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Kaiser Ahmed

Artistic Director of Jackalope Theatre Company, Chicago, IL

A director, producer, teacher, and actor. Kaiser is Artistic Director of Jackalope Theatre Company where he served as Founding Artistic Director from 2008 to 2011. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and raised in mid-Michigan, Kaiser holds a BA in Theatre Directing from Columbia College. Named on NewCity’s “Players 2019: Fifty People Who Really Perform For Chicago”, Kaiser's has worked at Steppenwolf, Goodman, Northlight, American Blues, Artistic Home, Steep, Broken Nose, and many other fantastic Chicago Theatres. He is a 2016-17 Victory Gardens Directors Inclusion Initiative recipient, a 2015-16 Eugene O’Neill National Directors Fellowship Finalist, a proud member of SDC, SAG-AFTRA, and represented by Gray Talent Group. More: http://kaiserahmed.org


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Cascade of Change: Transitioning in Crisis

Cascade of Change: Transitioning in Crisis

Regina Victor and Kaiser Ahmed in Conversation

26 October 2021

Regina Victor, artistic director of Slideshow Theatre Company, and Kaiser Ahmed, artistic director of Jackalope Theatre Company, discuss the joys and challenges of stepping into their Chicago-based positions as theatres across the United States recalibrate their programming.