InkBlots 10.13.18 – Extensions and New Steppenwolf Fellows

InkBlots 10.13.18 – Extensions and New Steppenwolf Fellows

Photo: Ann Sonneville as Victoria and Chris Hainsworth as the Creature; in Lifeline Theatre’s production of “Frankenstein” | Suzanne Plunkett

Our new InkBlots series will let you in on the latest news, extensions, promotions, and rumors that didn’t make it into an article in the previous week. We’re dropping them every Saturday morning. Enjoy with brunch!



Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, has announced CAROLINE, OR CHANGE will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through Sunday, November 11, 2018 at The Den Theatre’. Tickets for all performances are currently available at, and you can read Sheri Flanders’ PerformInk’s critic’s pick review here.

Lifeline Theatre announces nine added performances for its production of FRANKENSTEIN, adapted by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric, also through November 11th. Info at

Steppenwolf Announces Professional Leadership Fellows

The Steppenwolf Multicultural Fellowship will now just be called the Steppenwolf Fellowship. In addition, a restructuring of the program will include a 30-hour externship. The Fellowship cohort is made up of early career people of color who hold an apprenticeship in their department of interest at Steppenwolf and are given additional paid professional development seminars and externship opportunities. The 2018/2019 fellows are:

Carlos Enrique Arellano – Costume Shop Apprentice and Fellow; From Los Angeles, CA; Graduated from Kalamazoo College
Nakia Shalice Avila – Stage Management Apprentice and Fellow; From Holly Hill, SC; Graduated from Claflin University
Becca Brown – LookOut Producing Apprentice; From Chicago, IL; Graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an alum of The School at Steppenwolf, Second City and iO’s training centers
Jacqueline Corte – Marketing Apprentice; From El Paso, TX; Graduated from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley
Amy Couey – Scenic Art Apprentice; From Pascagoula, MS; Graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and the Second City’s training center
Tina El Gamal – Education Apprentice; From Chicago, IL; Graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago
Allison Granat – Properties Apprentice; From Porter, IN; Graduated from Valparaiso University, IN
Brittney Symone Grant – Publicity Apprentice and Fellow; From Youngstown, OH; Graduated from Youngstown State University
Mark H. – Artistic Apprentice and Fellow; From Washington, DC; Graduated from Columbia University School of the Arts, Rutgers University and classically trained at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London
Anthony Harden – Production Management Apprentice and Fellow; From Rockford, IL; Graduated from Illinois State University
Rachel Kennedy – Theatre Management Apprentice; From Naperville, IL; Graduated from Hope College and also studied in London
JuJu Laurie – Stage Management Apprentice; From New Orleans, LA; Graduated from Columbia College Chicago
Mihika Miranda – Development Apprentice and Fellow; From Mumbai, India; Graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, PA
Caleb Naugle – Sound Apprentice; From Butler, OH; Graduated from Ohio State University
Reagan O’Malley – Electrics Apprentice; From Fresno, CA; Graduated from the University of California Davis
May Treuhaft-Ali – Literary Apprentice; From New York, NY; Graduated from Wesleyan University and Trinity College Dublin
Eva Trunzo – Scenic Carpentry Apprentice; From San Diego, CA; Graduated from Truman State University in Missouri
Abigail Vass – Wardrobe Apprentice; From Pleasanton, CA; Graduated from Northwestern University
Sarah Wallace – Stage Management Apprentice; From Waukesha, WI; Graduated from Boston University.

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