About David Schmitz

David Schmitz is the Managing Director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Prior to working at Steppenwolf, David was the General Manager at Lookingglass Theatre Company, Associate Artistic Director of Stage Left Theatre, the Business Manager at Adair Performance (a variety entertainment agency), and the Executive Artistic Director of the This Isn’t Brain Surgery Production Company (Greeley, CO). He is an ensemble member emeritus of Stage Left Theatre Company and has directed numerous productions in and around Chicago. Currently, Schmitz serves on the board of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (Governance Committee co-chair) and of The House Theatre of Chicago. He has also served on the boards of 500 Clown and the Village Players Theatre. David has worked as a strategic planning, business practices, finance and hiring consultant for numerous of Chicago’s organizations including The House Theatre of Chicago, The Hypocrites, Stage Left Theatre, ThreeWalls and Free Street Productions. David holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado, an MFA from the Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University and a Certificate in Non Profit Management from Roosevelt University.

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