Michele V. Anderson (she/her/hers) has been with Lookingglass Theatre Company since January 2007 and after three years as Director of Finance and Administration, became their General Manager. She is the deputy to the Executive Director and participates in many long range and strategic projects. Her primary activities include directly overseeing the business office and human resources needs for the organization.
Her over 20 years of experience in arts management include nearly ten years as Director of Finance & Administration at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Business Manager of the International Theatre Festival of Chicago, and numerous short-term consulting and freelance positions with Writers Theatre, About Face Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Gateway Green, and Storycatchers Theatre.
After receiving both a B.A. in theatre and a B.S. in business administration from Indiana University, Michele started her career in Chicago working for the for-profit producers Cullen Henaghan & Platt as a company manager on various productions including Pump Boys and Dinettes, Driving Miss Daisy, Shirley Valentine, and Steel Magnolias.
Michele also has an M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia College Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her husband Ken Olson.
Bio as of 2017