Victory Gardens Staff

To contact staff members call the administrative offices at 773.549.5788 (M-F 10am to 6pm) and ask for your specific party.

Artistic Director

Chay Yew


Read Chay Yew’s Biography

Managing Director

Erica Daniels


Read Erica Daniel’s Biography


Isaac Gomez, Director of New Play Development
Laura Alcalá Baker, Artistic Programs Manager
Ben Fisher, Playwright In Residence
Mike Ervin, Access Project Coordinator
Meet out 2016 Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors


Rich Nonnweiler, Director of Finance


Christopher Schram, Director of Development
Emma Couling, Development Manager
Daniel Dempsey, Development Associate for Institutional Giving


Robert Cornelius, Arts Education Director

Marketing & Communications

Rebekah Paine, Director of Marketing and Communications
Rachel Tornquist, Marketing and Brand Manager, Graphic Designer
Jasmine Henri Jordan, Audience Development Manager
Rae Shuman, Marketing Assistant

Please send all press inquiries to Cathy Taylor, Publicist

Audience Services

Tyler King, Audience Services Manager
Miki Byrne, Audience Services and Ticketing/House Managing Coordinator
Adam Lord, Bar Manager
Erin Crenshaw
Ebony Chuukwu
Kroydell Galima
Margaret Lee
Patty Malaney
Jill Perez
Mistead Sai
Jared Sprowls


Aaron Shapiro, Production Manager
Tom Albright, Master Electrician, Director of Facilities
Kevin Douglass Jr., Technical Director

National Artistic Advisory Board

Luis Alfaro
Nilo Cruz
Eve Ensler
David Henry Hwang
Tony Kushner
John Logan
Craig Lucas
Sandra Oh
Suzan-Lori Parks
Jose Rivera
Anika Noni Rose
Sarah Ruhl
Jeanine Tesori
Paula Vogel
George C. Wolfe
B.D. Wong

Artistic Associates

Kevin Coval
Curt Columbus
William L. Petersen
Luis Alfaro
Seth Bockley
Joanie Schultz
Mikhail Fiksel