Artistic Staff


  • LAWRENCE KERN (co-founder & film-ABLE Director)

  • LINDSAY STOCK (Community Outreach Manager)

Teaching Artists

Volunteer Facilitators

  • Madeleine Rostami*

  • Michael Russell*

  • Beth sherwood

  • Susan Sjodin

  • Adele Wilhelm*

  • Polly Yukevich

  • Braden Cleary

  • Shannon Diegel*

  • Kate Magon

  • Matt Maxwell

  • Alison Perrone

  • Jenna Rapisarda*

* denotes first year with A.B.L.E. 

If you want to see your name on this list, click here to learn more about joining us in class, or click here to e-mail us about other ways to get involvedThank you to all the individuals, past and present, who have shared their time and talents with our actors. 

Board of Directors

  • KATIE YOHE - President

  • Matt Maxwell - secretary

  • Nancy Buchanan - treasurer


We are currently seeking new board members. If you would like to share your time and expertise with our growing organization, please click here to e-mail Katie



The not-for profit Menomonee Club is dedicated to providing children from diverse backgrounds with quality recreation and enrichment activities that foster personal growth and skill development. Established in 1946, and still growing, this unique community center spans three buildings located in Old Town, Lincoln Park, and Uptown, and provides more than 150 classes each season for kids of all ages – 18 months to 80! The Menomonee Club is a special place—an oasis for families from varied neighborhoods and schools to come together to learn, laugh, play and build friendships in one for the world’s largest and most diverse cities.