Kristen Chesak Staff Bio : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Kristen Chesak


Executive Director

Kristen is originally from Seattle, Washington, where she had the pleasure of working at the Group Theatre, Alice B., and Annex Theatre. Kristen joined the Civic staff in 1994, following her graduation from Kalamazoo College. Prior to assuming the role of Managing Director, she held the positions of Resident Lighting and Sound Designer and Production Manager. Kristen has designed over 200 productions in a myriad of disciplines including Lighting, Sound, Special Effects and Scenery. In 2005, she assumed the role of Managing Director of the Civic. In 2008, Kristen received her MFA from Western Michigan University. In 2012, Kristen was presented with the Robert A. McKenna Award by the Community Theatre Association of Michigan in recognition of her contribution to community theatre at the local and state level.

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Civic Credits

4000 Miles

The Miracle Worker

Sherlock Holmes: the Final Adventure

Our Town

All My Sons



A Midsummer Night's Dream



Really Rosie

The Will Rogers Follies

Elizabeth Rex

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Blithe Spirit

Disney's Beauty and the Beast


The Music Man

West Side Story

The Gala Reunion Concert

The King and I

A Raisin in the Sun

Noises Off

Greater Tuna

The Taming of the Shrew

Alice in Wonderland

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story

Guys and Dolls

The Kentucky Cycle

Escanaba in da Moonlight

You Can't Take it With You

Chicago, the Musical

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Snow White

Henry V


The Comedy of Errors

A Streetcar Named Desire

Man of La Mancha

A Woman Called Truth

Over the River and Through the Woods

A Christmas Story



Damn Yankees

The Miracle Worker


The Piano Lesson

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Stuart Little


Crazy For You

The Diary Of Anne Frank

The Last Night of Ballyhoo


The Christmas Schooner

State Fair

South Pacific

The Woman in Black

Moon Over Buffalo

Dark of the Moon

Steel Magnolias

Forever Plaid


The Best Little Whorehouse on Texas

Annie Maye's child



Murder by Misadventure

Twelfth Night


To Kill A Mockingbird

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Wizard of Oz

Romeo and Juliet

Merlin's Tale of Young King Arthur's Magic sword

Alice Through the Looking Glass

The King and I

Two Gentleman of Verona The Rock Muscial

Titus Andronicus

Tom Sawyer

Charlotte's Web

Three Musketeers

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Death and the Maiden


Bye Bye Birdie

Little Women

Jar the floor

A Perfect Ganesh


Black Navity II

The Last Case of Sherlock Holmes

Step on a Crack


A Piece of My Heart

The Importance of Being Ernest

The Hobbit