House is Chicago's premier home for intimate, original works of epic story and stagecraft. Founded and led by Artistic Director Nathan Allen and driven by an interdisciplinary ensemble of Chicago’s next generation of great storytellers, The House aims to become a laboratory and platform for the evolution of the American theatre as an inclusive and popular artform.
The House was founded in 2001 by a group of friends to explore connections between Community and Storytelling through a unique theatrical experience. Since becoming eligible in 2004, The House has been nominated for 70 Joseph Jefferson Awards (22 wins) and became the first recipient of Broadway in Chicago’s Emerging Theater Award in 2007, and was recently awarded a 2014 National Theatre Company Grant by the American Theatre Wing (best known as the founder of the Tony Awards).
The 16th year of original work in under way and The House continues its mission to unite Chicago in the spirit of Community through amazing feats of Storytelling.
Christine Mayland Perkins
Michael E. Smith
Brian Bauer, Treasurer
Samantha Lidecka, Secretary
David Schmitz, Vice President
David Shapiro, President
Nathan Allen, Artistic Director
Erik Schroeder, Managing Director
Kelly Claussen, Assistant Production Manager
Kathryn Dysard, Finance and Operations Manager
Chelsea Keenan, Director of Marketing & Audience Development
Elizabeth Lovelady, Development Manager
Joey Lubelfeld, Audience Services Manager
Marika Mashburn, Director of Casting
Michael E. Smith, Director of Education
Jeremy Wilson, Director of Production