About Face Theatre Names New Managing Director

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Alana Parvey Zalas as its new Managing Director. Zalas succeeds Dean Carpenter, who stepped down in 2016.

Comments Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, “We are thrilled to welcome Alana to the About Face team. Her precision and strong finance skills will be a huge asset to the organization. Adding Alana expands our staff to largest it’s been in recent years and renders us poised for growth like never before.”

Alana Parvey Zalas comes to About Face Theatre from Route 66 Theatre Company, where she served as business manager for four years and remains an artistic associate. She is also the bookkeeper for Barrel of Monkeys, which teaches creative writing in Chicago Public Schools and professionally produces theatre written by children. Previously, Alana served as assistant to the production of stop. reset. at Goodman Theater, both for the onstage component and for the online component at stopreset.org. Alana has also worked as a personal assistant to a Golden Globe Award-winning actress and as the production manager for the Consortium Project. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, from Northwestern University and from the Second City Training Center writing program.

About Face Theatre (Andrew Volkoff, Artistic Director) creates exceptional, innovative, and adventurous plays to advance the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity, and to challenge and entertain audiences in Chicago, across the country, and around the world.