Artemisia produces plays that empower women and challenge our audience to see women in a new light. We tell groundbreaking female-driven stories and boldly invite our audience to choose each season’s world premiere from Artemisia’s annual Fall Festival. Our namesake, Artemisia Gentileschi, was a Baroque artist whose paintings depicted violence with fierce honesty and elegance. For centuries after her death, her art was attributed to men. Feminist curators in the late 1970’s rediscovered Artemisia, who is now considered the greatest female painter prior to the modern period. We promise you deeply-compelling, remarkable and unforgettable stories told from a woman’s point-of-view. Join us to experience fierce female-driven theatre like you’ve never seen before.
ARTEMISIA FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
After years of digging for the modern, female-driven stories she was interested in, Julie took it upon herself to create a platform where those stories could be seen and heard. That platform was Artemisia. An actor, director and producer, Julie is proud to be part of the amazing Chicago Theatre community and make the city home to Artemisia.
Sharai is a playwright, dramaturge, technician, and theatre enthusiast. She is incredibly honored to serve as Literary Manager for Artemisia and is eager to work with a theatre focused on female-driven new works.
MARKETING CONSULTANT & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
A marketer by day and night, Kat wears many hats in pulling together Artemisia’s visual style. As an illustrator, photographer and marketing consultant for the theatre, Kat has found Artemisia an inspiration for creating bold, female-influenced design.
AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Regina is the chair of languages and literature at Roosevelt University and a scholar in residence at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Regina joined Artemisia in 2014, guiding the theatre’s after show talkbacks and writing amazing essays for Artemisia’s premiere plays. She is also a performer and political activist through her work with Democracy Burlesque.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ARTEMISIA ADVOCACY COUNCIL
Kelly J. Malitz, Chair
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1106 W. Thorndale Ave., Chicago, IL 60660
The Edge Theater
5451 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60640
Major Funders & Sponsors
Arts Work Fund, The Chicago Community Trust, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation Gen Ops Strategy, Home Advisor, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, New Media Productions