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Meet our team

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Keeley Stanley

Artistic Director

Keeley (She/Her) has worked as a professional actor and director at theatres across the nation, with increasing forays into Eastern Europe.  Beginning her professional career as a company member with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, she then moved on to Los Angeles (Mark Taper Forum, the Hudson), New York (Lincoln Center, American Jewish Theatre, Riverside Shakespeare), and Chicago (Theatre Wit, The Den).  Most recently in Eastern Europe, Keeley directed an invited performance of The Fireflies, at the Theresienstadt concentration camp outside Prague, for the international project Performing the Jewish Archive. Recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s National Directing Fellowship, Keeley has also been an Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., where she worked with such international artists as Ming Cho Lee and Viacheslav Dolgachev. Currently, Keeley is a Professor of Theatre at Central Michigan University, where she directs and teaches acting, directing, stage combat, dialects, and Theatre and the Holocaust.

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JR Bornemann

Technical Coordinator

Technical Director (he/him)

JR is our company’s Technical Director, having lighting designed and crewed two SixEleven productions. When not making magic on our Chicago stages, he works as Master Electrician and Lighting Designer on productions for various Michigan theaters such as the Midland Center for the Arts and Pit & Balcony Theatre, among others. Appreciated for his technical expertise, JR is also admired for his goofy and supportive demeanor!

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Rich Bronson

Company Manager

(He/Him) A Chicago native and 611 founder, Richard has an extensive history in acting, directing, Narrative Theatre, writing, and slam poetry. An award winning competitive slam poet, Richard created/wrote a collaboration-based slam poetry show titled The Unsaid while receiving his BFA in Theatre and Interpretation from Central Michigan University. In addition to his slam poems, he produced several Narrative Theatre pieces as well as acted/directed in his own adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Richard’s ear for music has also allowed him to sound design for several theatre shows. He is a queer actor/writer/director currently living and working in Chicago.

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Claudia Marsh

Technical Coordinator

Technical Director (she/her)