Jared Dennis holds a B.F.A. from Roosevelt University, an M.F.A. from the Theatre School at DePaul and a certificate from London’s Royal National Theatre Studio.  Past performances include:  Shakesploitation! (New Millennium) Henry V, A Study In Scarlet (Promethean Ensemble) Antigone, Twelfth Night, A Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet  (First Folio) Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II, and Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre) and The Voysey Inheritance (Remy Bumppo).
Catherine Gillespie
(Public Relations)
Catherine Gillespie is an actress, teaching artist, and occasional dialect coach. She is the Managing Director of The Viola Project (, an educational non-profit dedicated to empowering young women through the exploration Shakespeare’s plays. A proud Michigan girl, she graduated from Oakland University with a BA in Music Theatre. Mitten-based theatre credits have included work with Meadow Brook Theatre, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and the Michigan Theatre Festival. In Chicago, Catherine has spent time with City Lit Theatre in Lovers, The Wind in the Willows and Frankenstein. She’s been dialect coach there for The Sign of the Four and The Copperhead. Other Chicago credits include And Neither Have I Wings To Fly (Citadel Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet (Glass Onion Theatre), and The Pirates of Penzance (Savoyaires). This past spring, she had the pleasure of playing Kate in Promethean’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry V.
Nicole Hand
(Grant Writer)
Nicole is a founding member of PTE. She has been seen in several Evenings of Shakespeare and cabaret performances and is also active in Promethean’s education and outreach programs. She also teaches English and Theatre in a Chicago Public School and coaches the drama club. Nicole studied Theatre, English Literature, and Secondary Education at Northwestern University.
Brendan Hutt has been fortunate enough to spend essentially his entire life on stage, in front of a camera, or just plain mugging for attention.  In 25 years of theatre he’s had the chance to work with many different companies including the Marriott Lincolnshire, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Next Theatre, Shakespeare Repertory, Idle Muse Theatre Company, Midsommer Flight, and the Babes With Blades, but having found an artistic home and family with Promethean is truly the high point.  
Evan Johnson is thrilled to be joining the Promethean family! Evan was most recently seen in Oil Lamp Theater's Crimes of the Heart. Other credits include PTE's production of A Study in Scarlet, The Tempest (Accidental Shakespeare), Frankenstein (City Lit Theater), The Fantasticks (Williams Street Rep), EL Stories with the Waltzing Mechanics at the Greenhouse Theater Center and a season with the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN. He also recently wrapped his first feature film, "Killing Poe", releasing in the summer of 2014. Evan is a graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Up next for Evan will be back-to-back productions of The Tempest and The Haunting of Hill House at City Lit Theater.
Anne Korajczyk
(Outreach Director)
Anne oversees special events coordination, annual mailing campaigns, grant writing and other fundraising efforts for PTE. As an actor she has had the pleasure of working on PTE’s productions of Bury the Dead, Kennedy’s Children, The Illusion and Our Country’s Good. Previously she has appeared onstage with City Lit (staged readings), Griffin Theater and Bohemian Theatre Ensemble. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University in Theatre and English in 2005.
Nick Lake
(Education Director)
Nick graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from Northwestern in 2005. Work with Promethean includes: Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Illusion, Measure for Measure, The Last Unicorn, The Fantasticks, Spring Awakening, and Kennedy's Children. He will be seen this season in both Seascape with Sharks and Dancer and Henry V. Nick's acting extends beyond Promethean: he has worked with companies such as City Lit, Strawdog, and The New Colony. Nick also toured nationally with Boston-based Chamber Theatre Productions. He appeared in The Darling Children at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2008. Nick narrates live sky shows at the Adler Planetarium. He is happily married to Chicago harpist Janelle Jansen Lake.
John Arthur Lewis
(Production Coordinator)
John Arthur Lewis earned his BFA in Theatre from TCU, and his MFA in acting from Binghamton University.  Before finding his home in Chicago, he performed in and directed many plays in New York and across the country in regional theatres. Chicago credits include: Agamemnon in Iphigenia at Aulis (The Rogue Theatre), Vronsky in Anna Karenina (Vitalist Theatre), He in Counting the Ways (Greasy Joan &Co.),  Studdard in Pugilist Specialist (Red Tape Theatre), Tom Wilson in The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (Redtwist), Banquo in MacBeth (CityLit), Bengtsson in The Ghost Sonata (Oracle), and Mars Streznick in Daddy Long Legs  ( Bruised Orange), and Wayne in Kingsville (Stage Left), Ian in Shining City (Redtwist), John in Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Remarcable), The Mayor in Brand (Red Tape), and Claire in The Maids at Oracle where he is a company member. Before becoming a company member, John appeared in two Promethean Productions, The Last Unicorn, and Henry V. He also directed PTE’s Winter, 2012 Evening of Shakespeare.
Twilia Meeks
Ever since seeing her first Promethean Theatre production of The Last Unicorn in 2009, Twilia has been a longtime fan and supporter of the company, which has enriched her love for the arts and theatre in general.  A graduate of Columbia College with a B.A. in Journalism, Twilia created a blog called "Twi-lights" which promotes the very best of entertainment (movies,  theatre, music) in Chicago.
Brian Pastor
(Artistic Director)
Brian has been with the company since its inception in the fall of 2005. He was PTE's Founding Executive Director and served most recently as the company's Box Office Manager. Pastor brings with him plenty of producing experience, having spent the last 9 and a half years on staff at City Lit Theater, including the last 8 as Managing Director. He is also a former board member with The Mime Company and a founding company member of Chicago dell'Arte. Pastor is an experienced actor, adaptor and director in Chicago, having worked on over 45 productions with at least a dozen different production companies since his graduation from Northwestern University. For Promethean, Pastor has acted in 7 mainstage productions, most recently as Warwick in The Lark and as Dr. Watson in the Jeff-nominated A Study in Scarlet. He also directed Henry V and The Dark Side of the Bard for PTE and will direct their upcoming production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale this fall.  
Andy Swindler
(Board President)
Andy Swindler is an entrepreneur passionate about using communication technology to expand our understanding of one another and our bottom lines. In 2003 Andy founded Chicago-based Astek Consulting, an interactive digital agency that delivers a comprehensive set of integrated Web and mobile products and services for clients including not-for-profits. He speaks regularly about communication technology including social media and mobile.