Parents in Chicago Theatre

Working to keep parents working


I'm the founder of Parents in Chicago Theatre (PICT), an advocacy organization working toward inclusion of parents and people with caring responsibilities in the theatre industry in Chicago through research, advocacy and support. We also provide a way to connect parents with existing resources in Chicago and nationwide.


2017 Report, Barriers to Work for Parents in Chicago Theatre.
2019 Report, on Lost Voices



I'm the Chicago Chief Rep for the Parent Artist Advocacy League, a nationwide organization making great strides towards inclusion. The Chicago forum on Initiatives and Solutions was held on July 14, 2018 at Vagabond School for the Arts.

Check out my interview on the PAAL Podcast!


© 2013 by Lydia Milman Schmidt


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