Board of Directors


Christine Cooley – President of the Board

Christine has been a lover of the theater since she received the leading role in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever when she was in the 7th grade, no easy feat for a very shy kid. Since then, she’s been in countless plays as a director and actress, and studied improvisation at Second City, iO Chicago, and the Annoyance. While in Chicago, Christine also worked with the Persephone Project, leading improv and in depth writing exercises with incarcerated women at Lake County Jail. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.


KellyAnn Corcoran

KellyAnn has been a theater maker in Chicago for over twenty years. She was the founding Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Dolphinback Theatre Company and former Artistic Director of Center Theatre. KellyAnn has written, directed and performed with many Chicago Theater Companies, including Theater Oobleck, Curious Theater Branch and very proudly, with Still Point. She is also the founder of The Corcoran School of Theater Arts. KellyAnn continues to create new work in Chicago and is currently slated for this year’s Write Club, and is working on two plays, a novel and a memoir.

Steve Grossman, Secretary

Steve has an M.A. in Theater and Film, and has directed scores of amateur and professional productions. In 1966, he was founding director of the Creede Repertory Theatre in Creede, Colorado. He has been a Peace Corps volunteer and staffer, a screenwriter and journalist, and has taught at universities in Kansas and Missouri.

Advisory Board

  • Lori Barcliff Baptista
  • Yolanda Cesta Cursach
  • Dawn Helsing
  • Ann Haubrich
  • Sharilyn Lacy
  • John Lehr
  • Maritza Martinez-Pereira
  • Joyce Overton
  • Margaux Symone Pagan