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About Me

Arik Beatty

SkyDeck Chicago, 2011

Arik is a producer, director, and actor working in live theater and film. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Brown University (2010) and is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Four Frogs Productions.

Growing up north of Chicago in Wilmette, IL, Arik attended New Trier High School. While at New Trier, he played the oboe in several orchestras and wind ensembles, took as many science classes as he could, and acted many plays, including the annual Shakespeare Workshop.

While at Brown, Arik started out as a Neuroscience concentrator. However, his passion for theater and the joy he took in working on all aspects of theater (including serving on the producing boards of Production Workshop and Shakespeare on the Green), led him to change his concentration to Theatre Arts. Arik directed plays such as The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, and The Last Five Years, and co-created a Brown Motion Pictures (formerly Brown TV) show called Mt. Olympus.

During his senior year, Arik started an internship at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm), which quickly turned into a second family. Upon graduation, he began working part-time in The Gamm’s marketing department. At that time he also began working at another small arts non-profit, WaterFire Providence, first in the volunteer department and later in the media department.

Outside of his professional work as an administrator, Arik also creates live theater and short film with Four Frogs Productions and other groups in the community. Four Frogs was born out of a desire to explore creative work with trusted collaborators. Since its inception, Four Frogs has produced three plays and five short films. Please visit the Four Frogs website to learn more.

Currently, I live in Skokie, IL with my new puppy, Misha. You can follow her on Instagram.