New Managing Director Jorge Silva joins The Neo-Futurist Theater

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The Neo-Futurist Theater is excited to announce Chicago native Jorge Silva as the company’s new managing director, effective Monday, June 3rd. Silva is a writer, performer and producer, and most recently served as the producing coordinator for Goodman Theatre, where he was the producing liaison for community engagement projects and a curator for artistic programming. He is also the former president of the nation’s oldest student-run Latinx Theatre company, Teatrotaller. Silva has a history with The Neo-Futurists, most recently working as lighting designer for the company’s Latinx-inclusive world premiere Remember the Alamo this year. He was introduced to The Neo-Futurists early in his career, attending performances of the company’s signature late-night show (now known as The Infinite Wrench). Silva received a Neo-Access Scholarship in 2016 and has performed in the company’s experimental essay show The Arrow. An alum of Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, Silva earned a dual degree in Government and Theatre (Advanced Undergraduate Theatre Program) at Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences. In a similar fashion, Silva also serves as a Career Coach for aspiring theatre practitioners currently in their undergraduate years for The Posse Foundation: Chicago. Recently, Silva was a featured speaker at Latinos Progresando’s flagship community event, MEX talks (2018); he is excited to return as a member of the host committee for MEX talks 2019.

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