The 89th Annual Waa-Mu Show Co-Chairs
EMMA GRIFFONE — Emma Griffone is a senior Theatre major and English Literature minor in the Music Theatre Certificate Program. Her involvement in Waa-Mu includes writing for BEYOND BELIEF, performing in MANHATTAN MIRACLE and FOR THE RECORD, being on Team Music for all three shows, and being the Company Manager and one of the Accessibility, Inclusivity, and Diversity Co-Directors for the FTR. Recent and upcoming Northwestern performance experiences include AMTP and Noisemaker’s THE GIRL WHO (The Matchmaker/Tikaani), AMTP and Alex Gemignani/Ben Steinfeld’s DIAMOND ALICE (Millie Brown), RAGTIME (Sarah’s Friend), the Northwestern and Bosnia productions of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Crystal), and FUN HOME (Alison). Emma is also a Performance and Satellite Venues Supervisor at Northwestern. She is so proud and thankful for this opportunity and cannot wait to spend the next year with her fellow Co-Chairs helping Waa-Mu grow and help it be the best that it can be for this year and generations to come.
LEO JARED SCHECK — Leo Jared Scheck is a senior from Washington, DC, majoring in Theatre and Economics. His Waa-Mu adventure began as writer for BEYOND BELIEF and later MANHATTAN MIRACLE. He continued his involvement on the Executive Board, serving as Director of Finance through the production of FOR THE RECORD. Previously,Leo worked on the Dolphin Show’s productions of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, RAGTIME, and HELLO, DOLLY!, serving as the Assistant Producer, Director of Corporate Relations and Director of Sales, respectively. He produced Arts Alliance’s sold-out production of DRY LAND in Cahn Auditorium and he was the artistic producer of the 2017 Freshman Musical, 13 THE MUSICAL. In 2018, he began working on the Marketing and Communications team for HAMILTON, covering all six productions and 72 tour markets worldwide, including the engagement in Puerto Rico and the opening of Hamilton: The Exhibition. As the Arts Alliance Production Manager, he oversaw the production of NEXT TO NORMAL this year. Leo is honored to be a Co-Chair and can’t wait to produce yet another wonderful Waa-Mu Show!
JON TOUSSAINT — Jon Toussaint is a senior studying Theatre, Musical Theatre, French, and Psychology. His journey with Waa-Mu began freshman year as a member of Waa-2, and since then he couldn’t stay away, joining the casts of BEYOND BELIEF, MANHATTAN MIRACLE, and FOR THE RECORD, as well as co-directing Waa-2 his sophomore year and working on Events and Community Programming his junior year. He is thrilled to serve as a co-chair and spend his final year at Northwestern absolutely dripping in Waa-Mu spirit! Jon is an actor, director, and choreographer. Outside of theatre, he is a food-lover and avid meditator, and helps facilitate art classes for social and emotional learning in local preschools through Open Studio Project. He spent his junior fall in Paris and serves as a NU Global Learning Ambassador. Jon is so grateful to have found the Waa-mmunity and strives to make it a welcoming, creative, joyful, empowering, and educational space for years to come! .
OLIVIA WORLEY— Olivia Worley is a senior from New Orleans, Louisiana, pursuing a Theatre major, a Business Institutions minor, and a Music Theatre Certificate. Her involvement with Waa-Mu began freshman year as a member of Waa-2 and a performer in BEYOND BELIEF, in which she made her debut as Olive the Cut Cheerleader. Since then, Olivia has been involved with Waa-Mu as a Waa-2 Co-Director, Public Relations Director, and a cast member of MANHATTAN MIRACLE (Olive the Child) and FOR THE RECORD (Olive the Intern.) Other favorite Northwestern credits include CARRIE (Carrie), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Logainne), and URINETOWN (Little Sally). When not performing, Olivia has also been a co-producer of the Jewish Theatre Ensemble’s INTO THE WOODS and Purple Crayon Players’ STEP ON A CRACK. Olivia could not be more honored to be a part of this amazing team and community, and she is so excited to be serving in this role for her final year of Waa-Mu!