Board of Trustees
- Kelley Weisenbacher, Chair
- Craig Nordstrom, First Vice Chair
- Mike Strayer, Second Vice Chair
- Tim Gleason, Secretary
- Kathleen Erny, Treasurer
- Jason Kaplan
- Lindsey Elderkin
- Mike Glorioso
- Dan Matern
- Caroline Rau
- Jason Utesch
- Lisa Zandy
Lisa received her M.F.A .from the Actors Studio Drama School in NYC. After being selected for Life Membership to the Actors Studio in 2000, she became a core faculty member within the graduate program. She has taught privately in Chicago and New York, along with international workshops in England and Venezuela. She currently teaches at Columbia College-Chicago. Lisa appeared in Chicago Street's production of Doubt (NIETF Best Actress Award), The Goat or Who is Sylvia? The Beauty Queen of Leenane and, most recently, The Rose Tattoo. She has directed The Tempest, Comedy of Errors,Snow Angel, The Less Than Human Club, Red Licorice, What the Butler Saw, Frost/Nixon, Pinocchio, Ascension Day, How to Eat Like A Child, and The Red Shoes.
Eric has been a member of Chicago Street for more than 30 years as an artist, volunteer, actor, board member, and now he takes on his most exciting role--Director of Marketing. Past directoral projects include CST’s productions of Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Secret Garden, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?, The Hot L Baltimore, Camping with Henry and Tom, and The Man Who Came to Dinner. As an actor, he has appeared in A Christmas Story, A Tuna Christmas, The Birthday Party, Coyote on a Fence, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, The Angels of Lemnos, Buried Child, Frost/Nixon, and The Cherry Orchard. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University and worked as a therapist with Porter Starke Services for nearly 15 years. He is also an accomplished illustrator and painter. His favorite role is that of father to Lauren and Nicholas and husband to Traci.
Sheri Nash-Braun began as a volunteer with CST more than 40 seasons ago as a young girl. She is no stranger to the CST box office where she was the volunteer manager for many years and helped us make the transition to a computerized system more than a decade ago! Also an accomplished artist, Sheri has appeared on the CST stage many times and worked behind-the-scenes as an award-winning director. She is married to sound guru/computer nerd, Paul, and they share their Valparaiso home with a menagerie of cats and turtles.
Kari-Anne Innes, Instructor
Kari-Anne is a lecturer at Valparaiso University with a passion for directing young actors in adaptations of literature, especially Shakespeare. At CST, she has directed several youth productions including Fifteen Minute Hamlet and, most recently, The World's Worst Fairy Godmother. Last summer, she adapted the script for CST's Shakespeare Workshop production of Comedy of Errors. She previously directed with the Young Actors Shakespeare Workshop at Valparaiso University for eleven years. As an undergraduate, she performed with Soul Purpose, Valparaiso University's liturgical drama troupe and has since participated in Bibliodrama workshops at Luther Seminary and Interplay workshops at Siena Retreat Center. She has written and performed the liturgical dramas The First Witnesses, co-written with Dr. John Steven Paul, and Widows, Brides, and Bridegrooms, as well as the solo performances Performing Lydias and An Evening with Pilate's Wi[ves].