New Executive Team for Brown Paper Box Co.

New Executive Team for Brown Paper Box Co.

Pictured: Anna Schutz

Brown Paper Box Co. has announced a change-up and addition to their Executive Team as they continue their 2017/2018 season. Co-founding members Anna Schutz and M. William Panek are making the move to Executive Director and Marketing Director, with Kristi Szczepanek in the company’s newest Executive role, Director of Community Outreach & Development.

“Anna’s keen sense of business and artistic integrity makes her the perfect person to run the day-to-day logistics of the company,” says Board of Directors President David Lipschutz. “She has been involved since the very beginning, and no one knows the ins and outs of BPBCo. like her. The Board is thrilled to continue this and future seasons with the three of them leading the team.”

Pictured (clockwise) M. William Panek, Anna Schutz and Krisit Szczepanek.

“I’m very excited by these changes,” adds Board Member Michelle Kritselis. “William has been actively involved in creating the company’s ‘voice’ on social media and in promotional materials since the very beginning, so he is a natural choice for Marketing Director. In Kristi’s first year with Brown Paper Box Co., she has quickly established herself as a forward-thinking leader and coordinator. She is an asset to the executive team and the company overall.”

Brown Paper Box Co.’s season continues with Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch, and Carole Bayer Sager’s  THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG directed and choreographed by Artistic Associate Daniel Spagnuolo (July 21-August 20), a special Fall event in October, and Tony Award winner Stephen Karam’s SPEECH & DEBATE directed by Artistic Associate David Lipschutz in January & February 2018.

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Abigail has worked as an actor/director in Chicago for over ten years, and along with husband Jason Epperson founded Lotus Theatricals in 2015, and PerformInk Chicago and Kansas City in 2016 (where she serves as Managing Editor of both publications). When not talking shop, Abigail is raising three padawans with Jason, drinking lots of coffee, converting school buses into RV's, and eating all the foods at Disney World. You can find her on Twitter @AbigailTrabue

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