Kendall Karg Named Neo-Futurists's New Managing Director

The experimental Chicago ensemble hires a fundraising and community partnership leader.

Kendall Karg
Kendall Karg

CHICAGO: The Neo-Futurists have a new managing director. Kendall Karg comes to them from Chicago Children’s Theatre, where she was manager of development and community partnerships. Karg will bring skill sets from her old job to her new one: At Neo-Futurists, she will focus on the company’s marketing, financial and development initiatives.

“From my very first experience with Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind to my initial conversations with artistic and board leadership at the Neo-Futurists, I have been overwhelmed by the passion and intelligence of this company,” said Karg in a statement. “The Neo-Futurists have made a home for dialogue, hilarity, honesty—and some of Chicago’s most talented artists. I am proud to join this community of dedicated theatre-makers and honored to build upon 25 years of incredible work as we get started on our next quarter century.”

The Neo-Futurists specialize in original,  experimental and ensemble-created shows. They’re most well-known for their weekly evening of short plays Too Much Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, now in its 26th year of continuous production.

Of Karg’s appointment, artistic director Kurt Chiang said in a statement, “The Neo-Futurists are dedicated in our mission to provide an artistic home for strong theater artists, and serving our Chicago audiences with relevant, vital and fun theater on a weekly basis. In all our conversations with Kendall, she has supported that value with a resounding ‘Yes.’ Being a confident and determined person, Kendall fits right in. The entire Neo-Futurist ecosystem—ensemble, staff and board—is proud to have her as managing director.”

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