In January 2010, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Company revamped membership on its Board of Directors to include community representatives, a change still under development. A seven-member Board expands the Company Board that had provided artistic and business oversight to the theatre company since 2004.
Ald. Joe Moore, Honorary Chair
Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward, has lived in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood for 26 years after graduating with a J.D. from DePaul University. He has been a Chicago alderman since 1991, representing the 49th Ward covering Rogers Park, northern Edgewater and eastern West Ridge neighborhoods, and serves on City Council Committees of Budget and Government Operations, Rules and Ethics, Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities, Finance, Health and Historical Landmark Preservation. Nationally, Moore is active in organizations concerned with city government issues, such as the National League of Cities on the advisory council, National Democratic Municipal Officials Conference as chair and Cities for Peace as co-founder. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the newly-formed DNC Committee on Budget and Finance.
Stéphane Zalatan, P.E., President
Stéphane Zalatan was born and raised in Montreal, Québec and first arrived in Chicago in 1992 after being transferred here for a work assignment. After several transfers back to Canada and Philadelphia he now calls Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood home having been here for more than 10 years. Stéphane is currently a Senior Account Executive with Arkema, a French entity based in Paris. He is primarily responsible for product development and commercial agreements for the company’s top North American based customers. He has also dabbled in the service industry having owned a 65-seat restaurant with full bar within a quaint 9-room country inn just a short distant from the Mont Tremblant, Québec ski area. Within that setting he was responsible for menu development, booking entertainment and the general financial well being of the enterprise.
Stéphane received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal and an MBA, with Distinction, from Keller Graduate School in Chicago. He is a member of the Québec Order of Engineers. Stéphane fell in love with theatre after being cast as the Artful Dodger in his high schools’ production of Oliver Twist.
Lorraine Dostal, Secretary
Lorraine Dostal, served in Northwestern University’s Investment Department for 30 years, most recently in the position as cash manager, fixed income manager and coordinator of gifts of securities for Northwestern’s Endowment Fund. She also has served on the Board of the Rogers Park Community Council, the Rogers Park Community Development Corporation and her condo association. She received an accounting and economics degree from the University of Illinois, MBA from Northwestern in finance and accounting, paralegal certificate from Roosevelt University and completing PhD courses in economics at Northwestern University.
Dick Moran, Treasurer
Richard (Dick) Moran, a life-long Rogers Park resident, is a public accountant and primarily counsels small business, professional practices and individual clients. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Rogers Park Community Council and Rogers Park Community Development Corporation in addition to previously serving as Treasurer of several not-for-profit organizations. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and Association for Computing Machinery.
Fred Anzevino, Artistic Director
Fred Anzevino Co-Founder/Artistic Director hails from the “biggest little state in the union” Rhode Island! A graduate from Rhode Island College, he also studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/NYC and the George Washington University’s MFA acting program! As a performer he performed in a National Tour of Roger Miller’s Tony Award-winning Musical “Big River.” Fred has produced/directed several critically acclaimed productions winning four Director (non equity) Jeff Awards for his staging of “Cabaret,” “Evita,” “Chess” and “The Light in the Piazza.” He Co-created “Jaques Brel’s Lonesome Losers of the Night” with Arnold Johnson and Joshua Stephen Kartes. A Chicago Rogers Park resident, Fred is committed to bringing quality professional theatre to his community believing that the arts are a valuable and essential aspect of our lives!
David Heimann, Director
David Heimann, M.Div, has been with Theo Ubique Theatre Company since performing in “A Kurt Weill Review: Songs of Love and War” in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre Performance from Catholic University of America and a Masters of Divinity from Loyola University, Chicago. He works at St. Isidore Parish in Bloomingdale, IL as the Director of Youth Ministry, administering youth development programs for over 400 youth weekly. He founded and is director of Ad Sodalitatem, a non-profit organization focusing on global solidarity education, setting up relationships between schools and churches across the globe. Through Ad Sodalitatem, he completed a pilgrimage to 365 churches in 365 days through 38 countries in the developing world, working directly with communities across the globe to address the needs of HIV/AIDS, poverty, youth development, and more. David also serves on the National Committee of the Order of the Arrow in the Boy Scouts of America, serving as their coordinator for National Conference and National Jamboree Theatrical Events.
Jeremy Ramey, Director
Jeremy is a concert pianist, conductor and music director based in Chicago. He was awarded the non-equity Jeff Award for music direction for his work on Theo Ubique’s “Light in the Piazza” in 2012 and again in 2013 for the company’s “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” Some of his favorite music directing projects include “Altar Boyz” at Downtown Drury Lane, “Hats!” with Grammy award winner Melissa Manchester and Tony-nominated director Lynn Taylor-Corbett, “Forever Plaid” at Drury Lane Oakbrook and “C’est la Vie” at Light Opera Works. Jeremy was also the music director for both the world premiere and Wisconsin premiere of “Adding Machine.” He received his training in piano performance at Rhodes College, Northwestern University and The Juilliard School of Music. He has taught at Northwestern University, Columbia College, Loyola University and the University of Memphis. He is also the music director at Unity Church on the Northshore in Evanston, Illinois.
Jeremy Trager, Director
Jeremy Trager is an actor and singer, who has a long and productive relationship with Theo Ubique as both an artist and Board member. Jeremy has received Jeff, After Dark and Broadway in Chicago Fan awards. His other performing credits include shows with Porchlight, City Lit, Signal, Profiles, Circle, Bailiwick and many more. He formerly worked for the Chicago Public Schools and has been a licensed massage therapist for the past nine years. He is a member of the National Association for the Self-Employed, the American Massage Therapy Association and a certified personal trainer and Reiki practitioner.