Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Alum Spencer Meeks Is Musical Director for Neo-Futurists’ ‘Pop Waits’ Feb. 4-March 12

Spencer Meeks

Spencer Meeks

Actor-musician Spencer Meeks (BA ’15), a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BA Program in Musical Theatre, is the musical director for Pop Waits, the new prime-time production by Chicago’s acclaimed Neo-Futurists theatre company.


Molly Brennan and Malic White in “Pop Waits” (Photo: Joe Mazza)

Created and performed by Malic White and Molly Brennan, Pop Waits is described as “an athletic, participatory, clown provocation to write a song. . . . With the help of a live band and the audience, White and Brennan call on the powers of their heroes, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits, to write a song of their own.” The show combines monologues, movement pieces, and renditions of Waits and Pop’s most influential songs.

Meeks previously served as associate musical director for The Hypocrites’¬†Chicago premiere of American Idiot and assistant musical director of Theater Wit’s hit production Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. He is a founding member of the New Mechanics theatre company and the band Mary, Queen of Scots.

The Neo-FuturistsPop Waits runs February 4-March 12 at the Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland, Chicago. For more information, call 773-275-5255 or click here.