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Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of the theater’s new executive director, Rachel L. Fink.
Fink comes to Chicago from the San Francisco Bay area, where she was Managing Director of Theatre Bay Area and, before that, spent 16 years at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She comments, “I have long been a fan of Lookingglass Theatre Company and am incredibly privileged to join the team. When experiencing Lookingglass’ work, I always deeply trust the journey I’m about to begin – one that is imaginative, rooted in narrative, and with a particularly rigorous worldview. Not only have I experienced the thrill of watching a Lookingglass production unfold as an audience member, I have also had the pleasure of witnessing and curating those powerful moments with thousands of audience members during my tenure at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.”
Artistic Director Heidi Stillman adds, “I am thrilled to be partnering with Rachel. She is clear-headed and whip-smart. We knew of Rachel from her long-time stellar work at Berkeley Rep, a company that Lookingglass has partnered with many times over the years. We think she is a great match for us at this point in our trajectory as an ensemble theatre company. Rachel will be a great asset in the larger Chicago theatre community as well.”
Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Fink was the managing director of the Yale Cabaret and had worked at theatres across the United States including the Yale Repertory Theatre, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Long Wharf Theatre, and the Cleveland Play House. She received her BA in Theatre Arts from Case Western Reserve University and her MFA in Theater Management from the Yale School of Drama.
Fink succeeds Rachel Kraft, who stepped down last year.