is a long-time theater enthusiast and follower. Born in the Soviet Union, Oleg got exposure to Russian theater, and the Stanislavski theater system, from a very young age due to his parents. He participated in high school and local theater as a director and actor, while attending some of the best performances in the Russian theater scene. After arriving to Chicago as a refugee from the Soviet Union in 1989, he immediately embraced Chicago theater, and continues to be a devoted enthusiast. He also is fortunate to have the opportunity to travel regularly to see theater in Moscow, London and New York. He appreciates the opportunity to contribute to further advancing Chicago theater nationally and internationally. Oleg works as an information technology management professional.