Representing the LCA Performing Arts Client

Representing the LCA Performing Arts Client:

Sexual Harassment in the Performing Arts (2.0 CLE Hours)

Selected Topics and Model Agreements Covered in Video and Materials

Quid Pro Quo Harassment

Hostile Work Environment

Title VII and the EEOC

Illinois Human Rights Act

Cook County Human Rights Ordinance

Chicago Human Rights Ordinance

Chicago Theatre Standards

Model Artistic and Personnel Handbooks

Model Sexual Harassment Policies


Speaker Biographies:

Laura Fisher

Actor and Activist - Coordinator of the Chicago Theatre Standards

  • Co-Founder: Not In Our House and Coordinator of Chicago Theatre Standards
  • Frequent speaker on NIOH, currently adopted by 100+ theaters
  • Award-winning Chicago -based actor and activist
  • Acted in dozens of theaters including Steppenwolf, Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Northlight, and theaters abroad
  • Extensive film and TV credits, including Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Sense8, and Empire
  • Member: AEA and SAG-AFTRA
  • Awards and recognitions: Hallie Flanagan Award (Stage Left); WREN Award (Rivendell Theatre); Illinois Arts Foundation, US National Committee for UN Women (Chicago Chapter)

Gary H. Glaser

Shareholder - Littler Mendelson P.C.

  • Shareholder: Littler Mendelson P.C., formerly a partner at Seyfarth Shaw (New York)
  • Practices in all aspects of labor and employment relations law and related litigation, including employment discrimination and harassment issues
  • Represents and counsels a broad base of clients in various industries including theater and the arts
  • Recognition: Best Lawyers in America©, 2019
  • Recipient: Inaugural “Service to Off-Broadway” Award, 26th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards (NYC 2011)
  • Speaker on prevention of sexual harassment in performing arts organizations, including “MeToo, Times Up: Sexual Harassment in Orchestras” (League of American Orchestras Conference 2018)

Sarah R. Marmor

Partner - Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

  • Founding partner: Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, one of the largest women-owned law firms in the US
  • Heads Scharf Banks Marmor’s Employment Counseling and Litigation Practice
  • Litigation and counseling all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, diversity initiatives and best employment practices
  • Speaker: "Employment Issues Facing Theaters" (LCA-LoCT 2017)
  • Quoted in "At Profiles Theatre the drama - and abuse - is real" (Chicago Reader, June 2016)

Sarah Venuti Yates

Director of Human Resources - Joffrey Ballet

  • Director: Human Resources, The Joffrey Ballet
  • 14+ years of HR experience with non-profit and performing arts organizations, including the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway in Chicago.
  • Member: Diversity & Inclusion Board Committee, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
  • Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • Strategic business partner, providing succession planning, professional development, and leadership coaching through a lens of equity and inclusion
  • Forefront Peer Skill Advisor