Design and Production Team

Narda E. Alcorn, Production Stage Manager

Narda Alcorn is thrilled to join in the collaboration of Afterword. On Broadway: A Raisin in the Sun (2014 Tony Winner, Best Revival), ten years with Disney’s The Lion King (1997 multiple tony winner), Fences (2010 Tony Winner, Best Revival, Best Actor and Actress), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, A Raisin In The Sun (2004 Tony Winner, Best Actress), and Seven Guitars. In Chicago: Cascabel and Big Lake Big City with Lookingglass Theatre Company, Welcome Yule! and MusicNow with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Immediate Family with the Goodman and About Face Theatre. In Europe: production coordinator for Jitney at the National Theatre of Great Britain (2001 Olivier Award Winner, Best Play of the Year), company manager for Richard Foreman’s Paradise Hotel in several European venues, production stage manager for Lee Breuer and Bob Telson's The Gospel at Colonus at the International Chekhov Theatre Festival in Moscow. Ms. Alcorn is an associate professor and Head of Stage Management at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

 

Cat Andrade, Assistant Stage Manager

Cat Andrade was born in Chicago and raised in Singapore. She is currently in her third year at The Theatre School at DePaul University where she is working towards a BFA in Stage Management. Ms. Andrade's Theatre School credits include Elemeno Pea (SM), The Day John Henry Came to School (ASM), The Phantom Tollbooth (ASM), Jackie and Me (ASM), Marat/Sade (ASM), and Our Town (ASM).

 

Caitlin Dalton, Assistant Costume Designer

Caitlin Dalton is a Chicago-based costume designer. Her scope of work includes supporting the design and storytelling in theatre and other media through detailed costume project management.  Some of her recent credits include On Your Feet, the new Gloria Estefan musical This is Modern Art, and Animal Farm at Steppenwolf. She would like to thank Catherine Sullivan for her constant support and mentorship throughout this process.

 

Kim Guzowski, Project Manager

Kim Guzowski is delighted to be working on Afterword. Based in New York City, Kim has production managed for Meredith Monk, Conway & Pratt Projects, La Casita for Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Zingaro: Eclipse for Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Wooster Group and for New York Fashion Week.  In addition to production management, Kim has stage managed for Eve Ensler, JVC Jazz Festival, Verizon Jazz Festival and the International Contemporary Ensemble on David Lang’s Whisper Opera. Alongside her work in Performance Management, Kim teaches the Alexander Technique and runs an educational company called Technical Artisans Collective (TAC) in which professional designers and technicians provide young people with academic, vocational and arts education. Read more about TAC at tacollective.org.

 

Craig Kidwell, Technical Director

Craig Kidwell holds a BFA in design and production from the University of Michigan. Since graduating he has been working across the lighting and technical direction spectrum, notably touring as head electrician with Robert Wilson and Phillip Glass's production of Einstein On The Beach to nine countries, designing lights for Kehoe Designs as the associate lighting designer and designing experimental shows with local theater and dance company Pursuit Productions. He has also built productions for Performance Network Theater and MUSKET. He is excited to be engaging with a new creative team to bring this production to life.

 

Christine Shallenberg, Lighting Designer

Christine Shallenberg is a multimedia artist whose work ranges in scale from performative physical encounters to mediated light and sound installations to choreography for audience. She has been nominated for a Bessie (NY Dance and Performance Award) in visual design for David Neumann’s Restless Eye, for which she designed a system for scanning and translating the performers’ EEG brain waves into large-scale lighting shifts for the entire performance space. She has toured internationally with Mikhail Baryshnikov, DD Dorvillier, Trajal Harrell, Steve Paxton, Nora Chipaumire, and Donna Uchizono. Christine also worked as the Lighting Designer for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for whom she designed Second Hand, Antic Meet, Nearly 902 and more than 30 unique Event performances seen around the world.