THANK YOU to those who came to:
by Beth Kander
of Chicago, IL.
7:30 November 6, 2017
of Toronto, Canada
Nox Arca Theatre
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave, #405
Chicago, IL 60613
Beth is the first Chicago playwright to win our yearly award. In another first, the reading will be directed by Jill Harper from Toronto, Canada - our first international director!
Caren Blackmore as Lynley
Caren is very excited to finally work with the Equity Library Theatre. She has been a member of AEA for five years and was last seen on stage in Beyond Caring with Lookingglass Theatre. Or maybe you last saw her walking her cute and friendly Havanese, Minnie, in Rogers Park. Up next for Caren- Breach at Victory Gardens. #MinnieIsBae
Keven Kaddi as Hal
Keven previously appeared in the Equity Library Theatre reading of A Dog’s Life. Prior to that, he portrayed Lodowick (and others) in Shakespeare Project of Chicago’s readings of King Edward III. Before leaving L.A. for Chicago, Keven was cast opposite Emily O'Brien (The Young and the Restless) in the world premiere musical, The Bedroom Window, at the Odyssey Theatre. Other L.A. stage credits include: Yaron (u/s) in Salam, Shalom at the Greenway Court Theatre in West Hollywood, and Ross in Repertory East Playhouse's production of Spinning into Butter. Additional regional theatre credits include: Alain in School for Wives at Sierra Repertory Theatre; Biff in Death of a Salesman at Algonquin Theatre in Phoenix; and Hermes (and others) in Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses at Pioneer Theatre Company in SLC. Keven has also performed in numerous productions at the Tony Award winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Utah Shakespearean Festival as well as for PCPA Theaterfest on California's Central Coast. Keven is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA and is represented by BMG Talent in Chicago.
Stephenie Park as Cassie
Stephenie has performed locally with the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, Silk Road Rising and Drury Lane, as well as regionally with the Kirk Douglas, Old Globe and Guthrie theaters. TV credits include Patriot, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Empire and Boss. She has lived on three continents and is a certified scuba diver.
Saren Nofs-Snyder as Esther
Saren hails from Salt Lake City, but has made Chicago her home for the past eleven years. Most recently, she was seen as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at the Riverside Shakespeare Festival. In Chicago, Ms. Nofs Snyder has worked with Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare, Piven Theatre Ensemble, Next, First Folio, Remy Bumppo, and many others. Some favorite roles include Masha in Three Sisters, Helena Charles in Look Back in Anger, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Jean in Ecstasy, and Regan in King Lear. Ms. Nofs Snyder earned an MFA in Acting from The University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), and has a resume severely lacking in Tennessee Williams. Should you be directing a Williams piece soon, please contact her directly.
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