Jerry Kaufherr was a broadcaster and voice actor, whose estate created the Trust that provided the seed money to open and equip the Center. Also funded by the AFTRA Foundation and SAG Foundation, the KMRC is extraordinary, much like the vibrant acting community unique to Chicago.
Conveniently located in River North, in the heart of Chicago's production area, actors can easily cross paths in between agencies and studios.
Brings members together away from shoots, auditions, and broadcast stations, and provides a place to rest or work between jobs.
We share a deep and profound commitment to Chicago's actors, theaters, and the arts. We need your help in believing in the KMRC so we can maintain and grow this unique resource.
The center opened on June 4, 2001 in a 2500 square foot space adjacent to the SAG-AFTRA office. Other financial contributions, donations of goods and services by members and judicious spending by the KMRC Committee have resulted in a comfortable space brimming with the technology members need for training and marketing themselves, as well as the palpable spirit of solidarity and mutual support unionism inspires.
Unions dues do not support or offset any costs of the KMRC!