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Columbia College Chicago
Mary Carpenter Rechner

Mary Carpenter Rechner

Mary Carpenter Rechner

Public Programs Coordinator

Email: mrechner@colum.edu
Phone: (312) 369-8342

In 1989 theater was an avocation for Mary Carpenter Rechner starting with improv classes at The Players Workshop of Second City. For the following few years she directed, performed and ran lights for various small improv troupes in a variety of off-off loop theaters. As a company member of Transient Theater in Uptown from 1992-96 she designed lights, sets and costumes for four seasons of plays. In the mid 1990's Mary formally studied lighting and set design at Columbia College Chicago and worked as a stagehand at The Dance Center of Columbia College as well as a freelance lighting designer for local modern dance companies. After three years at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she has returned to The Dance Center in 2002 handling contracts and residency details for the presenting season.