Associate Playwright


Chad is a Los Angeles-based playwright, actor and producer, and a founding member of LRP. Now he runs Trap Street LA, a new collective of playwrights creating unexpected live events in the hidden corners of Los Angeles. He likes to write about liars, the ghosts of religion, and the ways we search for and define our families. When he’s not making theatre, he’s usually making cocktails.


Associate Director


Damon directed Refinished, Under the Table, and Jennifer Rumberger’s The Bride, both as part of Three Stories and in the Chicago Fringe. He also co-created Thou Proud Dream: An Adaptation of Henry V with Jenni Lamb. Damon now lives in Boston where he directs and teaches at Emerson College and elsewhere, and has a blog with HowlRound about immersive theatre and social responsibility.


Associate Director


A New York transplant and Northwestern MFA director, Jess has worked with The House Theatre, The Music Theatre Company, Strange Tree Group, Victory Gardens, Griffin, Strawdog, Steppenwolf/NU (in the inaugural Next Up! Series), Adventure Stage, and Louder Than a Bomb, among others. Jess McLeod directed the entirety of Last Call, and was a creative consultant for Artifacts.


Associate Playwright


Jennifer Rumberger is a playwright, an actress, and a founding member of Living Room Playmakers. Recently, she has worked with Redmoon Theater, Chicago Dramatists, and The Gift Theatre. She previously attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has worked as an actress in London, New York, Toronto, and Chicago. She is the one who knocks.



Former Intern


Carolyn E. M. Gibney was LRP’s first intern. She’s currently a student in the Masters of Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford, concentrating in poetry. An editor by day, she lives near Chicago with her wife, their cat, and an obscene number of books.


Former Marketing Intern


Mercedes Lake is a graduate of Northwestern’s Writing for the Screen + Stage program. Before that, she was a stand-up comedian performing around New England. When she’s not marketing for Living Room Playmakers, she’s playing Dungeons & Dragons, hanging out with her cat, and searching for the perfect taco recipe.


Former Production Intern


Thomas Murphey is an MFA guy at Northwestern. He writes plays and films now. Earlier, he went to Bard College and studied German with a focus on literary translation. He’s a Fulbright Scholar and a Scorpio.

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