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Monday, April 18, 2011
Speaker Announcement: Julie Ritchey
Julie Ritchey is the artistic director of the Filament Theatre Ensemble, a Chicago-based company devoted to creating theatre in a folk tradition with an emphasis on community, imagination, and sustainability. Due to its commitment to environmental sustainability, Filament was recently named the Ensemble-in-Residence at Foresight Design. Since 2003, Foresight Design Initiative has been consulting individuals and organizations on sustainable development in Chicago, and beyond.
In addition to her work with Filament, Julie has worked professionally as a director, educator, and storyteller with the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, St. Benedict's High School, the Cherubs program, Northlight Theatre Academy, Park Center Montessori School, and more. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's department of Performance Studies, and a proud member of the American Alliance of Theatre and Education.