Jacqueline Russell


The co-founder and artistic director of Chicago Children's Theatre was co-writer
for Popcorn & Pasquale (2012/13), The Family Barber (2013/14), and The Magic Victrola (2014/15) at Lyric. As artistic director of CCT, she has produced 21 world premieres and is the creator of the Red Kite Project, a program launched in 2007 dedicated to bringing theatre into the lives of children with special needs. She previously served as the executive director of Lookingglass Theatre Company and director of children's programs at Old Town School of Folk Music, and regularly co-directs "Once Upon a Symphony" for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.