The 87th Annual Waa-Mu Show Co-Chairs
MAXWELL BEER — Maxwell Beer is a senior Theatre major and Sociology minor, in the Playwriting Module and Music Theatre Certificate. His involvement with Waa-Mu started as a freshmen with the group Waa-2, and then he served as a Head Writer for ANOTHER WAY WEST (2016) and BEYOND BELIEF: A SUPERHERO STORY (2017). Professionally Maxwell has worked as a marketing intern for Davenport Theatrical on Deaf West’s SPRING AWAKENING and DADDY LONG LEGS. He also produced the 2017 Northwestern Songwriters Showcase at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City. Some performing credits include LOST IN YONKERS, THE NORMAL HEART, RENT, ROCKNE, and MICHAEL COLLINS. Maxwell is the co-music director of The Bix and the Development Director of The Jewish Theatre Ensemble. Max is beyond excited to continuing working on The Waa-Mu Show with the most brilliant team of co-chairs, writers, and exec-board members.
KAJA BURKE-WILLIAMS — Kaja Burke-Williams is a Senior Theatre major and economics minor, in the Music Theatre Certificate Program. She began her involvement with The Waa-Mu Show as a member of Waa-2 her freshman year. She has continued to be involved as a member of the cast in ANOTHER WAY WEST and BEYOND BELIEF: A SUPERHERO, and as the Co-Development Director for the 86th annual Waa-Mu Show. Some favorite Northwestern performance credits include: COMPANY(April), Adam Gwon’s THE PROXY MARRIAGE, AMTP and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s ATLANTIC: AMERICA & THE GREAT WAR, SWEET CHARITY(Ursula), MY FAIR LADY(Eliza), and INTO THE WOODS. Kaja is thrilled to be working with the other three Co-Chairs and with the whole Waa-Mu family! She is passionate about what Waa-Mu does for Northwestern and the community at large and loves the organization wholeheartedly.
SARAH OHLSON — This past year, she worked with the marketing team as Public Relations Director in addition to serving on the summer and fall creative teams and performing in BEYOND BELIEF. Additional administrative experiences include: working as Communications Director for Sit & Spin Productions, Social Media Coordinator for Broadway in Chicago’s Marketing Practicum: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, production intern at THE GOODWIFE (CBS), and producing LYRICS THAT LAST 2017. Recent performance credits include: COMPANY, The Who’s TOMMY, Adam Gwon’s THE PROXY MARRIAGE, BEYOND BELIEF: A SUPERHERO STORY, THE GREAT GATSBY, and HAIR. Sarah cannot wait to continue the incredible work done by eighty-six previous sets of co-chairs, and looks forward to helping the amazing Waa-Mu community bring another inspiring show to life!
ANDREW RESTIERI — Andrew Restieri is a senior Theatre major with a minor in Business Institutions. His involvement with Waa-Mu only began last year, where he served on the Executive Board as both Production Manager and Treasurer, along with being in the cast of BEYOND BELIEF. Additionally, he produced the annual Songwriters’ Showcase in New York City. On campus, he has produced HEATHERS THE MUSICAL for Arts Alliance and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE for the Jewish Theatre Ensemble. He also proudly serves as the Executive Director of Arts Alliance. Professionally, he has recently completed internships at Amazon Studios and Goldman Sachs. Andrew could not be more excited for this incredible and unique opportunity, and can’t wait to work with an incredible team of collaborators to make the 87th Annual Waa-Mu Show the best one yet.