Tom Arvetis is the founder and producing artistic director of Adventure Stage Chicago, an award-winning professional theatre for young audiences and families at the Northwestern University Settlement House in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. With an emphasis on storytelling, critical literacy and community engagement, the company's work has been heralded by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Time Out Chicago and Chicago Parent for its dynamic and transformative theatrical experiences that activate the imagination, inspire dialogue and strengthen community among families, educators and artists. Arvetis is a playwright, director, actor, sound designer and adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University, where he received his undergraduate degree. He was a member of the American Alliance for Theatre & Education's first Theatre Leadership Institute in 2007, an Ann Shaw Fellow with TYA USA/ASSITEJ in 2009 and a finalist for a 2010 Chicago Community Trust Fellowship. Arvetis owes everything to his wife, Dana, and their three daughters.