The Company

We Value Artistic Integrity, Musical Excellence, Collaboration, Community Engagement & Inclusion

Our Mission

Chicago Fringe Opera is dedicated to presenting innovative vocal works with an emphasis on new and contemporary styles, engaging with the Chicago community through intimate and immersive performance experiences, and fostering and empowering local artists.

Our Vision: Chicago Fringe Opera is at the forefront of producing dynamic contemporary vocal works in the city of Chicago.

Laura Smalley

Executive Director

George Cederquist

Artistic Director

Catherine O'Shaughnessy

Music Director

Gabriel Di Gennaro

Associate Artistic Producer

Julia Elise Hardin

Administrative Officer

Giovanna Jacques

PR Director

Brad Caleb Lee

Production Designer

Jessie Lyons

Administrative and Events Associate

Ted Nazarowski

Technical Director

Jenny Schuler

Brand, Web, & Design Director

Clarissa Parrish Short

Marketing Associate

Bridget Skaggs

Vocal Arts Associate

Jonathan Zeng

Artist & Board Liaison

Board Members

Matthew Godfrey
Sarah Geocaris
Board Member
Joshua Taylor
Board Member
Lara Yang
Board Member

Artistic Ally


Shanna Philipson
Costume Designer
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation