Meet our October Guest Curators

Stephanie Shum (she/her) is an actor and theatre administrator based in Chicago.

As an actor, she has performed with or developed new plays with Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, American Theater Company, The Neo-Futurists, A Red Orchid Theatre, The New Coordinates, Steep, Rivendell, About Face, Broken Nose and First Floor among others. Regionally, TheatreSquared and Milwaukee Rep. She is represented by Grossman & Jack and is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf. 

She was formerly the Co-Artistic Director of The New Coordinates. In her time there, she produced over twenty world premiere productions and facilitated the development of many more. She is now the Director of Development at A Red Orchid Theatre where she can currently be seen on stage in REVOLUTION.

Alex Lubischer is a queer Midwestern playwright and screenwriter from rural Nebraska.

His plays include You Deserve to Be Here (Goodman Playwrights Unit commission; Roundabout Theatre Laura Pels commission, The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting – Longlist), Do Wasps Have Desires? (Milwaukee Repertory Theater), Bobbie Clearly (Roundabout Theatre Company, Steep Theatre, Jeff Award Winner: Outstanding New Play), Pivot (Yale School of Drama), Weird Kids (Haven Chicago), The Quonsets (Yale Cabaret, co-written with Majkin Holmquist), and Survey No. 5 (House of International Theatre, Copenhagen).

Lubischer was the 2017/18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Roundabout Theatre Company. He has developed new work at Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, Page 73, The Orchard Project, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Victory Gardens Theater, First Floor Theater, The Understudy, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. He has been a semifinalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship and a three-time finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.

Current writing projects include Big Dave, an hour-long TV pilot co-conceived with Danilo Gambiniand Libero! — a half-hour comedy pilot about a gay men’s volleyball league.

He holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. He teaches playwriting at DePaul University in Chicago.