Staff

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

Ken-Matt Martin
Artistic Director (he/him/his)
Ken-Matt Martin is the Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater, and was born in Little Rock, AR. He began his life in the performing arts as a child actor after booking an appearance on Nickelodeon’s landmark series All That. He went on to be educated and receive theatrical training at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Drake University (Musical Theater/Journalism), and Brown University/Trinity Rep where he received an MFA in Directing. Following a decade-long stint as a professional actor that included roles in plays and musicals at regional theaters and numerous commercials he transitioned to directing and producing full-time. His life in the theater led him to adopt the personal mission of using theater as a catalyst for social change. Read more >>
Roxanna Conner
Acting Managing Director (she/her/hers)
Roxanna Conner joined Victory Gardens as the Director of Education in June 2018. In her 22 years in arts education, she has worked as a teaching artist, arts administrator, director, and producer. Her career began as an actor-educator for CLIMB Theatre (Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota), using theater to explore social issues such as violence prevention and environmental conservation while touring to schools across five states in the upper Midwest. Read more >>
 

Artistic

Ken-Matt Martin
Artistic Director (he/him/his)
Kat Zukaitis
Literary Manager/Public Programs Coordinator (she/her/hers)
Lili-Anne Brown
Resident Director (she/her/hers)
Jess McLeod
Resident Director (she/her/hers)
Brian Balcom
Access Project Coordinator (he/him/his)
Dennis Začek
Artistic Director Emeritus
 

Administration

Rich Nonnweiler
Director of Finance (he/him/his)
Rachel Kennedy
Finance & Administration Associate (she/her/hers)
Collin Helou
Facilities Manager (he/him/his)
 

Development

Erin Strick
Interim Director of Development,
estrick@victorygardens.org (she/her/hers)
Deborah Stewart
Director of Foundation and Institutional Giving (she/her/hers)
Meredith Maiorana
Development Events and Data Associate (she/her/hers)
Athena Kopulos
Development Assistant (she/her/hers)
 

Education

Roxanna Conner
Director of Education and Human Resources, rconner@victorygardens.org (she/her/hers)
Tyra Bullock
Community and Education Partnerships Assistant (she/her/hers)
 

Marketing & Communications

Amanda Cantlin
Director of Marketing and Communications, acantlin@victorygardens.org (she/her/hers)
Scott Letscher
Audience Services Manager (he/him/his)
Bo Frazier
Marketing Assistant (they/them/theirs)
Theresa Lammon
Graphic Designer (she/her/hers)
 

Audience Services

Scott Letscher
Audience Services Manager (he/him/his)
Alexandria Jones
Front of House Manager (she/her/hers)
Julia Cremin
Audience Services Associate (she/her/hers)
Jamila Tyler
Audience Services Associate (she/her/hers)
 

Production

Erica L. Sandvig
Director of Production (she/her/hers)
Dan Machalinski
Technical Director (he/him/his)
Samantha Bodnar
Scenic Charge Artist (she/her/hers)
Annaliese Voci
Wardrobe Supervisor (she/her/hers)
Collin Helou
Lighting Supervisor (he/him/his)
Joyce Murphy
Sound Supervisor (she/her/hers)
 

Artistic Associates

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

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