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Annoyance Theatre Hires New Managing Director
Nov 5, 2012


Annoyance Theatre in ChicagoChicago's Annoyance Theatre, which recently celebrated its 25th year as the city's most prolific and long-standing creator of subversive original theatre, has announced the hiring of Jonathan Silver to serve as its new Managing Director.

Silver is the founder of the former Studio 44 theatre, and has been performing, writing, directing and producing theater for nearly 15 years. A Michigan native, Jon majored in Film, Media and Creative Writing at Western Michigan University before moving to Chicago. He has studied comedy at Second City, iO, ComedySportz and The Annoyance. Jon performs in various groups around Chicago including The Playground, One Group Mind, and ImprovAcadia.

Silver takes over the managing director position from Tyler Wolff-Ormes, who has been in the role for the past five years. Wolff-Ormes' official departure is November 20, and his new job will be Music Director on the NCL Epic cruise ship for The Second City.

"We're sorry to see Tyler leave as he has been integral to the operation of our theatre, as well as a good friend." said Jennifer Estlin, Annoyance president.

Mick Napier, founder and creative director added, "While I'm sorry to see Tyler go, I'm excited for him to have the opportunity to explore his more creative side - he'll have a great time on the Epic. Did you know he's a juggler, too?"

Estlin continued, "We look forward to Jon joining our theatre. He has the variety of experiences and talents needed for such a challenging position. We're confident he can hit the ground running and will make a great addition to our ensemble."


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