(Bridget, Health Club Attendant, Jade Ornament, Female Lawyer,
Masseuse, Cerisse, Nurse Bruce) appreciates the opportunity to return
to NEIU’s Stage Center Theatre in The Waiting Room. Melanie previously
appeared as Miss Prism in The
Importance of Being Earnest in 2002, but
portraying the feminine/servant class of many times and cultures has
been quite a different challenge from the propriety of Oscar Wilde.
Melanie wishes to thank the talented cast and crew for their support
and encouragement, especially Chris for helping her with some tricky
dialects. Melanie also sends a special thank you to her husband and
wishes to add: Cerise vous attend, mon amour! Ooh-la-la!
(Wanda) is pleased to be appearing in her first Stage Center
performance. Susan’s artistic activities include an ongoing volunteer
stint as set builder and stage manager for the Redmoon Theater
Dramagirls youth program. Hey, everyone needs to learn how to handle a
staple gun! Day gig: Assistant Professor in the Department of
Communication, Media and Theatre. Those of you who have taken her
Communication and Gender class might be wondering what motivated Doc to
play this role, but wait...by the end of the play that should be rather
|Kimberly S. Crawford
(Brenda) is an Early Education Major at NEIU, a partner of Vinnie and
Kimberly’s Boutique and most importantly, Mother of 7 year old genius
Darien Lavon Crawford.
(Forgiveness From Heaven) is an English major at NEIU, dabbling in
theatre and sociology. She has participated in other NEIU productions
such as, The
Real Inspector Hound, Life’s
A Dream, and most recently, Boy
Gets Girl. (She has also been seen wandering around campus
aimlessly, and cursing at cabs that won’t stop for her.) She would like
to thank the cast and crew for their time and dedication. (She is not
(Oliver, Male Lawyer, Dialect Coach) Chris is the great-grandson of
Bolossy Kiralfy, a Hungarian born dancer/acrobat turned producer. In
1874, with the assistance of Thomas Edison, Kiralfy produced The
Deluge, the first known stage production to employ electric lighting!
Chris is a graduate student here at NEIU studying linguistics and is
especially interested in working with accents and dialects. He is
pleased to be performing in his fourth production at the Stage Center,
having previously appeared in Dracula, Life
is a Dream and The Real
(Douglas) is excited to be working with Nanci Carol and the entire the
cast. He recently appeared and co-produced A Walk in the Woods. He has
also appeared in Peer Gynt, True West, Hamlet, Brilliant Traces, and
Much Ado About Nothing. He is a graduate of Brown University and the
University of Chicago. I love you, Kerry.
(Ken) has always had a great love for the stage, in fact, so great was
his love for it, that he turned down a multi-million dollar movie
contract to happily accept the part in this performance. Shut up it IS
true!!! Jeff is also a student at NEIU majoring in Communication, Media
and Theatre, and is enjoying this, his first, year at NEIU. In his free
time Jeff enjoys working on his musical, handicapped only by his
complete and total lack of any musical talent whatsoever, but what he
lacks in talent he makes up for with good intentions. He sends out his
love to M&D, Red, Kat, Dahle, Superbest, Dr. Love, Marie, Feds, and
of course those lovable folks in the cast.
(Larry, Waitress) is a returning student at NEIU, and this is his
second semester and third production with the Stage Center. Hugo was
recently in Boy
Gets Girl and Dracula
last semester. Hugo’s training
includes working and training with The Second City, Theatre on the
Lake, numerous city parks, and with his group, ¡Salsation!
Theatre Company. Hugo is very grateful to be accepted in the Stage
Center Theatre. A very special thank you to Chris and Nanci for the
ironic twists of fate.
(Victoria) is a senior Communication major and Theatre minor here at
NEIU. She was last seen on stage as Mina in the Stage Center production
She is just beside herself to be working alongside such a
fabulous cast, crew and director. She would like to thank her momma
Katie, Iceman, Lester, the governor and her favorite beast for their
love, affection, support and cookies & cream soda! I love y’all!
(Blessing From Heaven, Johnny, Masseuse, Intern) This is Giau’s Debut
with the Stage Center. He is currently working with Music Theatre
Workshop as a teaching artist, and is a member of Dream Theatre, which
is in the process of putting up Antigone. He enjoys watering his
plants, but will never water them when his cat is watching. On weekends
he likes to unstaple all his pile papers and then restaple them on the
opposite end. He has enjoyed working with the entire ensemble and hopes
one day to have a watering/staple cast party.
|Susan Colon (Wanda)
||Stephanie Tichenor (Victoria)
||Shama Dardai (Forgiveness From
A very special thanks to those who have donated goods and services:
Adventist GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights,
Melanie Bujan, Linnea Carrera, Dr. Charles Lin,
Kerry Roesch, Hugo Rosado, Dr. James Ruby, United
Health Care, UW Parkside and Maria Scrima.