Life is an adventure. If it gets boring, it’s your own goddamn fault. Steph spent some time in Austin as a part of DA! Theatre Collective creating work she really enjoyed and learning how to jump over tables. She thinks that providing resources to artists producing socially conscious and charitable works is the most important thing; she hopes that someday The Calamity can have a building they can call home to boatloads of artists and collaborators. She’s got jokes and probably likes you. Additionally, Steph is a resident at the Chicago Art Department and is a big fan of


Chris Smith is an independent arts administrator who enjoys producing and supporting experimental and socially-conscious work. He has been lucky to work with some wonderful people, including The Chicago High School for the Arts, Third Coast International Audio Festival, beyond this point, Echelon Design, Most Visual, Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Arts Education, Turning the Page, The Kinematics, The Cartographers, 4th Wall Theatre Company, and EX-Pats Theatre Company, which he helped found. Chris is a graduate of St. Edward’s University and a former resident at Chicago Art Department. @chenrysmith