Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company has appointed Rachel L. Fink as its new executive director beginning February 19. Fink succeeds Rachel Kraft, who stepped down as executive director after 12 years with the company; she will join Lookingglass Artistic Director Heidi Stillman in co-leading the theatre.
Fink is the former managing director of San Francisco’s Theatre Bay Area and, before that, she spent 16 years at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
“I have long been a fan of Lookingglass Theatre Company and am incredibly privileged to join the team,” says Fink in a statement. “When experiencing Lookingglass’ work, I always deeply trust the journey I’m about to begin—one that is imaginative, rooted in narrative, and with a particularly rigorous worldview. Not only have I experienced the thrill of watching a Lookingglass production unfold as an audience member, I have also had the pleasure of witnessing and curating those powerful moments with thousands of audience members during my tenure at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. It is transformative. Whether athletic and reflective or playful and challenging, the work always contains a magic which resonates collectively.
“I am thrilled to join an organization whose values and approach to excellence matches my own and I eagerly look forward to our work together in a community which shows up and values its arts.”
“I am thrilled to be partnering with Rachel. She is clear-headed and whip-smart. We knew of Rachel from her long-time stellar work at Berkeley Rep, a company that Lookingglass has partnered with many times over the years,” adds Stillman. We think she is a great match for us at this point in our trajectory as an ensemble theatre company. Rachel will be a great asset in the larger Chicago theatre community as well.”
For more information on Lookingglass Theatre Company, visit LookingGlasstheatre.org.