THE FINE PRINT
Theatre Company

About Us

Our Company

Our company is growing all the time. So far we are:

Patrick Kenney
Emmi Hilger
Heather Bodie
Jarrod Bainter
Shannon Wheaton
Adam Gramling
Emily Gann
Caleb McAndrew
Amy Sweet
David Himmel
MT Cozzola
Aaron Graham
Taryn Wood
Stephen Cefalu
Dave Belden
Patrick Kenney
Artistic Director
Patrick Kenney

Patrick is the founding artistic director at Fine Print. He first developed a passion for making new plays while working with the Purple Rose Theatre Co. in his hometown of Chelsea, Michigan. Patrick is a professional actor with experience on stage, film and television, and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association. Patrick also works as a freelance writer, most frequently for the magazine Chicago Health. patrickkenney[at]thefineprinttheatre.org

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Director – At Ease, Citizens Play Festival ‘12 & ‘13
Co-writer/Creator – Christmas in Chicago ‘11 & ’12
Producer – At Ease, The Xylophone West, Christmas in Chicago ‘11 & ‘12, Citizens Play Festival ‘13

Emmi Hilger
Associate Artistic Director
Emmi Hilger

Emmi Hilger is thrilled to join the Fine Print team! She is a Chicago area director who loves collaborating with playwrights and the Artistic Director of Something Marvelous, a festival of magical realism. For Something Marvelous, Emmi has directed The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot by José Rivera, the workshop of Koalas by J. Joseph Cox, Sunrise: Ardmore Beach by Hallie Palladino, and Sheltered by Laura Nessler. Recent directing credits also include Love in the Time of Bumblehive by Jeff Tabnick (Stage Left’s Leapfest), Sand Castles by John Green (RhinoFest), 10 Things by Scott Tobin (Collaboraction’s Sketchbook), The Lover by Harold Pinter which she co-produced in association with Walkabout Theater Company and Punk Grandpa, a solo show by Laura Scruggs that has performed across the country. Emmi has worked extensively on new plays with Chicago Dramatists, Piccolo Theatre, 20% Theatre Company, Women’s Theatre Allicance, Pegasus Players, and Strangeloop Theatre. www.emmihilger.com

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Director – Citizens Play Festival ‘12 & ‘13, Fresh Ink
Assistant Director – Boy Small, A Place in the Woods

Heather Bodie
Associate Producer

Heather Bodie

Heather is one of the co-founders of The Fine Print. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Theatre Arts, and studied Improv and Musical Improv at The Second City Training Center. She is a member of the all-female improv group Eleanor and performs often with her folk rock band MIDWEST. Heather participated in the Iowa new play festival four years in a row as both an actor and a director, and is one of the co-founders of the undergraduate directing program at the University of Iowa.
heatherbodie[at]thefineprinttheatre.org

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Writer – At Ease
Performer – Christmas in Chicago ‘11 & ‘12, Citizens Play Festival ‘12
Director – Citizens Play Festival ‘13
Producer – Citizens Play Festival ‘12, The Xylophone West

Jarrod Bainter
Production Manager

Jarrod Bainter
Jarrod has been involved in starting and developing theatre companies since 2002, while working at The Apollo Theatre in his hometown of Peoria, IL. He currently works as a theatrical designer and technician in the greater Chicago area. Talents and experience include lighting design, scenic design, projection design, stage management, scenic carpentry, and scenic painting.
jarrodbainter[at]thefineprinttheatre.org

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Lighting Design – At Ease, Christmas in Chicago ‘11 & ‘12
Production Manager – The Xylophone West, Christmas in Chicago ‘12

Shannon Wheaton
Outreach Coordinator
Shannon Wheaton

Shannon has been working as a human rights activist for nearly five years. In addition to her work with Amnesty International, she has volunteered with the Enough Project, Invisible Children, Equality Across America, the Genocide Intervention Network, and RefugeeOne. As Outreach Coordinator, Shannon creates partnerships with local nonprofit organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of others. These partnerships provide an opportunity to raise awareness of political and social issues featured in Fine Print productions.
shannonweaton[at]thefineprinttheatre.org


Resident Artists

Alex Huntsberger
Literary Manager

Alex is a graduate of Oberlin College. He works around town as a dramaturge and assistant director. He also works with Chicago Commercial Collective and reviews shows for Centerstage.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Assistant Director – The Xylophone West
Dramaturg – Fresh Ink
Literary Manager – Citizens Play Festival ‘13

Adam Gramling
Webmaster

Adam Gramling
Adam is a songwriter that loves web design, bicycles and old books.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Sound Design – At Ease

Gretchen Kelley
Photography

Gretchen received a BA, with a focus in photography, from Montana State University. She developed a love for portraiture, specifically with a passion for studio work, and has assisted a number of professional photographers in Montana, Minnesota and Illinois, eventually deciding, in blissful naivete, to try her hand at her own photography business; gretchenkelleyphotography.com. She is thrilled to be one more element that helps bring the inspiring, confronting and transforming stories of local playwrights to the Chicago audience.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Photos – At Ease, Christmas in Chicago, The Xylophone West, Citizens Play Festival
Organizer – Black Ink Club


Associate Artists

Emily Gann
Co-Founder

Emily Gann
Emily is an actor in Chicago and a teacher with Chicago Public Schools. With Heather Bodie, she co-wrote Fine Print’s flagship production, “At Ease”.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Writer – At Ease

Caleb McAndrew
TD/Design

Caleb McAndrew
Caleb is one of the original members of The Fine Print, serving as business & technical consultant from the time of its founding. He is a house carpenter at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and technical director at TimeLine Theatre Co.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Set Design – Christmas in Chicago ‘11 & ‘12
TD – Christmas in Chicago ‘11

Jonah Rubash
Videography

Jonah is a filmmaker in Chicago. He works with Magnanimous Media, a rental house and production company in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Videography – Christmas in Chicago, The Xylophone West, Citizens Play Festival

Christian Stokes
Social Media

Christian is an actor and writer who’s been active in the Chicago theatre scene for several years. He played Doc in Fine Print’s inaugural season production of The Xylophone West. www.facebook.com/ChristianJStokes

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Performer – The Xylophone West, Fresh Ink

Mark Penzien
Movement

Mark is an actor, stuntman and fight choreographer in Chicago. He is a member of Appetite Theatre Co.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Fight Choreographer – The Xylophone West, Citizens Play Festival ‘12

Amy Sweet
Marketing

Amy Sweet
Amy is a manager with Lettuce Entertain You. She was instrumental in launching Fine Print’s marketing activities, and remains a consultant with the company.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Marketing Director – At Ease


Playwrights

David Himmel
Playwright

David  Himmel
David is principal of Himmel, Ink, managing editor of Chicago Health magazine and the author of A Camp Story.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Co-writer/Creator – Christmas in Chicago ‘11 & ‘12
Playwright – Citizens Play Festival ‘12 – “My 6-Year-Old Therapist”, Fresh Ink

MT Cozzolla
Playwright

MT Cozzola
Writer and director MT Cozzola is a member of Courier12Collective and Chicago Dramatists, and she keeps a story blog at midwesternrobot.com.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Playwright – Citizens Play Festival ‘12 & ‘13 – “Boy Small” & “St. George on the Number 11 Bus”, Fresh Ink


Directors

Aaron Graham
Director

Aaron Graham
An actor, director, writer, and teacher, Aaron is a founding member of the Improvised Sondheim Project and teaches at The Second City Training Center.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Director – Christmas in Chicago ‘11 & ‘12, Citizens Play Festival ‘13

J. Cody Spellman
Director

Cody is a freelance director and dramaturg based in Chicago. He recently worked on The Blue Room (Co-Directed with Brian Posen) at Stage 773, and assistant directed Jonathan Berry for The Knowledge at Steep Theatre. jcs.virb.com

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Director – Citizens Play Festival ‘12 & ‘13, Fresh Ink


Actors

Taryn Wood
Actor

Taryn Wood

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Actor – Citizens Play Festival ‘12, Fresh Ink, Christmas in Chicago ‘12

A.J. Miller
Actor

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Christmas in Chicago ‘11 & ‘12

Stephen Cefalu
Actor

Stephen Cefalu
Stephen is currently touring with Letters Home, Griffin Theatre Company. In early May he will be performing in MPAACT’s sketch comedy show Reality Check.

FINE PRINT CREDITS
Actor – The Xylophone West, Citizens Play Festival, Fresh Ink

Dave Belden
Actor

Dave Belden
Dave Belden appeared as Dad in The Fine Print’s production of BOY SMALL. Other stage credits include CHARLES IVES TAKE ME HOME (Strawdog Theatre); THE JEWELS (TUTA); CYRANO at Chicago Shakespeare, where he also appeared in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST; UNCLE VANYA (Court Theatre); THE TELL-TALE HEART (Blair Thomas & Co.); THE SANDMAN (Oracle Theatre); THE THREE SISTERS and LADY CHAPLIN & HER TRAMP (Piven Theatre); EARTH TO MARGARET (Acorn Theatre); and SHOPPERS CARRIED BY ESCALATORS INTO THE FLAMES (Viaduct Theatre). Film credits include the independent feature EYE OF THE SANDMAN and the short film BLOOD. Dave is a violinist in the folk & roll band Midwest and the Chicago Sinfonietta, and has performed with the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and San Francisco Ballet. Dave directed Jonathan Baude’s COUNTER for the 2014 Citizens Play Festival.


Board of Directors

Phil Winkelman
Chairman
Tim Wolfe
Vice Chair
Rick Kalvin
Treasurer
Heather Bodie
Ex Officio
Marilou Barden
Honorary
Jordan Burghardt
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