CAROLYN (CJ) HYLAND

is a lifelong theater lover who fell in love with the drama, pageantry and stimulation only live theater can provide. Though a Project Manager and Fiber Artist by trade, theater has always been CJ’s avocation. Over the years, she has volunteered with many theater groups using her skills in fiber art to assist with props, costumes and scenic design. She is also always looking to expand her knowledge of and education about theater, and has taken many classes and workshops, most recently on the subjects of play staging, play analysis and theater critique. CJ and her husband are patrons and supporters of many theater companies throughout the Chicagoland area and during the year before she joined the Jeff Awards, they attended over 350 shows. In addition to theater, CJ loves attending dance performances, concerts and just about any form of artistic entertainment.