Theo Ubique is served by a eleven-member Board of Directors made up of neighborhood, civic and business leaders.
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.
Farrel Wilson, President
Farrel Wilson is one of the founding members of Theo Ubique from way back when it was just a little theatre company producing plays, non-musicals included, and everybody was saying “Theo UbiWhat?” Farrel has always been in awe of the talents her dear friend, Fred Anzevino, brings to the intimate, cabaret stage.
Originally from Connecticut, Farrel came to Chicago by way of Louisiana (living there approximately 10 years) ultimately receiving an MFA in performance from the DePaul Theatre School. She has performed throughout the Chicago area with Theo Ubique and other Chicago theatres, as well as writing and performing autobiographical monologues. In addition to acting, Farrel is fulfilled by painting, writing, and teaching yoga. Raising her son, who now attends the University of Connecticut has been her greatest joy, while being happily married to Phil Marienthal – well known restauranteur, (Blue Mesa, Guild Hall, Lady Gregory’s) and son of George Marienthal (Mayor of Rush Street, who owned Mr. Kelly’s back in the 1950s and ‘60s).
Farrel says, “It has been such a thrill to be a part of TU’s growth, sometimes as a performer and sometimes as a patron. After all these years, it is an honor to become a board member and offer the skills, ideas, concepts, and energy that may be of help to Theo Ubique as it seeks to grow, while remaining an essential, well loved part of the Greater Chicago community.”
David Heimann, Vice President
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.
Lorraine Dostal, Secretary
Lorraine Dostal retired from Northwestern University’s Investment Department in 2013, where she served 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!
Jim DeLapp, Director
Jim DeLapp was born and raised in Louisville, KY, and, after living in six states as well as on Grand Cayman Island and in Kathmandu, Nepal, settled into Chicago’s West Loop in 2002. Jim fell in love with the arts when he performed in his high school senior class play. He followed this up with performing in college at Western Kentucky University and in the Belknap Theater at the University of Louisville.
Jim was fortunate enough to see the first two seasons of Actors Theater of Louisville when they performed in a second floor walk-up smaller than Theo’s current venue. He discovered Theo Ubique through his wife’s love of Jacques Brel’s music. Jim spent over 20 years in Food and Beverage management for such hotel chains as the Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, and Conrad Hilton. He was the Director of F&B for the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Chicago when he decided to follow his passion and become a Certified Yoga Teacher. Jim has been teaching yoga throughout the Chicago area for the past 13 years.
Jean Klingenstein, Director
Jean Klingenstein, a native New Yorker, born in Manhattan and raised on Broadway musicals, moved to Chicago in 1964 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Never looking back, she worked for 41 years as a Medical Social Worker, retiring In 2007. She is convinced that Chicago is no “Second City” when it comes to the world of the theatre. And with few legal or financial or artistic credentials to offer she serves as an enthusiastic consumer voice on our Board.
Sarah L. Meyer, Director
Sarah Meyer grew up in Milwaukee, WI, where her love of performing arts dates back to her own participation in high school musicals and swing choir and as song leader and cantor at the church in which she grew up. In more recent times, Sarah sang in a barbershop chorus and quartet in Chicago and, if lucky, friends are still kind enough to drag her voice along in a folk jam. Today, she is Managing Scientist for a consulting and engineering firm in Chicago and most of her music appreciation is realized by attending concerts, recitals, and musical productions. Sarah served on the Evening Associates Board of Directors for the Art Institute of Chicago (named the 2015 Associate Board of the Year by Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago) from 2011-2017 and brings her energy and board experience to Theo Ubique, of which she has been a proper proponent and patron for many years.
Jeremy Ramey, Director
Jeremy Ramey 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.
Adam Veness, Director
Adam Veness has designed the past dozen or so shows at Theo where he received Jeff nominations for his designs of “The Light in the Piazza” and “Passion.” He is the resident scenic designer at Light Opera Works where he has served in a technical capacity for more than 25 productions. His work has been seen on stages throughout the region, including Chicago Folks Operetta, Seanechai Theater, Fox Valley Repertory Theater, Writers Theater, Northwestern University Opera Theater, the Gift Theatre, Studio BE, and Northbrook Theater for Young Audiences.
Stéphane Zalatan, P.E., Emeritus
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.