Company Members and Board

Executive Director and Artistic Associates

Donterrio Johnson |

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JD Caudill |

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Michael Graham |

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Larry Todd Cousineau and Cindy O’Connor |

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David Zak | Executive Director

David Zak has won 7 Jeff Awards in Chicago, including four for Directing (Animal Farm, Dr. Sex, Parade, Pope Joan), two for writing (The Hiroshima Project, The Count of Monte Cristo) and a special Jef…View Full Profile

Robert Ollis | Artistic Associate

Robert Ollis was nominated for a Jeff Award for his music direction of Pride Films and Plays’ Under A Rainbow Flag by Leo Schwartz, which production won two non-equity 2013 Jeff Awa…View Full Profile


Company Members

Charles A. Berglund | Company Member

Charles A. Berglund has appeared in two Pride readings, The Ritz and Save the Date. Actor, director, and teacher, Charles’ favorite roles include Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Pseudolus …View Full Profile

Kevin Hanna | Company Member

Kevin Hanna splits his time between directing and writing for theater and film/TV. In addition to being the Social Director and Steering Committee memb…View Full Profile

Joan McGrath | Company Member

Joan McGrath has appeared in a wealth of PFP projects, most recently as Peggy Musgrove in the Steppenwolf Garage Rep production of Angry Fags and as Mrs. Tilford in The Children’s Hour (both Jeff Re…View Full Profile

Shannon Leigh Webber | Company Member

Shannon Leigh Webber is from a small town in Georgia and recently celebrated her third anniversary in Chicago! Recent theatre credits include: The Ding…View Full Profile

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Board of Directors

Cheri Tatar |

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Rich Sypniewski |

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Mike Liska |

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Steve Kmetko |

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Cheryl Cesario |

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Dan Hickey |

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Rusty Hernandez | Secretary, Board of Directors

An advocate for the arts, LGBTQ equality and youth issues, he has been involved with numerous organizations in a wide range of capacities.  Most recently his focus has been with Arts Organizations an…View Full Profile

David Zak | Executive Director

David Zak has won 7 Jeff Awards in Chicago, including four for Directing (Animal Farm, Dr. Sex, Parade, Pope Joan), two for writing (The Hiroshima Project, The Count of Monte Cristo) and a special Jef…View Full Profile

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Honorary Board

Nick Adams | Honorary Board

NICK ADAMS was the final actor to star as Fiyero in the First National Touring production of the Broadway hit Wicked. Most notably, He originated and starred as Adam/Felicia in the Tony winning Broadw…View Full Profile

Alexandra Billings | Honorary Board

Alexandra Billings is an actress, singer, author, teacher and activist. She stars as Davina in Amazon’s multi-award winning television series ‘Transparent’  and she has been seen on ‘Grey’s Ana…View Full Profile

Charles Busch | Honorary Board

CHARLES BUSCH is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, which ran for nearly two years on Broadway and received a To…View Full Profile

Alderman James Cappleman | Honorary Board

As the 46th Ward Alderman, James Cappleman placed a primary focus on promoting economic development to create more shopping, dining, entertainment, and employment opportunities in the Ward. The result…View Full Profile

Capathia Jenkins | Honorary Board

This Brooklyn-born and raised, actress and singer starred as ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies’ on Broadway. Capathia made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, creating the role of…View Full Profile

State Representative Sara Feigenholtz | Honorary Board

State Representative Sara Feigenholtz serves Illinois’ 12th District, which encompasses Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and Near North neighborhoods. Representative Feigenholtz authors…View Full Profile

Donna McKechnie | Honorary Board

Donna McKechnie, the Tony Award winning star of A CHORUS LINE, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. Most recently she created the musical sta…View Full Profile

Dean Richards | Honorary Board

Dean Richards is WGN-TV’s Emmy Award-winning entertainment reporter and critic. His work is seen and heard on several Tribune Media-owned properties and he was cited in a New York T…View Full Profile

Alderman Tom Tunney | Honorary Board

Alderman Tom Tunney has devoted his life to giving back to the Lakeview community. His success as a small-business owner and commitment to public service has won him praise from business, civic and c…View Full Profile

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