News & Announcements


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This is where the city bares its fearless soul.

SGT is thrilled to take part in the Year of Chicago Theatre in 2019 with our upcoming productions of The Realistic Joneses and Hannah and Martinas well as our Fall 2019 production to be announced!

This citywide, year-long focus on theatre is the first of its kind in the U.S., presented by the Mayor’s Office, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and League of Chicago Theatres. Take a look at the exciting new YOCT video below, showcasing many of the 200+ theater companies in the city, including footage from SGT productions of Five Mile LakeHow to Use a Knife, and Crime and Punishment!

November 28, 2018 – Shattered Globe Theatre Announces New Ensemble Members, Artistic Associates & Protégés

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce the addition of four new Ensemble Members: Colin David, Daria Harper, Deanna Reed-Foster and Nate Santana.  The company also welcomes four new Artistic Associates: Tim NewellAila PeckHailey Rakowiecki and Ayanna Wimberly.

Comments Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner, “We are thrilled to welcome these eight new artists to the company. The new Ensemble Members have been working onstage and behind the scenes in significant roles for several seasons and all are multi-talented artists. Actor and director Nate Santana joined SGT as a Protégé in 2013 and has since performed on the mainstage and has become an invaluable leader of SGT’s unique Protégé Program. Deanna Reed-Foster and Daria Harper began their association with SGT as actors in Mill Fire and have continued to perform and understudy over five seasons. Daria shares her skills as a master teacher of Alexander Technique with the company and Deanna is also a director and casting resource for SGT’s programs. An actor and a director as well, Colin David has been indispensable as a technical director and production manager. Additionally, each new Artistic Associate has demonstrated a commitment to SGT’s Ensemble values in their work with the company.”

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Shattered Globe is also pleased to welcome the 2018/19 class of its Protégé Program: Clare BrennanDemetra DraytonDavid GalloVal “Jay” Gerard Garcia Jr., Vic KuligoskiNicole Velasco Lockard, Ilirida MemedovskiSarah Jane PatinRoy PughKalika RoseAja Singletary and Allyce Torres.

 The SGT Protégé Program identifies emerging artists and affords them the opportunity to work alongside a professional, ensemble-based theatre.

Now in its 9th year, the Protégé Program at SGT is designed for a diverse group of theater artists who are interested in learning more about ensemble-based theatre through hands-on experience, and are committed to a season long program of study. To ensure that there is no barrier to participation, the program remains free of charge. The program leadership includes Tina Muñoz Pandya, Nate Santana and Drew Schad.

Comments SGT Protégé Program Coordinator Drew Schad, “Tina Muñoz Pandya, Nate Santana and I are excited to lead the 9th year of the Shattered Globe Theatre Protégé Program. The diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives of these 12 promising artists will inform their collaboration as they discover what it means to work as an ensemble and devise a piece of theater. We look forward to working with this artistic collective as they create a new story based on their experiences in the program.”

October 31, 2018 – SGT Ensemble Member Drew Schad Appointed Business Manager

SGT Ensemble member Drew Schad has joined the staff in the role of Business Manager. Drew has been an Ensemble member since 2009 and has appeared in over 15 Shattered Globe productions including Five Mile LakeThe Heavens Are Hung in BlackJohn Ball’s In the Heat of the NightMarvin’s RoomThe Rose Tattoo, and Mill Fire. He is also a co-leader of Shattered Globe’s Protégé Program—now in its ninth year—alongside SGT Ensemble member Nate Santana and SGT Artistic Associate Tina Muñoz Pandya.

About his new offstage role at SGT, Drew says: “Shattered Globe has been my artistic home since moving to Chicago in 2008, and I am excited to deepen my support for the Shattered Globe Ensemble in an administrative role. I’m honored to be part of Shattered Globe’s 28-year history in the Chicago theater community, and I will work every day to continue the proud tradition of ensemble-based storytelling.”

Please join us in congratulating Drew and welcoming him to the administrative team!

October 23, 2018 – SGT Artistic Associate Christopher Kriz Receives 2018 Equity Jeff Award

Congratulations to SGT Artistic Associate Christopher Kriz, recipient of the 2018 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Sound Design – Midsize for his work on Mary’s Wedding at First Folio Theatre. Christopher is frequently involved with SGT productions as a composer and sound designer, most recently on Crime and Punishment. He was also nominated in the same category for his work on The Heavens Are Hung in Black as part of SGT’s 2017-2018 season.

August 28, 2018 – Shattered Globe Theatre Nominated for Three Equity Jeff Awards for 2017-2018 Season Productions

We are pleased to announce three Equity Jeff Awards nominations for SGT’s 2017-2018 season!

Sound Design – Midsize: Christopher Kriz for HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK by James Still
Performer In A Supporting Role – Play: Anthony Irons (Steve) in HOW TO USE A KNIFE by Will Snider
Scenic Design – Midsize: Jeffrey Bauer for HOW TO USE A KNIFE by Will Snider

Join us in congratulating all of the nominees!