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Philip Potempa

Marketing Director

Philip Potempa joined Theatre at the Center as Marketing Director in November 2015. He began covering theater in Indiana, Michigan and Illinois for The South Bend Tribune in 1992, before joining The Times of Northwest Indiana and Illinois in 1995 and worked as a features writer and daily entertainment newspaper columnist for more than two decades. He is the author of three published books chronicling stories, interviews, recipes and memories from his personal and professional experiences. Released in May 2010, his third book, "Further From the Farm" (Pediment Press) continued the chronicle of his journalism journey and features favorite celebrated stories from his interviews, including Mary Tyler Moore, Lily Tomlin, Julia Child, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Dolly Parton, Betty White, Karl Malden, Phil Donahue and Bea Arthur. He also is an adjunct instructor in communication at both Valparaiso University and Purdue University North Central. When not lecturing in a classroom or in a theater seat, Philip divides his time between his family's farm in Northwest Indiana and his home in Chicago.

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