Dylan Parkes (T’08)

Summer 2012 - Dylan Parkes (T’08) arrived in Chicago in 2009 with a small sack of coins and a dream, and sought employment in the place where any young artist would: restaurants. He has since worked in some of the top Michelin-starred shops in the city, but his art has still been his focus. In late 2009, he founded a small production company, Sour Mash Productions, with fellow alums Gretchen Wright and Martin Zimmerman. They are committed to multi-genre art production without the limits of a "season." They recently worked at the DCA public theatre downtown on a devised piece helmed by Mr. Zimmerman. He also recently joined another Duke Alum company, Abraham Werewolf. (See Hooks, Bischoff and Mendoza)