26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Behind the curtain

Behind the Curtain

Our audience sees impressive shows and events that occur on stage, but so much goes on behind the scenes to make those shows possible. Here’s a list of the individuals who work so hard behind the curtain.

The Advisory Council assists the Board of Directors in obtaining outside options on important matters concerning the operations of the theatre. Members of the Council come from a wide array of businesses and political backgrounds as well as former Raue Center Board members.

  • Pamela Althoff, Illinois State Senator
  • Susen Berg
  • Bob Blazier
  • Cort Carlson
  • Helen Comiskey
  • Tim Curran
  • Paula Dorion-Gray
  • Richard L. Emery
  • Jane Franz
  • Steve Houston
  • Peter Kunz
  • Erv LeCoque
  • Jack Minsley
  • Dave Rogers
  • Aaron T. Shepley, Mayor of Crystal Lake
  • Matthew Turk
  • Kris Underwood
  • Verla Wehde


Executive Committee:

  • Tim Paul, Board President
  • John Jacobsen, Vice President
  • William Schmiel, Secretary
  • Chuck Stevens, Treasurer
  • Luanne Flavin
  • Chris Gray
  • John Green
  • Brad Johnson
  • Mike H. Johnson
  • Kevin Korpak
  • Allison McCain
  • Stacey McInerney
  • Jack Minsley
  • Rich Naponelli
  • Susan Olavarria
  • Sandra Pierce
  • Steven Szalaj


WSR/Raue Staff:
Richard Kuranda, executive director/wsr founding artistic director
Carolyn Voss, director of production
Caitlin I. Quinn, general manager
Miriam Naponelli, marketing director
Michele V. Knight, marketing manager
James Knight, economic development manager
Janie Ragsdale, institutional development associate
Ariana DeGenova, house manager
Matt Claypool, facilities manager/master electrician
Sebastian Woldt, sound supervisor

Part-Time Staff/Seasonal:
Amanda Flahive, sage studio project manager
Luanne Flavin, special events coordinator
Jeanne Slater, group sales coordinator/box office manager
Mitchell Dziewior, box office
Amber Johnson, box office
Matt Wrbanek, box office

Poet in Residence: Egan Click

Raue Theatre

Raue Center For The Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts.

26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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