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Lydia Milman Schmidt

Chicago director and educator, founder Parents in Chicago Theatre, Chief Chicago Rep Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL)

Lydia is a director and educator in Chicago and a mother of three. She founded Parents in Chicago Theatre, a research and advocacy organization. She also serves as the Chief Rep for Chicago in the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL), a national network and resource hub for parents working in the performing arts. She has an MFA in theatre directing from East 15 Acting School in London and teaches at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. lydiamilmanschmidt.com

How Your Theatre Can Become a More Equitable Employer of Parents and Caregivers
event poster for PAAL conversation on equity for parents and caregivers.
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How Your Theatre Can Become a More Equitable Employer of Parents and Caregivers

A Forward-Looking Solutions-Based Conversation with Chicago Arts Leaders and Organizers

Tuesday 1 November 2022
Chicago, IL
Radical Inclusion of Parent Artists
Essay

Radical Inclusion of Parent Artists

5 December 2018

Lydia Milman Schmidt, founder of the advocacy group Parents in Chicago Theatre, looks at the progressive policies Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has in place when it comes to working with parent artists on production.

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