john rooney, core facilitator
John Rooney is an educator, facilitator, and activist currently residing in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to his work with artEquity, he is the Education and Leadership Programs Coordinator at Steppenwolf Theatre. Previously he was the Associate Director of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Associate Artistic Director at Red Tape Theatre, and the Executive Assistant to the Dean at The Theatre School at DePaul University. As a freelance artist, John directed Rules of Comedy in the Humana Festival of New American Plays, was the Associate Director for The Christians at Actors Theatre of Louisville/Playwrights Horizons and Glory of the World at Actors Theatre of Louisville, in addition to numerous directing and producing opportunities in Chicago. John is also a proud alumnus of artEquity's Facilitator Training program.