Tony Adams is a Chicago based theatre artist, husband and father, and artistic director of Halcyon Theatre. He’s been lucky enough to amass hundreds of credits over the past twenty years as (in alphabetical order) an actor, designer, director, producer and writer. He has spoken at national and local conferences including: ATHE, The Chicago Anti-Conference, The Chicago Theatre Symposium and more. Topics have included: The work of Maria IrĂ©ne Fornes, New Play development and small theatres, Inclusive strategies for expanding the Canon, developing and producing women writers, building inclusive programming, Producing classic and classical women writers, Ghettoization in Chicago Theatre, The pros and cons of community-specific programming, Balancing parenthood in the arts. He has served on selection committees for PlayPenn City of Chicago DCASE Individual Artists Grant Program and more. He has worked as a consultant with other non-profit organizations on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in programming and delivery of programs; Community building, community partnerships and engagement; Developing co-productions, including contracts and best practices; Re-branding, Digital Strategy, and Visual Identity creation; and using data to measure and shape programming strategy.