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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. You’ll see ground-breaking plays and engage with acclaimed actors, playwrights and directors—and get unprecedented access to the work on our stages.

You’ll experience a new social scene and expand your professional network—and get the satisfaction of supporting Chicago’s premier theater.



To learn more about the Scenemakers Board, email us.


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
    – Puchase at least two tickets to three Scenemakers events each season
  • Actively participate in Scenemakers Board meetings.
  • Serve on a Scenemakers Board committee
  • Be an advocate—recruit membership, fundraise for the theater and introduce others 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


Craig McCaw
MB Real Estate

Kelli Garcia
Vice President

Kristin Johnson Boswell

Brigitte Anderson
Orange Vista, LLC


Veronica S. Appleton
FCB Worldwide Inc.

Jackie Avitia-Guzman

Elizabeth M. Balthrop
Abbott Laboratories

Kristin Johnson Boswell
A.T. Kearney
Membership Committee Chair

Morgan Crouch

Deanna Deutschman
BBR Partners

Kelli Garcia
Northern Trust Company

Megan McCarthy Hayes
Northern Trust Company

Cara Dehnert Huffman
Columbia College Chicago

Alexander Konetzki
Cook County State’s Attorney Office

Meredith S. Kopelman

Katie Lowes

Steve Mahr
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated

Nicholas T. McIntyre
Much Shelist, P.C.


Cheryl McPhilimy
McPhilimy Associates

Lee S. Mickus
Tax Consultant

Mollie E. O’Brien
Christensen & Ehret, LLP

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

Eddie Patel
Zen Wealth Management Group, Inc.

Desmond D. Pope
Liberty Mutual

Della D. Richards
Chicago Public Schools

Melissa Simpson
Conagra Brands

Dujon C. Smith
Accenture Tech Garage

Priya Thennarasu
Much Shelist, PC

Stephanie D. Wagner
Mayer Brown, LLP

Christopher Way