Since 2011 Smyra Yawn has worked as a stage manager, production manager, business manager and teacher in Chicago. She enjoys also coffee and gardening.
Pictured: Lauren Sivak
SPIEL CHICAGO is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the progressive and thoughtful work of women in Chicago theater. To listen to past Spiel Chicago podcasts click here.
Growing up, Lauren Sivak always knew she would move to Chicago, she just didn’t know why. In 2009, she came for an education internship at American Theatre Company. Now she’s the Managing Director at 2nd Story, a storytelling collective located in Albany Park. Lauren and I sat down in 2nd Story’s new home to talk about returning to ATC as an actor, telling personal stories and about how, for her, everything changed after the 2016 election.
Discussed in this episode:
- 2nd Story
- American Theatre Company
- Invisible Now
- Albany Park Neighbors Association
- Mind Art Core Pilates Performance
- Baker Miller
- Bang Bang Pie
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