Allied Live is a full service marketing and advertising agency representing numerous Broadway touring shows, venues, retail centers, lifestyle brands and attractions throughout North America. Allied Live is the live entertainment division of Allied Integrated Marketing (AIM). In partnership with AIM and their 20 offices throughout North America, we work with clients across more than 100 markets serviced on the ground by AIM.
As the Agency of Record for many top cultural attractions in the Chicago market, we have a deep knowledge and understanding of the local and tourist market in and around Chicago. We have extensive experience working with long running productions (Million Dollar Quartet), well known cultural institutions (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lookingglass Theatre Company) visiting touring productions (The Book of Mormon) and lifestyle clients (Mario Tricoci Salons and Spas, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, Fitness Formula Clubs).
Cathy Taylor Public Relations is an intentionally-small public relations firm dedicated to promoting the exceptional quality and diversity of Chicago’s theater scene. Specializing in theater with a mix of non-profit and commercial clients since 2007, CTPR has represented Lookingglass Theatre Company, A Red Orchid Theatre, American Blues Theater, Black Ensemble Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Second City, Victory Gardens Theater and Writers Theatre, as well as Million Dollar Quartet, the League of Chicago Theatres and The Joyce Foundation, among others. CTPR is a full-service firm that works as an extension of each client’s staff, securing and managing press, promotional events and appearances to ensure high quality print, radio, television and online features, news stories and positioning pieces for the client.
CTPR is helmed by founder and president Cathy Taylor, who has more than 20 years of experience in arts and culture publicity, having served as the Director of Publicity and Communications at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Vice President of The Silverman Group, and Kelsey Moorhouse, Vice President of CTPR since 2013.
Jenny Halpern is an artist living and working in Chicago. She recently earned her post-baccalaureate degree in painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and is currently an MFA candidate there. Her work has been shown at several galleries around the city, including the Hyde Park Art Center, CNL Projects, Terrain Exhibitions, and Woman Made Gallery.
As a graphic designer, Jenny has worked at Ogilvy & Mather and SAIC’s marketing and communications department and has partnered with other cultural institutions such as Steppenwolf Theater and Illinois Humanities. She is excited to be a part of Lookingglass Theatre Company. jennyhalpern.com
Artistic Associate Scott Silberstein and his Emmy-winning team at HMS Media have been supporting Lookingglass for years by contributing their expertise to capture the singular visual style of Lookingglass on film and video. Notable projects include the 20th Anniversary retrospective video and a full-length multicamera version of the inaugural Water Tower Water Works production, Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel about the American Obsession. More information at www.hmsmedia.com.
Sean Williams began working with Lookingglass in 2008 to shoot the 20th Anniversary Ensemble Photo. Since then, he has provided promotional and archival photography for Hephaestus, Around the World in 80 Days, Nelson Algren: For Keeps and A Single Day, Lookingglass Alice and the 2008-09 Season. He continues to shoot the pre-production promotional photography for Lookingglass. Working in both digital and traditional photographic mediums, Sean’s unique perspective provides a compelling element to the visual identity of Lookingglass. More information at seanwill.com.