Jeffrey Fauver will take over as communications director for Steppenwolf Theatre Co. Feb. 21. Fauver has worked as a public relations specialist with Goodman Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theate. He has led publicity campaigns for a variety of acclaimed productions, including the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning "Ruined" by Lynn Nottage (a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club); the world premiere of David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" (subsequently on Broadway); Toneelgroep Amsterdam's "Rouw Siert Electra," directed by Ivo van Hove, as part of the Goodman's 2009 international festival dedicated to the work of Eugene O'Neill; the fifth biennial Latino Theatre Festival, featuring the U.S. premiere of Cuba's Teatro Buenda; the world premieres of "The Long Red Road," directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman, starring Tom Hardy; "Magnolia" by Regina Taylor, directed by Anna Shapiro; "El Nogalar" by Tanya Saracho, directed by Cecilie Keenan; and "Passion," directed by Gary Griffin, starring Ana Gasteyer. Fauver is a board member and the former managing director of The Ruckus Theater, a storefront company dedicated to the development of new work and the artists who create it, based in Rogers Park. He also has served on panels for the Illinois Arts Council, the planning committee for the Tessitura Learning Community Conference and the junior board of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Fauver has a degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
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