LEEA AYERS (Gladys) performed as the understudy for Estella in Remy Bumppo’s co-production of Great Expectations. Other Chicago credits include The Hard Problem, Man in The Ring (understudy - Court); Earthquakes in London (Steep); Letters Home (Griffin). Leea is a graduate of the MFA Acting program at The Theatre School at DePaul University. She is represented by Gray Talent Group.
LINDA GILLUM (Mrs. Antrobus) is a Core Ensemble member at Remy Bumppo where she has appeared in nineteen productions. She has also performed at A Red Orchid, Court, Defiant, Lyric, The Mercury, Roadworks, ShawChicago, and Steppenwolf Theatres. She has directed shows for Remy Bumppo, The Greenhouse, Next, Noble Fool, Defiant, Shattered Globe, and Timberlake Playhouse. Linda teaches at Acting Studio Chicago, The Theatre School at DePaul, and as part of Remy Bumppo’s Studio Bumppo. Television and film credits include Chicago Fire, Prison Break, Early Edition, Dorkumentary, The Photographist, Casting About, The Haunting Hour, Bruised Orange, and The Big Date.
CHARIN ALVAREZ (Fortune Teller) was last seen at Remy Bumppo in The Clean House. Other Chicago credits include The Scene (Writers); 2666, Pedro Paramo, El Nogalar, Dollhouse, Electricidad (Goodman); Work of Art (Chicago Dramatist Theatre); Water by the Spoonful (Court); Mojada, Oedipus El Rey, Anna in the Tropics, A Park in the House (Victory Gardens); In the Time of the Butterflies; Our Lady of the Underpass, I Put the Fear of Mexico in ‘Em, Dreamlandia, Another Part of the House (Teatro Vista); What We Once Felt ( About Face); Kita & Fernanda (16th Street); Esperanza Rising (Chicago Children’s Theatre); Two Sisters and a Piano (Apple Tree); The Infidel, Ordinary Yearning, World Set Free (Steppenwolf); Generic Latina (Teatro Luna); La Casa de Bernarda Alba (Aguijon Theatre). TV and Film credits: Shameless, Chicago Fire, Mob Doctor, Boss, Chicago Code, Easy, Rooftop Wars, Arc of a Bird, Were the World Mine, Chicago Overcoat, First and Only Lesson, Bachelor’s Grove, Dogwalker, Princess CYD, Olympia: Manual On How Things Work, The Year That Changed Us, Signature Move, Algún Lugar.
MICHAEL MCKEOGH (Moses and Ensemble) is thrilled to be working with Remy Bumppo for the first time. Chicago credits include A Wrinkle in Time, The Killer Angels (Lifeline); The White Road (Irish Theatre of Chicago; Hamlet (Oak Park Festival Theatre; Concerning Strange Devices (TimeLine); Freshly Fallen Snow (Chicago Dramatists). He also appeared in The 20th Century Way (The Know Theatre in Cincinnati) and received his MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. He is represented by Paonessa Talent.
MATTHEW FARABEE (Henry) is excited to work with Remy Bumppo for the first time. Other Chicago credits include The Burials (Steppenwolf); Dry Land (Rivendell); Bruise Easy (American Theater Company); Mud Blue Sky (A Red Orchid Theatre); Rest (Victory Gardens); punkplay (Steppenwolf Garage Rep); Skylight (Court); Milk Milk Lemonade (Pavement Group); Elizabeth Rex (Chicago Shakespeare); Tigers Be Still (Theater Wit); Abraham Lincoln was a F*gg*t (About Face); The Sweeter Option (Strawdog); The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (Eclipse). Off-Broadway he appeared in A Bright New Boise (Partial Comfort). Regional credits include Lord of the Flies, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Round House Theatre). Matt is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.”
KAREEM BANDEALY (George Antrobus) was previously seen at Remy Bumppo in The Real Thing. Other Chicago credits include A Christmas Carol, Rock N’ Roll, Gas For Less, King Lear (Goodman); The Wheel (Steppenwolf); Moby Dick, Blood Wedding, The Little Prince, Big Lake Big City, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Last Act of Lilka Kadison, and Peter Pan (Lookingglass); Oklahoma! (Paramount); The Good Book, The Illusion (Court Theatre); Julius Caesar, Hamlet, The Caretaker, Heartbreak House (Writers); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Edward II, Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare); A Disappearing Number, Blood and Gifts (TimeLine); Othello (Gift). Regionally he’s been seen in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Three Musketeers, The Tempest (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); Love’s Labours Lost (Notre Dame Shakespeare); Julius Caesar, Stuff Happens (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical); The Winter's Tale, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Taming of the Shrew, Jack and the Beanstalk, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet (Orlando Shakespeare). Kareem has appeared in several films including The Merry Gentleman directed by Michael Keaton, and on TV in Chicago Fire. He is a recipient of the 2011 3Arts Artist Award and an Ensemble Member of Lookingglass Theatre Company.
DIEGO COLON (Homer and Ensemble) is thrilled to work with Remy Bumppo for the first time. Chicago credits include The Grapes of Wrath (The Gift); Heathers: The Musical (Kokandy Productions); The Fly Honey Show (The Inconvenience); Once More with Feeling: The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Musical (Smile Time Productions). Diego is the recipient of a Jeff Award for Original Music composition for The Grapes of Wrath at The Gift.
ALICE WU (Muse and Ensemble) makes her Remy Bumppo debut. Outside of Chicago, her credits include The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield (Humana Festival of New American Plays), Circle Mirror Transformation (u/s), Home Invasion, Midsummer’s Eve (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Romeo & Juliet, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Lysistrata (North Dakota State University). Alice most recently finished the Acting Apprenticeship as a member of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville after graduating from North Dakota State University.
PETER DAVIS (Fitzpatrick and Ensemble) has been an ensemble member with Remy Bumppo since 2013, although his association with the company began in 2004 when he understudied the lead in Some Americans Abroad. Performances include Pygmalion, Arcadia, Aren’t We All, The Best Man, The Philadelphia Story, The Voysey Inheritance, You Never Can Tell and Both Your Houses. Additionally, he has worked as dramaturg on a number of Remy Bumppo shows as well as productions at Writers Theatre and Steppenwolf. In 2007, he was Bill in the world-première of August: Osage County at Steppenwolf (understudy/performed). Apart from his stage work, he was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where for many years he chaired the Theatre Studies and MA/PhD Programs.
JEROME BECK (Telegraph Boy and Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of his first production at Remy Bumppo. Most recently he was seen in Dirty Butterfly (The Blind Owl), written by upcoming Remy Bumppo playwright, debbie tucker green. Jerome is a recent graduate of the MFA acting program at The Theatre School at Depaul University.”
ART FOX (Doctor and Ensemble) This is Art Fox’s first appearance with Remy Bumppo. He most recently appeared as Joe in Going To A Place Where You Already Are (Redtwist Theatre) and as Granpa/Mayor of Hooverville in The Grapes of Wrath (The Gift Theatre). His most recent film role was as the Mayor of Naperville in the supernatural suspense thriller Munger Road. He has appeared in countless industrial films and commercials, and was the spokesman for John M. Smith Homemakers furniture chain for three years. He is a graduate of Purdue University.
KELLY O'SULLIVAN (Sabina) Chicago credits include Men on Boats, Bruise Easy, The Humans, Columbinus, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (American Theater Company); This is Modern Art, The Internationalist, Honest, Good Boys and True, The Crucible, 100 Saints You Should Know (Steppenwolf); The Seagull (Goodman); Bad Jews (Theater Wit); Hesperia (Writers); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Northlight); Jon (Collaboraction). She has also appeared in My Wonderful Day (The Wilma Theatre); And Away We Go, Permission, Ready Steady Yeti Go (Ojai Playwrights Conference). Film and television credits include The Mob Doctor, Battleground, Sirens, and The History of Us, In Memoriam, Jessica, Sleep With Me, Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, and Brother Sister. Kelly is an Ensemble member at American Theatre Company and a graduate of Northwestern University and The School at Steppenwolf. She is an instructor at Black Box Acting and a recipient of a Princess Grace Fellowship Award for Theatre.
KRISTEN MAGEE (Dinosaur and Ensemble) is thrilled to appear for the first time with Remy Bumppo. Chicago credits include Uncle Vanya, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Goodman); Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse); Really Really (Interrobang); Crumble, Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake (Jackalope); Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Theater Wit); Breach (Dog and Pony Theatre Co). Regionally she’s appeared in Pirates of Penzance (The Hypocrites at Berkeley Rep); Seven Homeless Mammoths (The Cockroach in Las Vegas). TV and film includes Chicago Med, As the World Turns, Third Wheel (Vitamin A Pictures), Ride Share, Before the Fall. Kristen is a graduate of Ithaca College with a BFA in Acting and studied at the HB Studio in NY and Second City. Shout out to my Super Agents at Grossman & Jack Talent.
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ANNIE PRICHARD (Announcer and Ensemble) happily makes her Remy Bumppo debut. Chicago credits include Another Bone (Redtwist- Jeff nomination: Actress, supporting role); A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Stage Left); American Hero (First Floor); Another Kind of Love (Infusion); Kinfolk (New Colony); Crime Scene (Collaboraction); Counterfeiters, The Whole World is Watching (Dog & Pony); Ride (Under the Rug); Complicated (Three Oaks Festival); The Altruists, Pleasant Dreams (Two Lights). Annie earned an MFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul University and is proudly represented by Innovative Artists and NV Talent. She is also 50% of the feminist rock duo Hairdryer, which you can find on various stages around Chicago.
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