Stefan Brün (Founder and executive director. Knows everybody and maybe everything? Need a fact-check.)
Olivia Lilley (Artistic Director. Honestly, how would anybody get anything done without her?)
Olivia Lilley is a screenwriter, director, playwright, and producer who came up in Chicago’s DIY and Storefront Theatre scenes. In addition to running Prop, she is also a Board Member at The National New Play Network and the founding Artistic Director of The Runaways Lab Theatre (Voted Best New Theatre Company in the Chicago Reader’s Best of 2014). She teaches at DePaul’s Theatre School, The Playwright’s Center, Chicago Dramatists, and The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. Olivia attended Carnegie Mellon School of Drama for Directing, and Interlochen Arts Academy for Music Composition. She is currently working on her MFA in Screenwriting from The University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Persephone Van Ort (Associate Artistic Director, ride-or-die stranger.)
Associate Artistic Director
Persephone Van Ort (they/it/co) is a trans, white artist and writer living in colonized Chicago. Its work has been featured with the Neofuturists, Walkabout Theatre, Sixty Inches From Center and others. They follow narrative threads and language about liminality, transformation, and spirals. Co is currently developing a play about art, violence, and what it would take to change one person’s mind, what it would take to give up power.
KEITH FORT (Chair)
AASHISH MEWADA (Treasurer)
MICHAEL BRUN (Secretary)