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


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Managing Director

Chris Mannelli


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Joanie Schultz, Associate Artistic Producer
Isaac Gomez, Literary Manager
Monty Cole,  Artistic Programs Manager
Mike Ervin, Access Project Coordinator


Rich Nonnweiler, Director of Finance
Shannon Sullivan, Administrative Assistant


Christopher Schram, Director of Development
Brittany Barnes, Development Manager
Stacey Schriber, Development Associate  of Institutional Giving
Audrey Polinski , Development Assistant


Robert Cornelius, Arts Education Director

Marketing & Communications

Rebekah Paine, Director of Marketing and Communications
Jeff McLaren, Design and Ticketing Services Manager
Maya Thompson, Marketing Associate
Michael Courier, Photographer

Please send all press inquiries to Cathy Taylor, Publicist

Audience Services

Alex Higgin-Houser, Manager of Audience Services and Group Sales
Rachel Tornquist, Design and Ticketing Services Associate
Kait Mikitin, Assistant Box Office Manager
Laura Baker
Grant Chapman
Matt Ek
Junella Gabriel
Scott Gryder
Aaron Lawson
Spencer Meeks
Aram Monisoff
Adam Pasen
Melissa Young


Scott Miller, Production Manager
Tom Albright, Master Electrician, Director of Facilities

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