Leadership Changes, New Ensemble and Company Members at Walkabout Theater

Leadership Changes, New Ensemble and Company Members at Walkabout Theater

Pictured: Kendra Miller

Walkabout Theater Company announced today that Kendra Miller will step down from her role as co-artistic director and as a Walkabout ensemble member. Thom Pasculli, who has served as Co-Artistic director with Miller, will become Walkabout’s sole Artistic Director, and who is currently directing Walkabout’s MOTHER OF SMOKE, a co-production with Red Tape Theatre set to open March 23rd.

Miller, who became Artistic Director in 2013, and a Co-Artistic Director in 2014, played a crucial role in Walkabout’s transition into its current ensemble and laboratory theater practice. She co-produced, dramaturged and originated her role in THE WILD at the Steppenwolf Garage in 2014 and performed with the show through its tour to India in 2016. Miller produced STORM at Links Hall in collaboration with visiting UK company, Moon Fool, and conceived Rent Party, Walkabout’s community fundraising event. Beginning in 2014 with performances in 2016, Miller conceived of and directed THE CURE, a four-week performance installation on the top floor of the Chicago Cultural Center presented in residency with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Miller will stay on as an artistic associate to the company as she continues her directing and dramaturgy work in Chicago.

Additionally, Walkabout has announced Alex Rodriguez as a new ensemble member and marketing manager, and Kelly Nesheim and Claire Bauman as new company members. Rodriguez has been performing with the company since 2014 and will be featured in MOTHER OF SMOKE. Nesheim has collaborated with the ensemble on three previous summer performances, including 2016’s TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTING PARADE and Bauman has been working with the ensemble this past year.

For more information visit walkabouttheater.org.

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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