New short plays by emerging and established writers
starring members of The New American Studio Ensemble
Sam I Am
by Joshua H. Cohen
with Floyd Lewis, Chelsea Povall
by Jessica Abrams
with Jennifer Cannon, Yasmina Chirazi-Sommers,
by Joe Bays
with Joe Bays, Kimberly Jurgen, Chelsea Povall
by Andrew Heinze
with Francesca Ferrara and Tom Groenwald Between the Sheets
by Margaret McCloskey
Cast A: May 13, May 27, June 10:
Molly Logan,Julie Marcus, Erin Segal
Cast B: May 20, June 3, June 17:
Maria Mastroyannis, Erin Segal,
Loss, or The Art of Stuffed Animal Husbandry
byTyler Richards Hewes
with Vanessa Waters, Patrick Vest
by Diane Sampson
with Tom Groenwald, Lily Marks, Kristen Riley Bibi Tinsley
The F***ing Neighbors
by Jennie Contuzzi
with Brendan Brandt, Anthony Cran,
Jade Sealey, Susan Ziegler
Sundays at 7pm
May 16 - June 17
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MEET THE CAST
Joe Bays Frankin Shadows
With The New American Theatre: Getting Out, Gibberish, The Noble Sons of Popeye, Twelfth Night, The Adding Machine, The Circle. Other theatrical credits include work at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and numerous plays Off-Off Broadway. Film and TV credits include “That Championship Season”, “3 rd Rock From the Sun”, “Even Stevens”, “Without a Trace”, “CSI”, “Office Space”, “Space Jam”, “Indecent Proposal”, “Shopgirl”, “Spiderman – 3”, recurring roles on “Mike Hammer” and “The Middle”. As a playwright:Last Fling,The Artist and the Widow, The Market, A Haunting Confession.Love & Sex Over Dinner and Drinks (writer/director), Lunch-o-lution (director).
Brendan Brandt Paul in The F****ing Neighbors
Previously with The New Amerian Theatre:: Claude in Green Eyes, Carl in Getting Out, Malcolm in Macbeth, and the one act festivals 2010-2011 (Macoloco, Haunting Confession, Normal is a Country, Struck, Man Who Knows How to Hold a Baby). Other LA theater includes Godspell, Miss Margarida's Way, and Twist. Regional Theater: Macbeth, Assassins, and Equus in Minneapolis. TV-Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Working Class, Close To Home. Film-Starla (late 2012), LifeTracker (late 2012) Mob Rules (LionsGate).
Jennifer Cannon Melissa in Melissa
Jennifer Cannon: received her Masters in Music (Opera/Music Theatre) from Southern Illinois University and Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. THEATRE: Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Titania (Midsummer Nights Dream), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Adelaide (Guys and Dolls). FILM: ‘The New Deal’ (Babe), ‘Dinner Date’ (Jennifer). TV: Pilot for PBS ‘Déjà vu’ (Natalie). She also performed in the 1st American licensed production of ‘Jerry Springer: the Opera’ with Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, T.N. and with The Lost Colony, N.C. directed by Terrance Mann. Jennifer also performed and choreographed with Tony nominee, Gabriel Barre in his production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ at Casa Manana Theatre and ‘Cinderella’ at North
Carolina Theatre. Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble
Yasmina Chirazi-Sommers Naomi in Melissa
Yasmina is originally from London; She graduated from The "London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts" - She is a proud member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA and British Equity! - Her full resume can be found on: http://www.sag.org/iactor/YasminaSommers She is excited to be a part of the constantly growing, creative community that is "New American Theatre" ! She now lives in Los Angeles with her wonderful husband, and her two amazing "sons" Grover (Woof) & Oliver (Meow;) Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble
Anthony Cran Greg in The F****ing Neighbors
With The New American Theatre: Auto-De-Fe, Circus Theatrical’s 14th & 15th annual One Act Play Festivals. He has performed on stage in Los Angeles, New York, Canada, Britain, Germany and has appeared in numerous films. He played Beau and Luke respectively in the European premiere of Tennessee Williams’ The Traveling Companion and The Chalky White Substance, in the UK (1996). Anthony is extremely grateful to everyone involved in this production. In particular, a HUGE thank you to Bibi, Jack & Jeannine, and a very special thank you to my lovely family.
Francesca Ferrara Sami in The FQ
Francesca Ferrara was born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She started acting at the HB Studio at a very young age, eventually studying with Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen. Other productions with New American Theatre include Greensward, Sister Cities, Seduced, The Adding Machine, Twelfth Night, and AS IS. Film and television credits include The Unit, West Wing, Commander in Chief, Close to Home, Ugly Betty, Stevie TV, Chicken Livers, Flushed, Sven Stromson Blue and How to Cheat. Francesca can be seen this summer in Anxiety by Mark Troy at The Odyssey. Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble
Tom Groenwald Burt in The FQ, Ron in Undone
With The New American Theatre / Circus Theatricals: The Travelling Companion, I Never Sang for My Father, More Lies About Jerzy, Running in Circles Screaming, The Three Sisters (Circus Theatricals / Odyssey), Taming of the Shrew, Safe (LA Times Critics Choice), Moon Man (Circus Theatricals Festival of New One Act Plays). Other stage credits include: The Big Ever After, Cenci (ARK Theatre Co). In Chicago: Damage Control (Noble Fool), MacBett (Greasy Joan Theatre), Private Eyes, The Secret Rapture (Element Theatre), and more. TV/Film: Tom recently completed filming “No God No Master” with David Strathairn.” Other: Early Edition,” “Lady Blue,” “Heavens Fall,” “Almost Salinas” and “Beyond the Pale.” Member, The New American Studio Ensemble.
Kimberly Jurgen Frances in Shadows
This production marks Kimberly's debut with NAT. Her LA theatre credits include Gertrude (Hamlet), Mrs. Kritch (Columbine Project) and several notable roles in shorts by Shel Silverstein. Favorites in Atlanta include Henry (Henry V), Agnes (Agnes of God) and Stella (Streetcar). An award-winning film actor, Kimberly is also a versatile voiceover artist and a fight choreographer and she recently shot her first national commercial. Pineapple! Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble
Floyd Lewis Sam in Sam I Am
With The New American Theatre / Circus Theatricals: The Man with the Tiny Head, Getting Out, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Week 50 of 365 Days/Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, The Test (Annual Festival of New One-Act Plays), Joey (Annual Festival of New One-Act Plays), Barnette Lloyd in Crimes of The Heart (Great Scenes from Pulitzer Prize Winning Plays), Oscar in Another Part of the Forest (Great Scenes from Classic American Plays), Tuzenbach in Three Sisters (Great Scenes by Anton Chekhov), Norman in Boys Next Door (Ten Great Scenes). Originally from North Carolina, Floyd is a UCLA graduate and proud member of the New American Studio Ensemble.
Molly Logan Madeleine in Between the Sheets
Molly Logan is honored to be a part of her first One Act Series with the New American Theatre. A longtime New Yorker, some of her favorite theatre roles include Chick (Crimes of the Heart), Claire (Proof), Rhonda Louise (Women of Manhattan), and the national tour of CATS. Graduate of Indiana University. Proud member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA. www.mollylogan.org. A big thank you to Jack. Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble.
Julie Marcus Anna in Between the Sheets
Since graduating from USC (Theater major/Film minor), Julie has been working full-time as an actress, voice-over artist, writer and comedienne. THEATER: Off-Off Broadway credits include works at the Connelly, 45 Bleecker, Looking Glass, Wings and Abingdon Theater, NYC. Favorite roles include: Paige in It's a Wonderful Sex Life (written and produced by Julie Marcus), Marvel Ann in Psycho Beach Party, Dotty/Mrs. Clackett in Noises Off and Liz in Museum at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. FILM/TV: sx:tape (Dir. Bernard Rose), Rescue Me. Hear her weekly as Ruffnut in Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon TV Series. Check out www.juliemarcus.com for more information.Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble
Lily Marks Alison in Undone
Lily is excited to be in her first show with The New American Theater! Originally from Los Angeles, she graduated with a bfa in theater from the University of Michigan. She has performed in Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, New York and London. You may also see her as an original member of teamstarkid on Teamstarkid.com. In her spare time Lily works with kids and is teaching herself the ukulele. Follow her on twitter @lilymarks .Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble
Maria Mastroyannis Madeleine in Between the Sheets
Maria is a member of The New American Theatre and Mutineer Theatre Company, both in LA. She also works in film and television and has created her own multi media physical theater pieces, drawing on her background in dance and interest in filmmaking. She lives in Silver Lake with her husband and two young children, and is delighted to take part in selecting and performing this extraordinary evening of one act plays. Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble
Chelsea PovallSam in Sam I Am; Cheryl in Shadows
Productions with New American Theatre: I Never Sang for My Father, Macbeth, The Women, The Festival of New One Act Plays (2008-2010) 365 Days/365 Plays. Other Productions include: The Night of the Black Cat (Edgemar), Brigadoon, at PCPA Theaterfest: Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Sound of Music, and Brighton Beach Memoirs. At Tuacahn Amphitheater: Annie Get your Gun, Seven Brides... Oklahoma!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She also performed as a Lead Singer and Dancer for Holland America Cruise Lines. She is a graduate of The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. (PCPA). Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble.
Kristen Riley Rebecca in Undone
Kristen Riley is a professional actress and producer living in Los Angeles. Originally from New Jersey, she is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Riley also studied Shakespeare at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, where she played Viola inTwelfth Night & Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Her film credits include: Ex-Sex (Sundance Official Selection 2011), Save the Date (Sundance Competition Film 2012), and the series pilot OB/GY-Anne (NY TV fest winner for Best writing). Next up she is filming Coffee Town directed by Brad Copeland of Arrested Development. She co-produces & co-stars in the web series, Tiny Library. She is thrilled to be a part of the New American Theatre! Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble.
Jade Sealey Trishin The F****ing Neighbors
Theatre credits include: Christina Woodman in Bedfellows (now playing), Baltimore in Sister Cities (Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Circus Theatricals), Jane in Mooney’s Kid Don’t Cry, Crystal Allen in The Women, Shannon Gosling in Safe, Viola in Twelfth Night, Marian in The Heiress, Genevieve in Weedwacker, Iphigenia in Iphigenia (all with The New American Theatre / Circus Theatricals) Debby in Deconstructing the Torah (The Odyssey), Janna in Blind Spots, Ruthie in Tsuris (Sidewalk Studio Theatre), Portia in The Author's Voice and Constanze in Amadeus (Steve Dobuzyinski Theatre). Film/TV credits include: “Chasing Eagle Rock,” “How to Cheat,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaid #3,” “The Hunger Artist,” “ Cul De Sac” and “Fool's Paradise.” Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble.
Erin Segal Jessica in Between the Sheets This marks Erin’s debut with New American Theatre. She holds a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied with David Mamet and William H. Macy’s Atlantic Theater Company. Favorite New York credits: Rosalie in Oh Dad, Poor Dad…, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Nora in A Doll’s House, Daughter in The Visit, and Marina in Pericles. L.A. highlights: Beatrice in Much Ado and originating Carla in the World Premier of Lie with Me (Mutineer Theater Co). With much love and gratitude to Jack, Jeannine and her fellow NAT company members.
Ioanna Sourmeli-Terzopoulou Anna in Between the Sheets
Originally from Greece, Ioanna holds a BA in Drama & Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths College University of London, and is halfway through receiving her MFA in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy in LA. While in London, she also studied Musical Theatre Acting at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Vocals at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Film credits include the awarded feature Elvis' Last Song (V. Raissis) and multiple short films such as Life (M. Lugkiaris), Handsome Ruses (J. Parupalli), Moment of Love (R. Makush). Theatre work includes The Children's Hour (Karen), The Rainmaker (Lizzie), Beyond Therapy (Prudence) at the Acme Theatre and the Victory Theatre in LA. Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble.
Bibi Tinsley Laura in Undone
Theatre-reared in Chicago, Bibi worked with Element Theatre, Steppenwolf, and Frump Tucker. With The New American Theatre / Circus Theatricals: Auto-De-Fe, The Women, The Taming Of The Shrew, The One Act Festivals: 2007, 2009, and 2010; and Best Of The Circus Theatricals One Act Festivals. She has also starred in productions with Alliance Rep, The Ark, The Met, and Theatre Expresso. Films include: “Baron Road”, “Almost Salinas”, “Number Two”, and “The Brooch”. She has been a proud member of The New American Studio Ensemble since 2007. She has received stellar reviews from VARIETY, THE LA TIMES, BACKSTAGE WEST and the LA WEEKLY. Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble.
Patrick Vest Walter in Loss, or the Art of Stuffed Animal Husbandry
Patrick Vest is thrilled to be back home at The New American Theatre. Previously here he has been in Macbeth, The Circle, The Misanthrope, and Seduced. He recently got his MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in acting, and can be seen this summer playing Mercutio in R&J with Shakespeare by the Sea. His favorite roles include: Petruchio, Malvolio, Antony, Macbeth, Prince Hal, and Eeyore. His absolute favorite role, however, is daddy to his daughter Olivia. Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble.
Vanessa Waters Janice inLoss, or the Art of Stuffed Animal Husbandry
As a company member, plays with The New American Theatre include: As Is, The Women, Three Sisters, Macbeth, and three different productions of One Acts. With Shakespeare Santa Monica, The Merchant of Venice and Vanessa recently starred in the premiere of Blind Spots by Colette Freedman. She has appeared on the television show House, numerous independent films, and can be heard as the “Loom Fairy” in Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. Vanessa is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts (PCPA Theaterfest) and holds a B.F.A. in theater from Ithaca College.
Susan Ziegler The Receptionist in Melissa, Sheila in F'n Neighbors
Off-Broadway includes: Oona & Lurleen (The Public Theatre), Angel City,Suicide in B Flat, Hamlet, The Duchess of Malfi,and the title character inCo-Dependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (The Public Theatre; W.O.W Café). LA theatre includes: the critically acclaimed Cheyenne by Liz Tuccillo (The Lillian Theatre), The American Way ( Ventura Court) , Under My Thumb (as Marianne Faithfull), Boiler Room ( Actors Art Theatre), and Mercy Warren’s Tea (The Odyssey Theatre). International Theatre includes: Sister Cities (The Edinburgh Fringe Festival ’08) and assorted Icelandic endeavors. Susan is member of The New American Theatre Studio Ensemble (formerly Circus Theatricals). Her work with NAT includes: the world premiere of Sister Cities, Three Sisters (Masha), As You Like It (Rosalind), The Women, Macbeth, and What Went Wrong With The King & Queen Of America (by Stephen McFeely). TV includes:Dollhouse, Without A Trace, The Middleman, The West Wing,and Days Of Our Lives. Film includes: TiMERs, Lying In Wait, The Groom, The Window, Wild Bill, and Big Brother Trouble. Susan co-starred in Countertransference (Sundance Film Festival, Outfest - Grand Jury Prize, SXSW, etc.), and Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Sundance, Gotham, etc.). Her most recent film is Googly Eyes. Susan is a graduate of NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing. For Michael and Oona. Member of the New American Theatre Studio Ensemble.
MEET THE PLAYWRIGHTS!
Jessica Abrams playwright, Melissa
Jessica Abrams’ television writing credits include The Profiler for NBC and Watch Over Me for Fox/MyNetworkTV. Her play The Laughing Cow opens this month at the Meta Theatre on Melrose. The First To Know (the full-length play of which Melissa is a part) was read in the MaD Play Reading Series last Spring, and her solo piece If I Look This Good, Why Do I Feel Like Sh*t? was read at the ExAngeles Writers Collective’s A Month of Sundays Reading Series this past October. She was a guest artist at the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive in 2010 and is a co-founder of the New Leaf Endeavors Theatre Company. She attended Barnard College of Columbia University in Manhattan.
Joe Bays playwright, Shadows
With The New American Theatre: Getting Out, Gibberish, The Noble Sons of Popeye, Twelfth Night, The Adding Machine, The Circle. Other theatrical credits include work at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and numerous plays Off-Off Broadway. Film and TV credits include “That Championship Season”, “3 rd Rock From the Sun”, “Even Stevens”, “Without a Trace”, “CSI”, “Office Space”, “Space Jam”, “Indecent Proposal”, “Shopgirl”, “Spiderman – 3”, recurring roles on “Mike Hammer” and “The Middle”. As a playwright: Last Fling,The Artist and the Widow, The Market, A Haunting Confession.Love & Sex Over Dinner and Drinks (writer/director), Lunch-o-lution (director).
Joshua H. Cohen Playwright, Sam I Am
Joshua H. Cohen
received a 2011 Jonathan Larson Grant. Plays: The Thirteenth Commandment (Judson Church, Jewish Ensemble Theatre), Fun and Games (Studio 42, Little Hibiscus, Oberon). Lyrics (and sometimes music or book) include Maggie the Pirate (Winner, Chameleon Theatre Circle; workshops Momentum Rep, WKU Before Broadway), Tamar and the River (Signature), Keep On Walkin' (Amas; NEA grant), The Entropy Songs (Abingdon, Libra). One-acts: American Globe, Turtle Shell, Prospect, others. Publications: "Odysseus Swims For It" in 2010: The Best 10-Minute Plays and Boys At Play: Poetic Wit and Whimsy. BA: Amherst College, MFA: NYU-GMTWP. www.joshuahcohen.com
Jennie Contuzzi playwright, The F***ing Neighbors
Jennie is a graduate of the New School for Drama and a member of MCC Theater's Playwrights' Coalition. Body Language, her most recent full length play, will have its world premiere in New York City later this month. She and her husband are expecting their first child this November.
Andrew Richard Heinze playwright, The FQ
Formerly a Professor of American History, Andrew R. Heinze became a playwright in 2007. His award-winning plays include The FQ and The Bar Mitzvah of Jesus Goldfarb (both of which won top honors at the 2010 and 2011 New York City Fifteen-Minute Play Festival) as well as the full-length works: The Invention of the LIving Room (Finalist, 2012 Blue Ink Playwriting Award) and Hamilton (Semi-Finalist, 2012 O'Neill Playwrights Conference). Andrew belongs to the Dramatists Guild of America and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Visit: www.andrewheinze.com
Tyler Richard Hewes playwright, Loss, or The Art of Stuffed Animal Husbandry
Associate Director of Mainly Mozart in San Diego, Tyler Richards Hewes has worked professionally as an artist and arts administrator since receiving his BA in Theatre from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2002. Mr. Hewes is a graduate of the School of Philanthropy, as well as a Fellow of the New Leaders Council and a founding board member of Rising Arts Leaders. Mr. Hewes resides in San Diego with his wife Abigail and their 13 month-old son Henry.
Margaret McCloskey playwright, Between the Sheets
Margaret McCloskey’s work has been featured by the Chicago Sun-Times, Third World Press and Tia Chucha Press. Between the Sheets has been performed in NYC (Bank Street Theater, Producers’ Club), Chicago (Bailiwick Rep, Chicago Dramatists), DC (Kennedy Center ACTFest) and was named a finalist for the Humana Festival 10-Minute Play Contest. Margaret has been nominated for the 24-Hour Plays on Broadway, Montblanc’s Emerging Playwright Award, Actors’ Theatre Louisville Heideman Award, Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Contest, and is a recipient of the Arts and Letters Prize for Drama. Margaret holds an MFA from the New School for Drama and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Diane Sampson playwright, Undone
Diane Sampson has an M.A. in Creative Writing. She belongs to PlayGround, a group of Bay Area playwrights working in the 10-minute play form and her short plays have been produced as far afield as Miami and Seattle. She was composer/lyricist for two musicals, Oh, Progeny! and Writes and Re-writes. Oh, Progeny! received two Bay Area productions and a staged reading at New York’s York Theatre. Her full-length PlayGround commission, Naked, was given a staged reading in May, 2011.
MEET THE DIRECTOR/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jack Stehlin Director, Artistic Director, The New American Theatre
Jack founded Circus Theatricals in 1983. The company changed its name to The New American Theatre in 2011. With his wife and partner Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin, he has produced more that 50 plays in Los Angeles and New York. An award-winning actor/director, Jack is perhaps best known on television as DEA captain Roy Till on the popular Showtime series "Weeds."
As a director, Jack has directed over 20 stage productions in Los Angeles and New York, including The Cherry Orchard (starring Alfred Molina, Jill Gascoine and Stephanie Zimbalist), Auto De Fe, Gibberish, A Man Who Knows How to Hold a Baby, Three Sisters, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Complexity, Iphigenia in Aulis, The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, As You Like It, True West, Scapin, Danton's Death and Macbeth. Regionally, he directed Speed-the-Plow (Alley Theatre, Houston), Driving Miss Daisy (Stages Rep. in Houston), and My Sister in This House at The Juilliard School. This past year, he directed the short film "Game 7" and will direct the short film "Gibberish" this Spring 2012.
He has had many guest-starring roles on countless TV fan favorites, such as "NCIS Los Angeles, " "NCIS," "The Event" "Dark Blue," "Without a Trace," "Monk," "JAG," "The Practice,", "ER," and "NYPD Blue." Films include "Chicago 8" and "Wilde Salome" starring and directed by Al Pacino. Jack has extensive Los Angeles, New York, Regional and worldwide stage credits, including nine productions at New York's Public Theatre, Salome (Los Angeles w/Al Pacino), and Titus Redux at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (co-production with Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble.) Jack is an alumnus of John Houseman's The Acting Company and a graduate of The Juilliard School.
BEHIND THE SCENES
JEANNINE WISNOSKY STEHLIN Managing Director, The New American Theatre / Circus Theatricals, Producer
Jeannine has produced (along with Jack Stehln) over 50 plays for The New American Theatre (Circus Theatricals), including; the recent productions of As Is, Five Beauties by Tennessee Williams, I Never Sang for My Father, the co-production of Titus Redux wth Not Man Apart at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and RADAR-LA, Davey Holmes’ More Lies About Jerzy (dir. David Trainer), Man.gov (LA/Off-Broadway) Harm’s Way (LA/Off-Broadway/2008 Pen USA award), Sister Cities (world premiere), The Job (LA/Off-Broadway). LA Weekly Award nomination for “Best Sound Design” for The Circle. As a film producer: the short “Game 7,” and the upcoming “Gibberish.” Also an actor, stage credits include many plays in LA and Chicago. Film/TV: “Watch It,” “Rancho Cucamonga.” She made her TV deput as a pre-schooler in the popular children’s program “Romper Room.” Jeannine earned a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology.