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Meet the Board

Tom Mullen

Artistic Director

Tom Mullen is the artistic director of Chicago Theatre Workshop which launched their first season in 2016 with Broadway Tony Winner LaChanze. He produced three shows in the first season, Wicked City, Creatives and Little Miss Sunshine.

He directed Creatives by Irvine Welsh and Don DeGrazia which went on to be nominated for Best New Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He recently adapted and directed the world premiere of Trainspotting, USA at Theatre Wit. The Chicago Sun Times hailed the show as "Riveting and burn the floor theatre!" Tom directed the off-Broadway musical Tomorrow Morning by Laurence Mark Wythe at the York Theatre which was nominated for an off-Broadway Alliance Award and Outer Critic Circle nomination for best off-Broadway musical, Tom directed, Joe DiPietro’s FMen for Bailiwick Chicago and the US premiere of the U.K. musical Departure Lounge at the Royal George Theatre. Tomorrow Morning, Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater, (Jeff Award Winner - Best Musical Midsize) Love/Perfect Now Change, Noble Fool Theatricals, JOE, Chicago Dramatist, Urinetown, Mercury Theatre, nominated for seven Jeff Awards, including Best Director and Best Musical. World premiere, What A Glorious Feeling, official selection, NY Musical Theatre Festival, Full Gallop, with Emmy winner Jill Larson and the world premiere of Wicked City. Associate director, Broadway revival, Sondheim's Company, Roundabout Theatre, NYC and The Rhythm Club, Signature Theatre, Washington D.C. National tours, The World Goes 'Round for Columbia Artists, adapted and directed Augusten Burroughs novel Sellevision, Ohio Theatre, Soho, NYC. Tom has assisted for Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Disney Theatricals and teaches for Second City Comedy Theatre. In concert he’s produced and directed Grammy Winner, Oleta Adams, Tony-Winner, Sutton Foster and Emmy-Winner, Bea Arthur. Regional credits include: Forever Plaid, A Chorus Line, Betty's Summer Vacation, Nine, Closer than Ever and The 1940's Radio Hour. Currently developing the new musical, The Pines with the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Tom studied theatre at Wayne State University and has his BA in Theatre Directing from Columbia College Chicago.

Tom is represented by Sam Samuelson of Stewart Talent.

Benjamin Baylon

Associate Artistic Director

Benjamin Baylon is an actor, producer and director hailing from Massachusetts. He received his training through the M.C.L.A. Theatre program in North Adams, Massachusetts. Benjamin has previously worked for Williamstown Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage Company and American Repertory Theatre, among others. He is proud and excited to be a part of the CTW team.

Kathleen Sansone

Development Coordinator

Kathleen Sansone is an arts administrator and recent transplant from Boston, where she worked for American Repertory Theater and Huntington Theatre Company. She is currently a contracts administrator with Paradigm Talent Agency. A firm believer in arts as a catalyst for change, Kathleen is proud to support the development efforts of Chicago Theatre Workshop. Come be involved!

Sam Kittelson

Casting Associate

Samantha Kittelson is a director, producer and improviser. She received her training from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Sam is thrilled to be a part of Chicago Theatre Workshop! You can check out her recent projects at samanthakittelson.com.

Monna O'Brien

Monna's professional career has been largely been spent in advertising agencies and post-production facilities, where she has helped to create award-winning commercials with excellent production values. Monna is always looking to create space for creative to breathe, and has a passion for productions of all types, especially film, theatre and radio.

Michael McGuire

Michael is President & CEO of 88 Brand Partners, a branding and advertising agency, and QNA Group, a research and insights firm. Michael previously worked for some of the nation’s largest advertising agencies and studied music performance at the University of Northern Iowa. He is actively involved in the Edgewater/Andersonville arts community, serving on the board of both CTW and the Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation.

Missy Greenberg

Missy has performed in theatres across the country as well as in numerous productions throughout Chicagoland. She is a founding member of FWD Theater Project, and is proud to have produced three Chicago premieres: Seth Rudetsky’s Deconstructing Broadway, Miranda Sings and Jim Caruso’s Cast Party. Missy is honored to be a part of CTW.

Gabe Galloway

Gabe Galloway is an attorney and photographer practicing in Chicago, Illinois. Gabe was named Chicago's Best Lawyer by Chicago Reader in 2017. He is a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, President Emeritus of LATITUDE and is active in the NLG's Mass Defense Program.

Ehren Fournier

Ehren Fournier is a Chicago actor turned lawyer. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in theatre, he appeared on stage and in television commercials in the Chicago area. In 2013, Ehren graduated from The University of Chicago Law School. He currently practices at Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg, LLC, and volunteers his time with Lawyers for the Creative Arts.