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SCENEMAKERS young professional BOARD

Make a Dramatic Impact—Become a Goodman Scenemaker!

Joining the Scenemakers Board offers young professionals the chance to learn more about the Goodman from the inside out and be part of an incredible network of theater-loving Chicagoans. You’ll see ground-breaking plays and musicals as part of our annual Scene Night events and engage with acclaimed actors, playwrights and directors at our board meetings.

You’ll expand your professional network while also doing good for the arts community by continuing our mission of expanding the Goodman’s audience and investing in arts education programs across the city.



Learn how to get involved with Goodman Theatre’s young professional board, The Scenemakers. Learn more or, email us.

Become a Scenemaker

Learn more about this exciting group of young professionals who are setting the stage for greatness at the Goodman.


Play your part at the Goodman: Become a Scenemakers Board Member

Scenemakers Board members drive the vision of the Scenemakers, are strong advocates for Goodman Theatre and support key audience development and fundraising initiatives through their commitment of time and resources.

Board Membership Requirements:

  • Meet a minimum $1500 annual Give/Get (per fiscal year) that includes:
    – Contributing a minimum personal contribution of $300
    – Purchase at least two tickets to three Scenemakers events each season
  • Actively participate in Scenemakers Board meetings and social events
  • Be an advocate—recruit membership, fundraise for the theater and introduce others in your network to the Goodman

Email or call 312.443.3811 ext. 220 for more information

Plus, Scenemakers Board members are invited to exclusive Goodman Trustee and Women’s Board events, including Community Nights, the Goodman annual meeting and more!

Current Scenemakers Board


Kelli Garcia
Northern Trust Company

Kristin Johnson Boswell
HUB International
Vice President

Christopher Way

Deanna Deutschman
BBR Partners


Brigitte Anderson
Orange Vista, LLC

Veronica S. Appleton
Publicis Media

G. Philip Crean IV
XSE Group, Inc.

Megan McCarthy Hayes
Northern Trust Company

Alexander Konetzki
Cook County State’s Attorney Office

Meredith S. Kopelman-Aponte
M. Samantha Art

Katie Lowes

Lindsey Lusk
Jenner & Block

Steve Mahr
The City of Chicago

Craig McCaw
TransWestern Real Estate Services

Cheryl McPhilimy
McPhilimy Associates

Lee S. Mickus
Tax Consultant

Kristy G. Obuchowski Wallen
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Eddie Patel
Zen Wealth Management Group, Inc.

Della D. Richards
Chicago Public Schools

Sofia Romeo
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

Melissa Simpson
Conagra Brands

Dujon C. Smith
Accenture Tech Garage

Priya Thennarasu
Much Shelist, PC

Carla Tolomeo
BMO Commercial Bank

Stephanie D. Wagner
Mayer Brown, LLP