Sarah Mostad is in her 17th year of teaching in Chicago, her 14th in CPS. Ms. Mostad started with the Advanced Arts Program back in the fall of 2011 co-teaching Honors Theatre Arts.
Ms. Mostad won the Heart of The Schools Award with the Archdiocese of Chicago, was nominated for a Golden Apple Award, and has won several grants over the years to bring various projects to her various schools. Ms Mostad partners with several area theatres including Steppenwolf, Goodman, Court Theatre, Pegasus Theatre Chicago and has additional educational relationships with Victory Gardens and Rivendell theatre. As a board member, Ms. Mostad serves as president of the board with Pegasus Theatre Chicago and Secretary with Akvavit theatre, a theatre company dedicated to contemporary Scandinavian theatre. In her past life, Ms. Mostad assistant directed, stage managed, acted, directed, and produced around the Chicagoland area.
One of Ms. Mostad's greatest joys is seeing alums from the AAP program growing their careers in Chicago theatre scene and beyond. They are bring their talents and activist hearts to rising generations of theatre artists. Be seen. Be heard!
Tyrone Phillips is the founding Artistic Director of Chicago’s Definition Theatre and currently leading a capital campaign for the organization's new home in Woodlawn. Named one of Newcity's Players—the 50 leaders of Chicago’s theater, dance, opera and comedy culture of 2020, he is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has also studied abroad at Shakespeare’s Globe. As a first generation Jamaican-American, Tyrone is passionate about equity and inclusion in the entertainment industry and has completed advanced anti-racism training to lead change in our community through education.