Forget Me Not Theatre Company - Mission Statement
At Forget Me Not Theatre Company, our aim is to produce daring, impassioned work that is relevant to our world by providing a space where theatre professionals have room to create and play, to connect and grow. We are dedicated to mentoring young artists and fostering new scripts.
Our focus is on taking advantage of the theatre’s uniquely collaborative form. We believe in ensemble on a large scale and consider the dialogue between writers, designers, actors, and audience the driving force behind our work.
COMPANY MEMBER/RESIDENT costume DESIGNER
Delena [AT] FORGETMENOTTHEATRECO [DOT] COM
Delena is thrilled to be brought on as a company member of Forget Me Not, where she has a blast being able to create and collaborate with a fantastic group of artists. Other credits include art direction for film, costume design at Greenhouse Theater and City Lit Theatre. Delena is a 2012 graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Theatre Design and Technology. Delena would like to thank her incredibly supportive network of friends and family, this would not be possible without them!
COMPANY MEMBER/RESIDENT PROPS DESIGNER
Scott [AT] FORGETMENOTTHEATRECO [DOT] COM
Scott is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in sculpture, illustration, painting, and installation. He is the current Resident Props Designer for Forget Me Not Theatre Company, as well as a freelance Props Designer for several theatre companies throughout Chicago. He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago.
Renee Lynn Jackson
Founding Member/Literary manager
Renee is an actor who will wear just about any hat she needs to to keep her working in the theatre. She is thrilled to be running a company with such an ambitious group of theatre professionals. Renee is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Company Member/Resident Fight Director
Evan has a life-long obsession with all things both shiny and pointy. He has lived in the Chicago area most of his life, and graduated from Illinois State University with a B.A. in Acting. It was there that he got his introduction to the world of staged violence, and he has been crazy for it ever since. He will never forget his first shows with the lovely ladies of Forget Me Not, and he is honored to be part of the company.
Kathleen Hoil has interned in arts administration for The House Theatre of Chicago, The Actors Gymnasium, and The Curtainbox Theatre Co. At these companies, she honed her skills in audience and corporate outreach, grant application, and donor relation management. She is also an actor and theatre artist based in Chicago, and has worked with Theatre Unspeakable, The Actors Gymnasium, and Imaginez Ensemblez. In her free time, Kathleen enjoys eating doughnuts and having solo dance parties in her kitchen.
Claire graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2012 with a B.A. in Theatre and French. She is pursuing stage management and sound design in Chicago, and has worked with Prop Theatre, City Lit Theatre Company, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, and Piven Theatre Workshop, among others. She is so proud to be collaborating with the talented and driven group at Forget Me Not!
Lisa Woods is a Kentucky girl who now calls Chicago home. She is an actress, designer, and general do-what-is-needed-person who is thrilled to be a founding member of Forget Me Not Theatre. Lisa has a BA in Theatre from the University of Kentucky, is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory, and is pursuing an MFA from FSU/The Asolo Conservatory in Sarasota FL as of Fall 2013.
Founding artistic director
Emelia was tired of waiting for permission to create. So she decided to grab the Bard by the horns (so to speak) and do it herself. She is an actor, director and artist living and working in Chicago. She has been studying theatre since she was nine. Emelia grew up artistically at Piven Theatre Workshop, where she was a member of the Young People's Company and is currently a teacher.
Stuart Beaman- Board Member
Jules Reid - Social Media Consultant