Company Members

Bradley Armacost
Rod Armentrout
Gary Fry
Alex Goodrich
John Gedeon
Timothy Gregory
Priscilla Hummel
Michael Mahler
Alaric "Rokko" Jans
Susan Moniz
Lia Mortenson
Inseung Park
Johnny Rabe
Isaac B. Turner
Colin Wasmund

 

MISSION
Provision Theater Company is devoted to producing works of hope, reconciliation and redemption; works that challenge us to explore a life of meaning and purpose.

HISTORY
Provision Theater Company burst onto the Chicago theater scene in March 2004 with the opening of Harry Chapin's off-Broadway smash hit Cotton Patch Gospel, which played to packed houses and unanimous critical praise from numerous publications, including: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader and more. Provision Theater Company followed that with their critically-acclaimed production of A Christmas Carol. Other highly praised productions include: The Hiding Place, Shadowlands, Godspell, Sanders Family Christmas, C.S. Lewis On Stage, Smoke on the Mountain, A Christmas Memory & The Thanksgiving Visitor, The Time of Your Life, The Boys Next Door, The Spitfire Grill, The Gospel of John, and Beast on the Moon.

PEOPLE
Board of Directors:
Tim GregoryBruce LeepDennis K. MassaroJohn Hockberger
Kevin MooreLarryl Humme

Advisory Board:
Peter Bukowski

Company Staff:
Timothy GregoryPriscilla HummelAndrea Young

 

Board of Directors

Timothy Gregory
Founding Artistic Director

Timothy Gregory is the Founder of Provision Theater. Recently at Provision he has directed productions of THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY, BONHOEFFER'S COST, SHADOWLANDS, THE HIDING PLACE, THE FOREIGNER, SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS and GODSPELL. Some of Tim's writing credits include world-premiere adaptations of THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY, Corrie Ten Boom's THE HIDING PLACE, Charles Dicken's A CHRISTMAS CAROL (which he did with David Bell), and Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR and BONHOEFFER’S COST. Tim's other Provision Theater directing credits include the Jefferson Award–Nominated productions of CS LEWIS On STAGE, THE SPITFIRE GRILL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, BEAST ON THE MOON and A CHRISTMAS MEMORY & THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR. Additional directing credits include THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Short Shakespeare); WELCOME YULE at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera; TREASURE ISLAND and ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre; THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY at the Apple Tree Theatre; PLAZA SUITE at the Lyric Theatre; and ’DENTITY CRISIS at the Studio Theatre. Tim’s acting credits include numerous roles at Provision Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre, Next Theatre Company, and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. His television credits include Cupid on ABC, DeClassified on WGN and Family Practice on LIFETIME. Tim can now be seen as the host of HGTV’s New Spaces.

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Bruce Leep
Chairman, Provision Theater
First Financial Bancorp of Hamilton, Ohio, Chairman - retired
Sand Ridge Bank in Highland, Indiana, Chairman - retired

Bruce Leep is former Chairman of First Financial Bancorp of Hamilton, Ohio and former Chairman of Sand Ridge Bank in Highland, Indiana. Mr. Leep also served as President and CEO of Bank of Highland/Sand Ridge Bank for 29 years before retiring in 2001. A graduate of Calvin College and the University of Iowa, Bruce is currently teaching English at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. Mr. Leep is affiliated with First United Lutheran Church in Hammond, Indiana where he serves as a deacon. Bruce and his wife, Mary, live in Highland, Indiana.

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John Hockberger

John is Sales Manager for Dania Furniture in Lombard. IL. He lends his 30+ years of sales and management experience toward Provision’s marketing, grant writing, social events and fundraisers. John's involvement with Provision began as videographer during our first season, adding his photography and marketing skills in season two and joining the board during season three. He is a creative person who enjoys theater, dance and vocal performance, and creating panoramic photos from his trips to exotic locales around the world.

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Kevin Moore

Kevin is the award winning host of a popular and critically acclaimed radio talk show heard in and around the Chicagoland area on WSBC 1240 AM. "The Kevin Moore Show" centers around guests showcasing the arts on a local and national level: theatre personalities, best-selling authors, award-winning chefs, food and wine experts, local events and happenings, and an eclectic mix of contemporary, timely, and cultural topics enjoyed through the lively art of conversation. Kevin is the principal in the business development and consulting firm, Kevin Moore Associates, a company whose concentration is the construction industry.

His civic involvement includes serving as the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Roosevelt University College of Performing Arts (CCPA), serving on the Boards of Ta Da International and Provision Theatre Company of Chicago, and serving on both the President’s Advisory Council of St. Ignatius College Prep High School and St. Xavier University. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Chicago Cabaret Professionals. In addition, Kevin is the Founder, Principal, and an Ensemble Member of Kevin Moore Presents: Score by Score - The Best of Broadway Musicals, a production company offering exceptional entertainment focusing on the legendary composers of The Great American Songbook. He is also involved with Misericordia Heart of Mercy, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Y-Me Breast Cancer, The Autism Society of Illinois, and The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's "Hands Together, Heart To Art" program. In addition, Kevin is honored to have received the prestigious Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Excellence in the Field of Broadcasting and Communications.

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Dennis K. Massaro
Mortgage Banker/Broker: Avenue Mortgage Corp.

Dennis was born and raised in western Pennsylvania but has lived in the western suburbs of Chicago since 1979. Dennis earned a BA from Wheaton College in 1975 and an MA from Wheaton College Graduate School in 1984. He was ordained as a minister in 1986. At present Dennis is a residential mortgage banker/broker and has worked in that field since 1998 helping hundreds people with their purchase and refinance transactions. Prior to that he served as a college administrator for twenty years and worked with students in service ministries in greater Chicago and around the globe. His involvements included training, fundraising, vision building, and consulting in the areas of service learning and short-term missions. He brings a passion for life into every arena in which he is involved. Dennis has served on a variety of boards over the years and is pleased to be able to partner with Provision Theater. He loves to travel and takes as many opportunities he can to support theater productions. He appreciates creativity as expressed on the stage and sees as many productions as he can in as many venues as possible.

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Larryl Humme

imgLarryl B. Humme, brings over 25 years of non-profit management and fundraising skills to Provision Theater. Since 2004, Larryl has been serving as Vice-President for Development at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Prior to his service at the College, he served as Foundation Director for the Reformed Church in America. Larryl has a B.A. from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Larryl and his wife, Carol, live in Mokena, IL and are the proud grandparents of one precious little girl.

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Company Members

Bradley Armacost

Brad Armacost has been working with PROVISION THEATER since 2004, the company’s second season. He appeared as Ebenezer Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL and received a Joseph Jefferson nomination for his work. He performed Scrooge for two additional seasons, with his son Evan Armacost in the cast. He followed in the one man show C.S. LEWIS, ONSTAGE at the Royal George Theatre during the 2007-2008 Season and received a Jeff Nomination for Solo Performance.

At Steppenwolf Theatre he received the Joseph Jefferson Award for his work as Teddy in FAITH HEALER. Other Steppenwolf mainstage productions include THE SEAFARER with John Mahoney, MARIA ARNDT and PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. Other Friel projects include ARISTOCRATS, WONDERFUL TENNESSEE, LOVERS, and DANCING AT LUGHNASA. He has appeared at the Goodman Theatre in A TOUCH OF THE POET with Brian Dennehy, A CHRISTMAS CAROL as Bob Crachit, ZOO STORY, OEDIPUS COMPLEX and THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL.

With his wife, Cynthia Judge, he produced FAITH HEALER at TurnAround Theatre as well as an award winning series of one-man shows by the late Irish actor Chris O'Neil (directing STRICKLY BRENDAN, another Jeff-award winner). For his work in the Chicago theatre he was named to the Tribune's MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE ARTS in 1995, and the two productions of FAITH HEALER were atop both the Sun-Times and the Tribune's BEST PLAYS OF THE YEAR.

He has appeared often with Chicago Shakespeare (CYMBELINE, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, COMEDY OF ERRORS, MERCHANT OF VENICE, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA and TIMON OF ATHENS) and many other Chicagoland theatres (Northlight, Organic, Touchstone, Remy-Bumppo, Drury Lane and the Candlelight).
His television credits include MISSING PERSONS, ANGEL STREET and recurring roles on THE UNTOUCHABLES and EARLY EDITION. Film credits include Robert Altman's THE COMPANY, Alderman Brock in BARBERSHOP 2, REPETITION, EIGHT MEN OUT and BACKWOODS.

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Rod Armentrout

Rod most recently appeared as Charlie Baker in Provision Theater’s The Foreigner and prior to that as Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Bonhoeffer’s Cost. He is also very excited to be a Company Member at Provision. In recent years, he has spent much of his time working as an actor with Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association. During his time at the church, he expanded his interests into script development, directing, and actor training. While working with the Association, he had the good fortune to stretch into on-camera work and perform live in Norway, Holland, Germany, and South Africa. He is most grateful to Tim Gregory and Provision Theater for this wonderful opportunity and to his family for their constant love and encouragement.

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Gary Fry

imgGARY FRY (Original music) - Gary was part of the Provision Theater Jeff Award-nominated composer team for last season's Spoon River Anthology. He also wrote the incidental music for Provision's Shaw vs. Chesterton. Well-known to Chicago Symphony attendees as the arranger and composer for the Welcome, Yule! Christmas concerts since 1996, Gary is also artistic consultant and arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Celebration programs. His music for WBBM-TV programming received an Emmy Award in 2006, and he has composed and produced music for more than 2500 nationally broadcast commercials. Gary and his wife Carol are longtime residents of suburban Chicago.

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John Gedeon, Jr.

John is the resident Technical Director for Provision Theater holds a BFA in Technical Direction from Ohio University. His technical direction credits include productions of MacBeth, The Tempest, Blue Surge, On Naked Soil, and he technical directed Monomoy Theater Company’s 2009 Season. John has worked with Ohio Valley Summer Theater in 2007 and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in 2008. Since moving to Chicago, John has worked for the Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences, Greene Tree Productions, Stage Left, and as Technical Director for Provision Theater Company. John owes his success to the support of his wonderful family, amazing sister, Britney, and beautiful girlfriend, Samantha.

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Alex Goodrich

Alex is excited to be at Provision where he has performed in The Foreigner, Cotton Patch Gospel, Smoke On the Mountain and A Christmas Carol! He was most recently in Goodnight Moon with Chicago Children’s Theater and Chicago Shakespeare’s Short Shakespeare! Taming of the Shrew. Other Chicago credits include works at: Marriott Theater, Court, Northlight, Next, Chicago Shakespeare, Timeline, American Theater Company, and Fox Valley Rep. He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity and Barrel of Monkeys and loves his wife!

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Timothy Gregory
Founding Artistic Director

Timothy Gregory is the Founder of Provision Theater. Recently at Provision he has directed productions of BONHOEFFER'S COST, SHADOWLANDS, THE HIDING PLACE, SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS and GODSPELL. Some of Tim's writing credits include world-premiere adaptations of Corrie Ten Boom's THE HIDING PLACE, Charles Dicken's A CHRISTMAS CAROL (which he did with David Bell), and Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR. Tim's other Provision Theater directing credits include the Jefferson Award–Nominated productions of CS LEWIS On STAGE, THE SPITFIRE GRILL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, BEAST ON THE MOON and A CHRISTMAS MEMORY & THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR. Additional directing credits include THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Short Shakespeare); WELCOME YULE at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera; TREASURE ISLAND and ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre; THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY at the Apple Tree Theatre; PLAZA SUITE at the Lyric Theatre; and ’DENTITY CRISIS at the Studio Theatre. Tim’s acting credits include numerous roles at Provision Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre, Next Theatre Company, and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. His television credits include Cupid on ABC, DeClassified on WGN and Family Practice on LIFETIME. Tim can now be seen as the host of HGTV’s New Spaces.

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Priscilla Hummel
Director of Education / House Manager / Office Manager

Priscilla Hummel has been actively involved with Provision since August of 2009, when she choreographed and assistant directed Cotton Patch Gospel—the first production in Provision’s beautiful new space. She came on board as Education Director later that Fall and created the Provision Theater Youth Program, offering after-school classes and week-long summer camps to kids and teens (for more info, click on the Education tab at the top of the page).

Other Provision credits include The Wizard of Oz (Director/Choreographer), Sanders Family Christmas (Choreographer), The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! (Assistant Director), and Godspell (Assistant Director/Choreographer). Other Chicago directing credits include Snoopy! and Rumplestiltskin (Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences); The Magic Paintbrush (Theatre Building Chicago); Charlotte’s Web, Seussical Jr, Annie Jr, The Jungle Book, and Pocahontas (CYT Chicago). Choreography credits include Man of La Mancha and Phantom (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center); Alice in Wonderland, Pippi Longstocking, and The Berenstein Bears (Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences); Willy Wonka (JCC Young Actors Ensemble); Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr (Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company) and Honk! (CYT Chicago). Acting credits include appearances on The Discovery Channel television series “The FBI Files”, “A Haunting”, and “Psychic Witness”. A New York native, Priscilla holds a BA in Theatre with a Dance minor from Brenau University and an MFA in Acting with a Directing concentration from Regent University.

In addition to developing the education programming at Provision—which includes the youth program, theater for young audiences, and educational outreach—Priscilla also serves as Office Manager and House Manager. A proud Company Member, she is pleased to call Provision “home”.

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Michael Mahler

Michael Mahler is a composer/lyricist from Minnetonka, Minnesota who currently resides in Chicago. At 17 he became the youngest composer ever published by GIA publications, the nation's largest Catholic liturgical publishing company. He has since released five recordings of liturgical songs.

Michael earned his BS in Theatre at Northwestern University, where he won the Sarah Siddons award and wrote about 50 songs for the annual Waa-Mu Show, a student-written review. Since then he has contributed to: What U Will (La Red Productions); The American Dream Songbook (Next Theatre Company); The Main Street Kids Club & Chicago Sound Connection (Northwestern University); The Adams Conglomerate High School Presents:Tales of the 8th Grade (NY Fringe Festival); Will and Bill (Lakeshore Theatre, Chicago Center for the Performing Arts); A Christmas Carol (Provision Theater Company); Barenaked Lads (Bailiwick Theatre); Where The Sidewalk Ends (American Eagle); Peef & Cinder Edna (Stages Theatre Company); and others. His musical reviews 5 to 9 and Moving Forward, Looking Back (both co-conceived with director Jessica Redish) have been performed at The Beechman Theatre in NYC, Northwestern, and St. Olaf College. Michael's songs have been sung in various songwriter showcases in both New York and Chicago, including Ars Nova, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre New Works Summit and the MAC/ASCAP Songwriter Showcase. His song 'That's When I Miss You' won 1st prize in the Great Lakes songwriting contest.

Michael teamed up with Alan Schmuckler to write How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?, a critically-acclaimed original family musical that premiered at the Tony Award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater. It has since been performed at The Spirit of Broadway Theater, Stages, Northwestern and the Chicago Humanities Festival.
With Buddy Farmer and David H. Bell, Michael wrote Knute Rockne: All-American, an original musical about the life of the famed Notre Dame football coach, which premiered at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Indiana.

Michael music-directed and wrote the vocal arrangements for Bowery Boys, an original musical that premiered at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater. His original piece based on the 9/11 Report will premiere in August with La Red Productions. He is currently working with Schmuckler and Jarrod Zimmerman on an original web-based musical series entitled Boyfred.

As an actor, Michael won the Jeff Citation for Best Actor in a Musical and an After Dark award for his portrayal of Benjy Stone in the Bailiwick's production of My Favorite Year. He will be playing Isaac 'Chip' Berkowitz in the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater's upcoming production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Favorite previous credits include: Magnolia (Goodman); Tomorrow Morning (Greenhouse Theater - Chicago Cast Recording); Leo Bloom in The Producers (Theatre at the Center); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit (Royal George); Shenandoah, The Princess & The Pea, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, & Treasure Island (Marriott); The Balladeer in Assassins (Porchlight); Hero in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Noble Fool); Sydney Falco in Sweet Smell of Success (Circle Theater - Jeff Citation nomination); and Urinetown (Mercury Theater), as well as staged readings of High Fidelity (Route 66 Theatre Company); Yeast Nation (American Theater Company) and The Nervous Set (Stages Festival). Michael created the title role in Joe! The Musical (Equity Library Theater). He has also done voice-over work, including the voice of the Big 'N' Tasty Burger in McDonalds' national '$1 Menu' campaign. Michael is a proud member of Actor's Equity, ASCAP, Barrel of Monkeys and Provision Theater Company. He also sings and plays guitar in an as-yet-unnamed rock band coming soon to a venue near you.

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Alaric Jans

Alaric Jans is Chicago’s most noted composer for theater and film. He holds the Bob Tilles chair, an honor established at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he recently composed music for Twelfth Night, his thirty-fourth production with CST.
Jans is a six-time Joseph Jefferson Award Winner for his work in Chicago theater (with seventeen nominations), as well as an After Dark Award winner.
Broadway credits include music for The Water Engine (in which he appeared as “the Musician”) and music and lyrics for Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (with James Quinn). Several films directed by David Mamet feature Mr. Jans’s music: House of Games, Things Change, Homicide, and The Winslow Boy.
For Provision Theater, Jans has scored A Christmas Memory & The Thanksgiving Visitor, and C.S. Lewis On Stage, and designed the sound for Beast On the Moon. For the company’s production of the classic children’s musical, The Adventures of Captain Marbles & His Acting Squad, he served as composer, co-lyricist, and music director, and appeared as “Rocko the piano player.”

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Susan Moniz

Susan Moniz is originally from Rhode Island, Susan has called Chicago her home for over 20 years. She first appeared with Provision Theater as Shelby in The Spitfire Grill--receiving a Joseph Jefferson award nomination-- as well as Vera in Smoke On The Mountain. Some of her other Chicagoland credits include Catherine in The Heiress, Anna In Anna Karenina (Jeff nomination), Ruth in Dessa Rose (Jeff nomination) and Josephine/Monica in Romance Romance (Jeff nomination) all at Apple Tree Theatre. At the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre she has been seen in such roles as Marcina in Kismet, earning her a Jeff award, in addition to The Witch in Into The Woods (Jeff nomination), Peggy Sue in the world premiere of Peggy Sue Got Married (Jeff Nomination), the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing…, Maria in West Side Story (Jeff nomination), Tuptim in The King And I (Jeff nomination), Vi in Footloose, Julie in Showboat, Julie in Carousel, Mrs Molloy in Hello Dolly, Swing, and The All Night Strut. At Drury LaneOakbrook, Susan has appeared as Eva Peron in two productions of Evita, Paula in The Goodbye Girl, Millie in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Adriana in The Boys From Syracuse, Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense and as Susan in Big for which she received a Dark Night Award. At Court Theatre she was seen as Sarah Brown in Guys And Dolls. Other regional credits include Woody Gutherie’s American Song at Goodspeed Opera House, Missouri Repertory and Chicago’s Northlight Theatre, where it won the Jeff award for best Musical, at Ford’s Theatre as Yum-Yum in The Hot Mikado, and Josephine/Monica in Romance/Romance at the Cherry County Playhouse, which was filmed and aired on A&E. Susan was part of the Chicago Ovations series production of Promises, Promises, playing the role of Fran opposite Jason Graae and George Hearn. She worked with George Hearn again at Ravinia in the concert performance of Camelot, conducted by Paul Gemignani. She met her husband touring Love Scenes with Chicago Shakespeare, where she also played Jessica In The Merchant Of Venice. At The Eugene O’Neill Theater on Broadway, Susan played both Sandy and Rizzo in Grease. She can be heard on both Second City Divas- Women of Chicago Musical Theater and Live At The Mercury Theater recordings.

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Lia Mortenson

Lia Mortensen is delighted to be with Provision Theater where she last appeared in The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey and prior to that The Hiding Place (for which she received a Jeff Nomination). She also recently appeared in ATC’s Jeff-nominated world-premiere of The Big Meal. Other Chicago credits include the Pulitzer prize-winning Rabbit Hole at Goodman Theatre; Rivendell: Fighting Words; Northlight: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Sky Girls, and Talley’s Folly; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: All’s Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure; Steppenwolf: Closer and Faith Healer (for which she received a Jeff Nomination and the Sarah Siddons-Actress of the Year Award); Remmy Bumpo: Night and Day (premiere production); Organic: Aristocrats; Classic American Theatre: Voice of the Turtle and Glass Menagerie (w/ Celeste Holm); Next: Well, A Doll’s House, Macbeth, and The Illusion; and several productions at Court Theatre. Lia adds her first co-directing credit (w/ Ryan Martin) with The Den Theater’s Bus Stop by William Inge. Film credits include the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) and Blink. Television credits include The Chicago Code, Family Practice, Early Edition and Missing Persons. She has numerous voiceover commercial credits and is also an ensemble member of The Den Theatre.

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Inseung Park
Scene Design

Inseung Park designed the set for Provision Theatre’s world premiere adaptation, The Hiding Place as his Chicago debut in 2010, which was nominated for Jefferson Award in Scene design - midsize. His design credits for Provision Theatre Company include Godspell, Sanders Family Christmas, Shadowlands, Wonders Never Cease, and Bonhoeffer’s Cost. Other credit includes Overshadowed Theatrical Production’s Shadowlands. He has designed the set for numerous shows at Indiana University South Bend since 2006 including West Side Story, After Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Paragon Spring, Animal Farm, James and Giant Peach, and Raisin in the Sun. He designed South Bend Civic Theatre’s Grease and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and Looking Glass Theatre’s Springs Awakening in New York City. One of his design in film, Wake was awarded a grand prize in 2004 Kodak competition, and screened internationally including Cannes International Film Festival, Cinema Texas International Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, Seoul Net Festival in 2005. He holds MFA in Scene design at University of Texas Austin, and BFA in Scene design at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Isaac B. Turner

A Cincinnati native, Isaac relocated to Chicago in the fall of 2005, and is thrilled to have found a home here at Provision, where he has been a member of the team for several years. Isaac's designs at Provision have included: BONHOEFFER'S COST, WONDERS NEVER CEASE, SHADOWLANDS, THE HIDING PLACE, and COTTON PATCH GOSPEL.

Isaac studied Design and Performance at the Cincinnati School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and furthered his education at Northern Kentucky University, where he focused on Directing and Stage Management. Isaac has served as a staff Costume Designer for the Costume Gallery, a rental house in Newport, Kentucky for the past decade. He also serves as a Producer for Monmouth Theatre in Newport. Isaac was Production Manager for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, where he also created and ran the STAR Young Performer training program.

Having worked across the country in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Alaska; Isaac’s local work has been seen at the Goodman Theatre, Writers’ Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Northlight Theatre, River North Dance Company and Joffrey Ballet. Other theatre credits include Performance, Directing, Stage Management and Writing. Isaac devotes his life's work to his mother, whose love always inspires him to never give up.

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Colin Wasmund

Colin is new to the Chicago area and is proud to be part of Provision Theater! For the past two years, Colin was teaching in rural Minnesota at Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN. Prior to that, Colin receive his MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University. Recent acting credits include playing Owen Musser in Provision’s production of The Foreigner as well as understudying for Provision’s Fall Production, Bonhoeffer’s Cost, Rumors (Cortland Rep Theatre), The Sweet Stuff (CBETC), Rabbit Hole (The Barn Theatre, Willmar, MN), Picasso at Lapin Agile, and All Shook Up (McLeod Summer Playhouse).

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Johnny Rabe

imgJohnny is thrilled to be part of Provision Theater, where he has been seen in Jacob (Josh), Shadowlands (Douglas) and Wizard of Oz (Munchkin Mayor).  Johnny made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ralphie in A Christmas Story, the Musical and was part of the earlier national tour of the show.  He also played Walter in Secondhand Lions at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.  In the Chicago area, Johnny has been part of several productions at the Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire, including Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), The Music Man (Winthrop),and For the Boys (Young Danny). Other Chicagoland credits include The Music Man (Winthrop) at Paramount Theatre, Fairy Tales (Narrator) at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and Do I Hear A Waltz? (Mauro) at The Music Theatre Company.

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Provision Staff

Tim Gregory
Founding Artistic Director

Timothy Gregory is the Founder of Provision Theater. Recently at Provision he has directed productions of BONHOEFFER'S COST, SHADOWLANDS, THE HIDING PLACE, SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS and GODSPELL. Some of Tim's writing credits include world-premiere adaptations of Corrie Ten Boom's THE HIDING PLACE, Charles Dicken's A CHRISTMAS CAROL (which he did with David Bell), and Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR. Tim's other Provision Theater directing credits include the Jefferson Award–Nominated productions of CS LEWIS On STAGE, THE SPITFIRE GRILL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, BEAST ON THE MOON and A CHRISTMAS MEMORY & THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR. Additional directing credits include THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Short Shakespeare); WELCOME YULE at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera; TREASURE ISLAND and ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre; THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY at the Apple Tree Theatre; PLAZA SUITE at the Lyric Theatre; and ’DENTITY CRISIS at the Studio Theatre. Tim’s acting credits include numerous roles at Provision Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre, Next Theatre Company, and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. His television credits include Cupid on ABC, DeClassified on WGN and Family Practice on LIFETIME. Tim can now be seen as the host of HGTV’s New Spaces.

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Priscilla Hummel
Director of Education / House Manager / Office Manager

Priscilla Hummel has been actively involved with Provision since August of 2009, when she choreographed and assistant directed Cotton Patch Gospel—the first production in Provision’s beautiful new space. She came on board as Education Director later that Fall and created the Provision Theater Youth Program, offering after-school classes and week-long summer camps to kids and teens (for more info, click on the Education tab at the top of the page).

Other Provision credits include The Wizard of Oz (Director/Choreographer), Sanders Family Christmas (Choreographer), The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! (Assistant Director), and Godspell (Assistant Director/Choreographer). Other Chicago directing credits include Snoopy! and Rumplestiltskin (Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences); The Magic Paintbrush (Theatre Building Chicago); Charlotte’s Web, Seussical Jr, Annie Jr, The Jungle Book, and Pocahontas (CYT Chicago). Choreography credits include Man of La Mancha and Phantom (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center); Alice in Wonderland, Pippi Longstocking, and The Berenstein Bears (Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences); Willy Wonka (JCC Young Actors Ensemble); Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr (Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company) and Honk! (CYT Chicago). Acting credits include appearances on The Discovery Channel television series “The FBI Files”, “A Haunting”, and “Psychic Witness”. A New York native, Priscilla holds a BA in Theatre with a Dance minor from Brenau University and an MFA in Acting with a Directing concentration from Regent University.

In addition to developing the education programming at Provision—which includes the youth program, theater for young audiences, and educational outreach—Priscilla also serves as Office Manager and House Manager. A proud Company Member, she is pleased to call Provision “home”.

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Andrea Young
Marketing Coordinator / Box Office Manager

A lifelong theater lover, Andrea transitioned from performing onstage to the business side of the arts during her undergraduate education at DePaul University. Earlier this year, she graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Masters of Arts Management. She has worked with Broadway in Chicago, Theater on the Lake, Redmoon, The Apollo Theater and more. Andrea is thrilled to be a part of the Provision Theater team! 

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