It is with sadness ATPAM announces the death on December 29 of Manager Member Stephen J. Albert in Chicago, IL. Brother Albert was 66 years old and had been a member of ATPAM since 1987.

Born in Kittery, Maine, Stephen attended the University of Southern California and received an MBA from the UCLA Graduate School of Management.

At the time of his death, Steve was serving as Executive Director of the Court Theatre in Chicago. Under his eight year tenure there, the theatre vastly grew its operating budget, added world premieres of new adaptations to its agenda, established the Center for Classic Theatre with the University of Chicago and expanded its relationship and engagement with the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago – where the theatre is located. Other regional theaters that benefited from his expertise were the Alley Theatre in Houston, Hartford Stage Company (CT) and the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, where he worked for a time as ATPAM Company Manager. On Broadway, Brother Albert was Associate Producer on the original production of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson in 1990.

Steve was a founding partner of Albert Hall & Associates LLC, a leading Arts Management and Consulting Firm. He also served as President of the League of Regional Theatres (LORT) and was on the board of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

He is survived by his wife Terri, daughter Jessica and his brother Larry.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held January 27 beginning at 6 pm at the Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637. (773.753.4472)

He will be missed.

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