Burt Chaikin is extremely excited to be a part of the Cardinal Theatre Productions Board! Originally from a suburb right outside of Chicago, Illinois, he is a Sophomore Critical Studies major in the School of Cinematic Arts, but has loved being able to continue his passion for theatre and other art forms throughout his time here at USC. When he is not working with CTP to share the story of RENT, he listening to the stories of others through his work as co-founder and co-director of USC's improvisational Playback Theatre troupe, which re-creates audience members' stories from all walks of life. He is also a member of Troy Camp, USC's largest philanthropy, and is able to share his love for the university with prospective students as a Tour Guide for the Admission Center. As a side note, he loves making smoothies and movies...or both at the same time. He can't wait to see what's in store for CTP and to work with such an amazing team.