Danielle Malenock is thrilled to take over as The Playground's Production Manager! Originally from Edison Park, Danielle graduated with a BA in Acting from The University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. During a bout of the post-grad blues, Danielle wrote and produced two plays, one with The Playground and another with Rhinofest 2019. From there was born Theatre of the Beyond, a resident company at The Playground, specializing in multi-genre audience involvement. Danielle runs "Bun in the Oven", a monthly staged reading series with a focus on feedback and new play development. One of the backbones of the Chicago art scene is improv and comedy, which will continue to flourish at The Playground Theater, as it has since 1997. Danielle hopes to further The Playground's spirit of creation and play by curating a safe space for all artists to bring their ideas to life. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @dmalenock, and her company TOTB at @theatreofthebeyond on Instagram and Facebook.