Our Board and staff
JOHN CAPAUL, Board President
John Capaul has worked as a marketing and project management professional for many years, garnering a wide spectrum of business experience with some unusually deep subject matter expertise. Currently, he has the title of Director of Special Projects at Fusion92 (an independent, Chicago-based ad agency), which means he manages the firm's largest client, and literally anything else that is sensitive, complex or needs to be expedited. John loves small stage theater, going so far as to create Chicago Theater Meetup in December 2015, collect nearly 600 members in seven months, and host hundreds of performances each year.
SANDRA SMYCZ, Board Vice-President
Sandra Smycz has worked in education for sixteen years. During that time, she has served as a high school English teacher, theatre teacher, director, choreographer, and reading specialist. She currently serves as the Director of Literacy at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, working with students and teachers to more fully embed literacy across all classes and curricula.
As a theatre educator, Sandra is delighted to serve as Board Vice-President for the Interrobang Theatre Project. With experience ranging from directing to dramaturgy, stage managing to producing, she is excited to help ITP move forward as a force to be reckoned with in the Chicago theatre scene. Sandra holds a Masters in Reading from St. Xavier University, and a Masters in Directing from Roosevelt University.
ELIZABETH VERZO, Board Treasurer
Elizabeth Verzo, MS, RD, LDN earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI and her Master of Science degree in Dietetics from Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL. She completed the dietetic internship from Loyola University Chicago and has been licensed as a Registered Dietitian since 2009. Additionally, she has certificates in weight management for children & adolescents, and adults.
Verzo works as an Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Educator, serving low-resource audiences in the south suburbs and south city of Chicago, IL.
Prior to her work with Extension, she worked with a WIC program in Chicago, IL. She is deeply rooted in community nutrition and feels the greatest benefit to working with any audience, particularly limited resource audiences, is helping them achieve an improved quality of life.
She enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, and is an avid theatre goer. She spends free time becoming immersed in Chicago small stage theatre, and enjoys being transported to another time period and watching the live dynamics between actors on stage.
ELANA ELYCE, Artistic Producer
Originally from Detroit, MI, Elana is an actor, director, coach, writer and occasional producer. Her name is pronounced [el ah na]. She first met Interrobang as a cast member of The Argument in 2012 and didn’t want to leave. Subsequently, she produced Here Lies Henry (2012), Hot N’ Throbbing (2012) and Speaking in Tongues (2013). Since landing in Chicago in 2007, besides ITP, she has been honored to work with many amazing folks at lots of theatres that let her play on their stages, including The House Theatre of Chicago, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre (Evanston), Eclipse, Remy Bummpo, Stage Left & Theatre Seven (a collaboration), The Yard/Raven Theatre, Lincoln Square, Twenty Percent, Prologue, Stockyards Theatre Project, and Strangeloop Theatre. She is also a Member/Business Manager of The Chicago Inclusion Project and likes long walks on the beach at sunset. www.elanaelyce.net
MARGARET KNAPP, Literary Manager
Margaret is new to the Interrobang Theatre Project family and is happy to be working as their Literary Manager. A proud member of Actors’ Equity since 1992, Margaret has acted at various theaters in the Midwest such as the Apollo here in Chicago, Drury Lane-Oakbrook, The Unicorn Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, and The Human Race Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Her directing credits include: Uncle Vanya, Honey Brown Eyes, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Rhinoceros, Museum by Tina Howe, and 12th Night. Margaret also teaches Speech, Acting, and Comparative Literature at various colleges in Illinois.