Gwen Kelly-Masterton (Artistic Director) received a BA in Theatre Arts (Performance and Directing) from Lawrence University. After returning to Chicago, but before founding CPTC, she worked with Outside the Asylum Players and the North Lakeside Players. She discovered her love of directing as a senior at Chicago Waldorf High School, when a research project on Commedia dell' Arte took an unexpected turn, culminating in a student-produced Commedia Cinderella which remains one of her proudest theater memories. Since then she has directed The Turn of the Screw, A Phoenix Too Frequent, Burial At Thebes, and A Midsummer Night's Dream at LU, Arcadia for OtAP, Vanities (co-directed with her esteemed mentor Frank Farrell) for NLP, and The Player Queen, Andromache, The Dark Is Light Enough, As You Like It, Lear and Votive with CPTC.
Margaret Morton(Production Stage Manager) Margaret has been with Cave Painting Theatre Company since its first production in the Fall of 2012! CPTC has become her home company in Chicago and in between shows she works at Metropolis Performance Arts Center. Currently she is working with Mad Science as a teacher for their after school enrichment programs. She hopes to continue working in education as she goes to get her MAT. She graduated from DePaul University’s Theatre School in 2010, where she received a BFA in Stage Management
Zoë Mikel-Stites (Production Manager) graduated from the University of South Florida in fall 2013, and designed her first professional show in Chicago with Cave Painting Theatre in the spring of 2014. Since falling in love with the company, she has discovered her love of writing, and design, having worked as a freelance designer and technician throughout Chicago.