Josh’s Chicago directing credits include The Beautiful Dark, The Glass Menagerie, with Redtwist, Iphigeneia at
Aulis, with Lights out Theatre
Company and The Narrows with Red Tape.
Josh has had the pleasure of assisting
directors like David Cromer, Pam MacKinnon,
Charles Newell and William Brown at
Steppenwolf, Court, Writers’ and TimeLine.
He is also a Teaching Artist with TimeLine
Theatre and was previously the Media
Relations Associate at Redmoon Theater. Josh
has also worked with Next, Piven and Mary
Arrchie and is a graduate of Tufts
University, where he adapted and directed
Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an
Author for this Thesis Project.
Olivia Leah Baker
Olivia is the costume designer for the 2013-14 season. She recently designed the costumes for Redtwist's production of A Body of Water. She is currently attending the Illinois Institute
of Art in Chicago for fashion design and interning with Anna G Costumes
with hopes of becoming a costume designer. She worked with the St. Louis
Backdoor Theatre Gang on Guys & Dolls, Pajama Game, Macbeth, and Timeless Clock; Equus(2010), A Delicate Balance, Man From Nebraska, Bug, That Face, Elling, Opus, Cripple of Inishmaan, The Glass Menagerie, Broken Glass, Purple Heart, and Reverb at Redtwist Theatre, Opus at Theatre on the Lake, The Last Night of Ballyhoo with Project 891 Theatre, worked in the costume department for Redmoon Theatre’s 2012 Spectacle Lunatique, and made costumes for The Stagedoor Johnnies.
Redtwist design credits include Purple
Heart, Broken Glass, Opus, The Laramie Project, Ten Years Later, Man
From Nebraska, Shining City, Lobby Hero, Dracula, A Delicate Balance,
Equus, The Pillowman, Lettuce and Lovage, Waiting for Godot, The Ride Down Mt Morgan, Aura, The Goat, and Marvin’s Room. Other recent designs include Avenue Q
for NightBlue at Stage 773. Chris is a
graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul
University. In addition to designing, Chris
is the Auditorium Technical Director at Northeastern Illinois
founder and Artistic Director of Redtwist
Theatre, and has directed many of the plays
here, including Broken Glass, That Face, Equus (2010), Who's
Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Three Hotels, A
View from the Bridge, Les Liaisons
Dangereuses, All My Sons, Broken Glass and Praying Small.
He has also been seen on stage at Redtwist
as Dr. Hyman in Broken Glass, Martin in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, George
Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Eddie
Carbone in A View from the Bridge and
Joe Keller in All My Sons. In
addition, Michael has worked at various
theatres in Chicago, including
Court, Victory Gardens, TimeLine, and
ATC. He is also a member of the Jeff
Committee's Artistic and Technical Team.
the Development Outreach Coordinator and has
been associated with the company since its
itinerant days. He has appeared in Dracula: A
Tragedy, The Pillowman, Praying Small,
Extremities, A View from the Bridge,
West, co-directed Three Hotels
and worked behind the scenes throughout the
years on various productions. He was a major
force in preparing the theatre for its Grand
Reopening. He looks forward to appearing in Elemeno Pea in the 2013-14 season.
Jacqueline most recently appeared in the world premiere of The Beautiful Dark as Nancy. Other credits include Sylvia in Broken Glass (Jeff recommended), Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, Martha in That Face, Agnes in Bug (Jeff Award for Best Principal Actress), Julia in A Delicate Balance (Jeff recommended), Joy Gresham in Shadowlands (Jeff recommended), Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross, Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Jeff recommended), Leah in The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Maureen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Claire in Proof, and Sylvia in Broken Glass. Other favorite roles include Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors and Roxie Hart in Chicago.
Redtwist's Managing Director and does the
advertising and design, oversees the admin and licensing for the theatre,
and has appeared in a number of Redtwist
shows including Clybourne Park, A Body of Water, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Man from Nebraska, A Delicate
Balance, Lettice and Lovage, The Ride Down
Mount Morgan, Three Hotels (Jeff
recommended), Marvin's Room, A View from the
Bridge, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,
(Jeff nominated), The Last Yankee,Praying Small,
Liars & Angels, Praying Small,
My Sons (Jeff recommended). She
directed Arthur Miller's The American
Clock and the world premiere of the
Jeff Nominated Aura at Redtwist. She looks forward to directing Geezers by Tommy Lee Johnston in the 2013-14 season.
K.C. Karen Hill
appeared as R.C. in Redtwist's production of
Purple Heart (Jeff Recommended) Tracy Lett's BUG (Jeff Recommended).
Other Redtwist roles include Mm. De Volanges
Liaisons Dangereuses (Jeff
Recommended), and Lee in Marvin's Room.
Other Chicago credits include Caliban in The Tempest,
Paulina in The Seagull, and Egeus in
Night's Dream, with GroundUp
Theatre, Lady Capulet in Romeo and
Juliet with Two Pence Shakespeare
Theatre. Julia in The Last Judgement, and
Donna in The
Potato Chip Eater (A new works
festival created for Second City's
former AD the late Martin De Maat) Boxer
Rebellion Theatre. Lady in The Peep Hole/Second
City in Donny's Sky Box directed by Michael
Pieper. Union house
credits include Kansas City Repertory
Theatre and Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City.
She has Bachelor's degree in acting from
University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Tommy Lee last appeared on stage at Redtwist in The Beautiful Dark. He has also appeared in Bug, his original Jeff-nominated play Aura as well as Marvin's Room, Family Malfunction, and the world premiere of Praying Small with Redtwist/AWT. He's written and performed in Life's Tremors, Time Frame, and Gifted, which was recently published by Dramatic Publishing. He has appeared in episodes of The Beast on A&E, The Onion and Battle Ground Wisconsin web series, plus many assorted TV commercials and voice-overs. His newest play, Geezers, is part of Redtwist's 2013-14 season.
Christopher works nationally as a composer and sound designer. Previous Redtwist designs include The Beautiful Dark, Purple Heart The Cripple Of Inishmaan, Bug and Opus
(Non Equity Jeff Award - Best Sound Design) and nearly 20 others. In
Chicago, Chris has designed for companies including Writers Theatre,
Northlight, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Remy Bumppo, Next,
Gift, First Folio, Timeline, Chicago Dramatists, Lifeline, Teatro Vista,
Theatre Wit and many more. Chris has been nominated for 9 Joseph
Jefferson Awards and has received 2, most recently the Equity Jeff Award
for Best Sound Design for Turn Of The Screw at First
Folio. Chris is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
To hear more of his work, please visit www.christopherkriz.com
served at Redtwist Theatre as co-director of
Engaged, A View from the Bridge,
Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?,
assistant director of Proof
For Godot, and stage manager of The Beauty
Queen Of Leenane and The Ride Down
Mount Morgan. He has also written
and directed for Theatre Under The Influence
and Theatre On The Rocks in the great city
of Seattle, as well as working in film and
video in Milwaukee, Seattle, New Orleans,
Los Angeles and Chicago. He is frequently assists at Redtwist's box office.
Dan has appeared
in Redtwist's Liars and Angels one-acts,
American Clock, All My Sons, Proving Mr.
Jennings, and Otherwise
Engaged. When not on stage, he can
be found in the audience checking out other
shows around town.
Peter Oyloe's recent credits include See What I Wanna See (Balliwick Chicago/Steppenwolf) as well as a sold out run as Hank Williams in Hank Williams: Lost Highway at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (LCT Award Best Lead Actor, Musical). Other acting credits include Hank Williams: Lost Highway (Filament Theatre Ensemble - Jeff Award Best Lead Actor, Musical); Eurydice (Filament Theatre Ensemble); Elling (Redtwist Theatre, Jeff Award Nomination, Best Actor), The Pillowman (Jeff Award, Best Supporting Actor), Equus (Jeff Award, Best Actor); The Phantom in Phantom (Porchlight Musical Theatre), Ragtime (Porchlight) ; The Secret Garden (Light Opera Works); Cherry Smoke (the side project); Baal (TUTA), as well as the New Zealand National Production of Les Misérables.
He has also appeared in numerous short films and commercials. Peter is
an acclaimed composer and folk musician, having composed the scores to
the film In Love with the Nun (Cannes Film Festival
showcase), Equus (Jeff Nomination - Best Original Music), and Eurydice.
Peter is a proud member of Redtwist Theatre and Filament Theatre
Ensemble. For further information about Peter and his work,
appeared on the Redtwist stage as Russ/Dan in Clybourne Park, Moss in A Body of Water, as JohnnyPateenMike in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Carl in
Opus, Alfons Jorgenson in Elling.
Other Redtwist roles include John in Shining City
(Jeff Award, Best Actor in a Supporting
Role), Tobias in A Delicate Balance (one of
three Redtwist nominees for Best Production
in 2011), Martin Dysart in Equus (2010),
Ken Hoyle in Three Hotels, Shelly
Levene in the gender-bent Glengarry,
Glen Ross, Jack Lewis in Shadowlands
Agent Psmith in the U.S. premiere of Proving Mr.
Jennings (named one of the Top 5
Stage Productions of 2006 by NewCity),
Robert in Proof,
and Dysart in Equus (2007-nominated for
5 Jeff Awards including Best Production.)
Elsewhere he’s been seen as Snelgrave in
Eclipse Theatre's production of One Flea Spare,
Pere Marriott in Lifeline Theatre's original
adaptation of Mariette in Ecstasy and as
Bobby's Father in Steep Theatre's Coronado.
Brian has also worked with The Goodman,
Court, Northlight, and Wisdom Bridge as well
as the Oak Park and Illinois Shakespeare
Allison is Redtwist's resident stage manager for the 2013-14 season and has served as the stage manager for Drunk and Ready, Dates From Hell, Reverb, Purple Heart, The Glass Managerie, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, and Opus. She was also a production assistant for The Cripple of Inishmaan.
After receiving her BFA in Drama with an emphasis in Stage Management
from The University of Oklahoma in 2008, she moved to Chicago to begin
her career. She has worked with many other Chicago companies including
Oak Park Festival Theatre, Theatre-Hikes, Oracle, Raven Theatre, Theatre
Wit, Factory Theatre, Emerald City Children’s Theatre, Lincoln Square
Theatre, and Collaboraction.
Mary often serves as vocal coach for Redtwist
productions. She recently directed A Body of Water at Redtwist. She received her training from legenday acting coach and
voice over talent Ted Liss, Del Close of Second City, Geoffrey Conner,
vocal coach to the National Theatre of Great Britain, David Parry,
Malcolm McKay, June Kemp, and Robert Palmer of RADA, Norman Gulbrensen
at Northwestern University and Gisela Goettling at the American Academy
Debra has appeared onstage in Redtwist's acclaimed productions of Cripple of Inishmaan (Eileen), Equus x 2 (Dora), Glengarry Glen Ross (Aaronow) & Beauty Queen of Leenane (Mag), among others. See her in October at The Greenhouseas Sylvie in the female version of The Odd Couple and in February at the Athenaeum with Eclectic Full Contact Theatre as Audrey in Unshelved. She was the title character in Miss Fortune for Lincoln Square Theatre at The Fringe, had the pleasure of doing Steel Magnolias (Clairee) for SSP and a successful run of Beau Jest (Miriam) for Big Noise Theatre. Other recent roles include Night Blue's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Big Mama), Citadel Theatre's Another Piece of Cake (Ann), Rabbit Hole (Nat) for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble and the world premiere of The Brother (Tessie)
for Hancock Prods/Film Acres. She has appeared at many area theatres
including Victory Gardens, National Jewish, Apple Tree, Eclipse and
Stage Left, of which she was a founding member. She was online in a
Webisode for HBO's True Blood and you may see or hear her in numerous commercials and industrial films.
Michael enthusiastically joins the Company Redtwist in 2013. Having previously performed in Man from Nebraska (Rev. Todd); Elling (Frank Asli); Opus (Elliot); and Treats (Patrick), he looks forward to sharing Clybourne Park, Elemeno Pea, and Happy
with you this season. A Glenview native, Michael attended Eastern New
Mexico University (BFA- Acting, BS- Technical Theatre), lived in Phoenix
for six years where he honed his craft, tired of the heat, and returned
to Chicago in 2004, acting in roles ranging from Hamlet to Patrick
Swayze. He looks forward to making magic in his favorite little black
box with this incredible group of artists and patrons.