Jacqueline Stone

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

2017 Gentle (Artistic Director)
2016 The Edge of Our Bodies (Director)
2015 Music Hall (Artistic Director)
2014 The Anyway Cabaret (an animal cabaret) (Director)
2013 The Silent Language (Director)
2012 Fulton Street Sessions
2011 The Wedding (remount) (The Wife)
2010 Baal (Emilie)
2010 The Wedding (The Wife)
2009 Uncle Vanya (Sonya)
2008 Uncle Vanya (Sonya)
2005 Still Life in Color (Other Girl)
2005 Birds (various)
2004 The Sweet Little Prince (various)
2003 Alice (various)
2002 The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other (various)
1996 The Wedding/The Chalk Cross/The Beggar (Wife)

Jacqueline Stone is honored to be a co-founder and the current Artistic Director of TUTA. As an actress, she has appeared in numerous TUTA productions including The Wedding (1996, 2010, 2011), The Hour, Alice, Little Prince, Birds, Still Life In Color, Uncle Vanya (2008, 2009), Baal, and Fulton Street Sessions.  Most recently, she directed TUTA's productions of The Edge of Our Bodies, The Anyway Cabaret (an animal cabaret)and The Silent Language.  Other Chicago theatres she has worked with include Chicago Dramatists, The Second City, Prop Thtr, DCASE, 20% Theatre Company, WNEP Theatre, New Leaf Theatre Co., BackStage Theatre Co., Brown Couch Theatre Co., and Improv Olympic.

In addition to TUTA, Stone also currently serves as the Artistic Director of Emerald City Theatre Company, Chicago's largest professional theatre serving young audiences.  Stone has directed many productions at ECT, including this past season's Junie B. Jones, The Snowy Day & Other Stories, and Mother Goose's Garden.  This fall she will direct Ken Ludwig's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas at The Broadway Playhouse.

Jacqueline is the co-founder of Sirens, the longest running all-female improv group in the country.  She has appeared in over 200 original shows with them.

She has been a faculty member at The Second City, TUTA, Columbia College, and served as the Education Director for Emerald City Theatre Company for twelve years. Having taught all over the world for more than 15 years, some of her favorite freelance teaching jobs have included The Faculty of Dramatic Arts (Belgrade, Serbia), Sprout Improv (UK), Chicago Improv Festival, Miami Improv Festival, AATE National Conference, Ford Motor Company, Duke University's FUQUA School of Business, Young President's Association, UCLA, and University of Chicago.


TUTA is partially supported by Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Light A City Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City Arts I and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, The Saints, and Promet Source.