I joined the Board of 16th Street Theater in March of 2020 but have been coming to their productions on a regular basis for the last five years; hopefully my expertise as an attorney will be helpful to them. I have been impressed with the quality of their productions: they are from the Berwyn community but do world class work, they give a voice to playwrights from different cultures, and the plays transcend time and place. Seeing a production of a work in a small space is special and if I can help them achieve their goals I would be happy.
As an attorney I have worked with several other theater companies including Pegasus which promotes an opportunity for high school students to have their plays produced.. I have worked to promote social justice both for my clients and for society; currently, I work with the Afro American Contractor Association and represent many people trying to save their homes and apartments. My fellow attorneys have designated me as a SuperLawyer, a designation reserved for the top 2% of the attorneys. I am on the Board of IVI IPO and was a founding member of the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. I have also been an advisor to numerous ethnic associations.
Hopefully when we move to our new space on Harlem we can have more community interaction.