Taylor, Founder and President
Before opening Cathy Taylor Public Relations in
March, 2007, Cathy was Vice President of The Silverman
Group, where she worked with numerous clients,
including Steppenwolf Theatre, the Goodman Theatre,
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Northlight Theatre,
Writers’ Theatre, Pegasus Players, Zella
Brown and the Joyce Awards, among many others.
Cathy spent over five years at Steppenwolf Theatre
Company as Publicist and, ultimately, Publicity
and Communications Director. While at Steppenwolf,
she directed all major company communications
and promoted all productions, auxiliary programming,
special initiatives, and staff/ensemble accomplishments.
She directed a significant national public relations
campaign for the company’s 25th Anniversary,
resulting in local coverage in broadcast and print,
including major features in The New York Times,
The New Yorker, Variety, The Wall Street Journal
and cover stories in American Theatre, Where
Chicago, and Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine.
Several press conference/media events were planned
and executed by Cathy during her tenure at Steppenwolf
resulting in significant television and print
Prior to moving to Chicago, Cathy worked at Indiana
University, Bloomington, from where she earned
an MA in Arts Administration. At IU, she was named
Director of Audience Development for the Department
of Theatre and Drama and was responsible for all
marketing, public relations and communications
activities for the department’s three theaters,
academic programs, alumni relations, and groundbreaking
activities for the department’s $24 million
She also spent time at Jazz at Lincoln Center
in the Education Department where she worked with
Education Director Laura Johnson and Artistic
Director Wynton Marsalis to inaugurate the first-ever
Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band
Cathy is a board member and cultural committee co-chair of the Chicago Chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association and a founding board member of the IU Outdoor Adventure Alumni Association.
Kelsey Munson Moorhouse, Senior Account Executive
Kelsey Moorhouse works with some of Chicago’s finest arts and entertainment organizations. In her time with CTPR, Kelsey has been on the front lines securing press and maximizing media exposure for clients such as UP Comedy Club at The Second City, (including coverage for theatrical productions and visiting comedians such as Loni Love, Greg Proops, Brian Posehn, Joy Koy and the Sklar Brothers), Victory Gardens Theater (including Death and the Maiden featuring Sandra Oh) and Steppenwolf Theatre Company (including This Is Our Youth featuring Michael Cera). As a part of the CTPR team, Kelsey has also worked with Lookingglass Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Black Ensemble Theater and A Red Orchid Theatre. Kelsey graduated from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities with a degree in Communications and Digital Media. She has served as the Publicity Apprentice at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the Multimedia Intern with the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and as the Marketing and Publicity Intern at More2Screen in London.