Youth Task Force

Ready to go next level?

The fierce and fabulous Youth Task Force is made up of returning ensemble members and rising community leaders at About Face Theatre. They have trained with AFYT, they are committed to action, and they are eager to collaborate.

Task Force members assist in facilitating workshop activities, organizing social excursions, and curating a special event each year. As they advance a culminating group project, they are also invited to join AFT committees and projects based on their professional and personal goals.


YTF Liv Haman Liv Haman has enjoyed performing theatre as well as music for most of their life both in and out of school. Liv just graduated high school and is now attending school for makeup artistry. In their free time, Liv enjoys writing poetry and music, making art, and playing with their puppy!
YTF Sharon Pasia Sharon Pasia is currently studying at Oakton Community College whilst trying to get her life together. Her recent credits include Female Greek Chorus from How I Learned to Drive, New Wave Girl from The Heathers, and Portia from Julius Caesar. You can catch her at a nearby Starbucks pumpin’ hella syrup in your Trenta Caramel Macchiato (with soymilk and extra caramel.)
YTF Jimbo Pestano Jimbo Pestano has been working with About Face Theatre since January 2014, being a part of the youth ensemble for 4 years. They are currently a senior at Niles West High School in the northwest suburbs. In the future, Jimbo looks forward to pursuing Musical Theatre Performance in college. On the side, Jimbo has been doing drag for 4 years, having performed at The Empty Bottle and The Den Theatre through Salonathon and at their school.  AFYT credits include Checking Boxes, 15 Breaths, Ad Hoc [Home], and Brave Like Them. They have also worked with Route 66 Theatre Company. In December of 2016, Jimbo was a part of the National New Play Network’s National Showcase of New Plays in Austin, TX, hosted by The University of Austin at Texas.