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Shari Schlachter

Development Manager

Shari Schlachter joined Child’s Play Touring Theatre in 2008 to assist with marketing and communications.  She now oversees a variety of functions including grant writing and development.  Prior to Child’s Play, she worked for Chicago Tribune Media Group as both an Account Executive and Sales Supervisor for the newspaper.  Her advertising and marketing experience also includes positions in account management and media buying at several Chicago ad agencies.  She is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an advocate for the arts.

Abha Kapila

Booking Manager

Abha Kapila was thrilled to join Child's Play Touring Theatre in 2009.   She graduated from Ball State University with a concentration in Finance and Marketing.  Prior to joining the company she was consulting with various small and medium size businesses.   She is looking forward in assisting on all the Young Authors’ projects and in helping to promote the innovative educational, international programming Child’s Play offers.

Michael Podagrosi

Website Developer/Manager

As the second offspring from June and Victor, Michael is the little brother to Child’s Play.   He has focused his time and energy into bringing the website to a higher level of usability by completely remaking it.  Having almost no experience in designing and developing websites, Michael fueled his many nights of confusion and mistrials with the passion his parents had for children’s theatre and love for his older brother who is Child’s Play Touring Theatre.

Michael is now working part-time as web manager while also pursuing his own goals as a multimedia specialist and martial artist in Brooklyn, New York.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding the website to Michael’s email address –