City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Hires John Rich as Theater and Dance Coordinator


John Rich has been hired as the theater and dance coordinator in the Programming Division at the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events – where he will help shape the Year of Chicago Theatre initiative and manage a portfolio of performing arts programs. Most recently, Rich was the Manager of Performance for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s stage series of dance, theatre, and music. Previously he was the Director of the Guild Literary Complex, a cross-cultural presenting organization in Chicago, founded the Chicago Book Expo in 2011, and served as the last company manager for Goat Island Performance Group.