Catching up with Senator Alan Dysert ‘73

Alan DysertWell… Alan isn’t exactly a Senator but he’s doing the next best thing… playing one in a movie.

Alan, I just saw the Youtube video preview posted on Facebook of your movie project “The Senator: Islandcare is Born” (check out and ).  It looks like a lot of fun.  Can you tell us a little bit about the project… where it stands now and where and when we might be able to see the final product?

I finished shooting it as of 2 weeks ago and have been editing as we went along. I just have some musical transitions to write and then start locking in the whole piece. The rough edit is done. It has been great fun. I wrote, directed, produced ( as well as played the Senator). For once I wanted to do a project that I wanted to do- the way I wanted to do it. The only way I could do that was to finance it myself. I have served as executive producer, producer or director on many different projects- but that was all hired gun stuff. I already owned the equipment and the studio- so all I had to do was gather up my crew (that already worked with me ) and the funniest actors that had ever passed through the door of The Actor’s School. It is way over the top comedy. I like that. I kind of did this one for me. It’s a bucket list thing. In the end it will be a comedy series – instead of film- but there will be a film version for film festivals. I was a comedy guy before I did All My Children- but people only know about the soap. This goofy stuff is more of who I am.Continue reading

Memorial Stadium Football Suite Available

suitePer, Dr. James DeBord, ’69 – my suite—719—is available for remaining few years on my contract if anyone interested.

Contact Jim directly at if you are interested and have any questions. These suites are an excellent way to watch the Illini. Many other Gamma Zeta’s have Suites or portions of Suites and it’s a great way to get together with brothers. Consider teaming up with your pledge brothers and sharing the cost of the Suite. It’s a lot of fun!

You’re Invited!!! December 20 – Annual ATO Holiday Get Together in Chicago

  • Holiday party 2013What:                      Annual ATO Holiday Get Together in Chicago
  • Who:                       Gamma Zeta ATOs of all ages, friends and family
  • Date:                        Friday, December 20
  • Time:                       3:30 PM – ~7:00 PM
  • Location:               South Branch Tavern & Grille

100 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Chicago, IL 60601

  • Post Party:            Boss Bar – ~7:00 – ???

420 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60610

This is our annual, informal, stop by and say hello, buy a brother a beer, post work, extended happy hour. Don’t miss it!! It’s a lot of fun. Please pass this on to any others who you think would be interested.