Kelly Kleiman is a freelance writer on the arts, feminism, travel and social justice. Her reportage and essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor, among other dailies; in magazines including In These Times and Dance; in the alternative press; and on Chicago Public Radio. She reviews theater in Chicago on the Huffington Post and as one of the Dueling Critics. She is also editor and publisher of The Nonprofiteer, a blog about charity, philanthropy and nonprofit management. She holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Chicago.
Jonathan Abarbanel is Chair of the American Theatre Critics Association, the only nationwide organization for professional theatre critics. He reviews for the weekly Windy City Times newspaper and for TheaterMania.com, and is senior writer for Chicago Footlights, the widely-distributed monthly program magazine. His reviews and reportage have been published nationally in American Theatre, Back Stage, Show Music and Variety among many others. His own plays, libretti, lyrics and revue sketches have been performed in Chicago at the Center for New Music, Court Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory, Theatre BAM! and The Second City. His work also has been produced at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Westside Theatre (Off-Broadway), at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and broadcast on WFMT. He teaches theatre at the School of Theatre & Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago.