Kay Kron

Kay Kron is a theatre maker, teaching artist and administrator with a special place in her heart for puppets. She is a performer in CCT’s annual show The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party, which has toured across Chicago and in 2019, to China. In addition, she serves as CCT’s Associate Director of Development. Previous to becoming an administrator, she spent several years as a professional actor with credits at The House, Lookingglass, Haven, First Floor, Caffeine, Rough House, and Redmoon. Her written work includes The Stranger and The Shadow (co-production Rough House and Adventure Stage Chicago); Constance and the Perpetual Motion Machine (co-author; Rough House); Dis-Replacement, Winter Pageant 2013, Dia De Los Muertos Sinfonietta, and Devil’s Cabaret (various lyrics, narration, and dialog, Redmoon). In 2019, she traveled to Dijon, France to co-present a case study at ENCATC (European Network on Cultural Management and Policy) in collaboration with DePaul University’s Diane Claussen and Alan Salzenstein examining DCASE’s 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre initiative. The findings of her 2017 study detailing gender parity across theatre professions in Chicago, released in conjunction with Collaboraction’s Gender Breakdown, were featured in the Chicago Reader and American Theatre Magazine. She holds a BFA in Acting and an Masters of Nonprofit Management from DePaul University. (Bio as of 2020)

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