If you've been to Chicago Street Theatre recently, Vicki Zimmerman is probably a familiar face. At present, she is the highly valued Stage Manager for Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. In addition to her work during the run of the show, she was also at the theatre day and night preparing and decorating the extremely detailed set for the play.
Zimmerman, a graduate of Indiana University who is originally from "El Passo, Texas via Michigan," describes herself as a "detail Person." Here favorite aspect of working on "View" was having the ability to create detailed areas on the set that said so much about the characters who inhabited those spaces. She added, "If you get down here and see this show, you'll realize that you can be part of a play in so many different ways."
Vicki became involved with the theatre nearly six years ago with Chicago Street's 2007 production of Andrew Lippa's Wild Party through Scott MacDonald, a college friend, who was in the musical and recommended her as stage manager. Having studied technical theatre while in college, she quickly became involved at CST working on sets and volunteering for various events. She said that what drew her to working at Chicago Street Theatre was the quality of theatre. Since joining the group she has been part of twelve productions where she says she has had the "opportunity to do anything and everything."
In addition to her recent work on the set for A View from the Bridge, she is also proud to have "practiced some amateur taxidermy" on last season's production of The Goat or Who is Sylvia? and to have designed the lights for The Pillowman. Although she has appeared on stage, she says that she is generally attracted to the many artistic challenges that can be a part of any show. Vicki said that if there's one thing everyone should know about her it's "If I'm here, I'm here to work."
We are thankful to have Vicki as a party of the CST family!