Who We Are

Our People Make us

Free Street Staff

Artistic Director

Coya Paz

Executive Director 

Karla Estela Rivera

Director of Education

Katrina Dion

Operations Manager

Tanuja Jagernauth

Storyfront Curator

Ricardo Gamboa


Additional Staff

Fabiola Ramirez
Anniversary Events Coordinator

Isabella Coelho
Park Kids Teaching Artist

Teaching Artists
Keren Diaz de Leon
Marilyn Carteno

Alejandro Reyes
Storyfront Facilities Coordinator

Accounting Consultants
EAB Solutions

Artists in Residence

Quenna Barrett
Re-Writing the Declaration: A participatory experience that invites audiences to reimagine the Declaration of Independence.

Melissa DuPrey
Good Grief: the third in a trilogy of solo plays, this full-length piece tackles mental health, death, and memory with love and humor. 

Free Street Board

Caroline O’Boyle
The Trust for Public Land

Rick Barrios

Andrea Hart
City Bureau

Jean de St. Aubin
Gene Siskel Film Center

Lillian Gorman
University of Arizona


Emily Lonigro
LimeRed Studio

Ted Grossman
Jones College Prep

Our Funders

Free Theater isn’t free to make! We are grateful for the support of The Alphawood Foundation, the Arts Work Fund, the ComEd Powering the Arts program, the Crossroads Fund, The Chicago Community Trust, DCASE, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Driehaus Foundation, the Field Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, Illinois Humanities, the Reva and David Logan Foundation, and the Joyce Foundation.