Bailiwick Chicago Executive Director Brian LaDuca announced that Lili-Anne Brown has been named the company's new artistic director.
Due to recent career opportunities, current founding artistic director Kevin Mayes has tendered his formal resignation with the board of directors, but will remain a seated board member in a corporate development capacity. In his resignation, he strongly nominated Brown to take over his duties.
Brown is a native Chicagoan with local, regional and national credits who can soon be seen as Joanne in American Theatre Company/About Face Theatre's production of RENT. Among the productions she's directed are Sweet Charity and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
"Kevin Mayes was the life-blood of our company, but Lili-Anne's resume and understanding of Chicago's dynamic theatre network will become an asset that has been relatively untapped by Bailiwick Chicago since its inception," stated LaDuca.