|Khadiga Ahmed (Ensemble)
is currently attending NEIU as a CMT major. When she was 10 years old,
her mother enrolled her in an acting program called Star Fish. The more
she grew, the more in love with acting she became. She attended Gallery
37 for theater. Khadiga has played in True West at the American Mosaic
Theater. She is very happy to be part of The Braggart Solider. She is
looking forward to a lifetime of performing on stage and shinning on the
(Milphidippa) is an early childhood education major. She has done
numerous shows with Stage Center Theatre and is happy to be part of
another. You may also recognize her from such shows as, 'Teen Mom', 'The
Voice' and 'To Catch a Predator' …but then again probably not, because
she was never in those. She would like to thank the cast and crew for
all the laughs, Lisa for her bottomless enthusiasm and positivity, Ally
for the sweater (P.S. next time, do better!) her family and friends for
being amazing, and Jesus... her favorite Barista.
(Periplectomenus) is pleased to be working with such a talented cast and
crew under the direction of fellow As You Like It performer, Lisa
Cantwell! Past Stage Center shows include Censored on Final Approach,
You Can’t Take It With You and Hay Fever. He has also appeared in A
Klingon Christmas Carol (told entirely in Klingon!) since 2010. He
thanks Kim for letting him pretend to be an actor.
|Blake Malley (Paleastrio)
is in his last year as a Communication, Media and Theatre student at
NEIU. He is thrilled to be in-volved in another production at Stage
Center where he has recent-ly worked on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Man’s
World, The Misan-thrope, and Fuddy Meers. He would like to thank Lisa
and the cast and crew for being so fun and easy to work with. Special
thanks to Mary, Anya, Annie, and Yim for helping with lines. Holla at
Wood and Mo for all their help on the rap!
|Jill Matel (Acroteleutium)
is excited to try her hand at this classic farce!! She is currently
finishing her CMT degree at NEIU and has performed several times at
Stage Center. A choreogra-pher as well, Jill has performed extensively
in the Milwaukee and Chicago theater communities. Thanks to Lisa and the
fabulous cast and crew!! RJ LU
|Mo Partowie (Cario) is
extremely excited and proud to be working with such wonderful people.
This is his first play ever and everyone has made his experience great.
He would also like to send a huge shout-out to his family and friends
for their love and support. Love you Mom and Mama Jamie.
|Valerie Alexis Rodriguez
(Ensemble) is thrilled to be work-ing in her first NEIU production and
with such a riveting cast! Va-lerie is currently a sophomore and a CMT
major at NEIU. She has previously played Catherine Petkoff in Arms and
the Man, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast,
and The Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland. Valerie would like to
thank her fami-ly and closest friends first and foremost for their
unconditional support. She would also like to thank the cast and crew of
The Braggart Soldier for welcoming her with open arms and making her
experience in her first NEIU production a blast!
(Pyrgopolynices) is overjoyed to be making a return to the stage after a
brief absence. Brian has had the time of his life at NEIU, and this is
his seventh show at the Stage Center Theatre. He would hate to be a
braggart, but he recently graduat-ed Magna Cum Laude from NEIU with an
English major and a Theatre minor. He would like to express his
gratitude to Lisa Cantwell, an amazing teacher, director and friend.
Brian's life has seen many changes recently, including a move, starting a
new job, and several other interesting twists. He is very grateful to
have worked such an amazing cast and crew!
|Michael Slas (Ensemble)
graduated in December from NEIU, but Lisa managed to con him into
another show. This is Michael's umpteenth performance at Stage Center
Theatre. Previously he's been spotted in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, You're
a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Fuddy Meers. He would like to thank his
Mom, Carolyn, Duncan, Lisa, and his Grecian Goddess Lily
(Philacomasium/Dicea) has loved being able to work with such incredibly
ridiculous and insane characters in this show. And they can act!
Previous works include Fuddy Meers (Claire) and Jekyll and Hyde
(Elizabeth). Lily gives thanks and love to her friends, family, and
Kenny the Drunk.
|Patryk Szwankowski (Pleusicles) is a Communication, Media and Theatre major at Northeastern Illinois University.
(Sceledrus) is excited to be perform-ing as Sceledrus in The Braggart
Soldier. He is currently a junior majoring in Communication, Media and
Theatre. He has taken improv classes at the Annoyance Theatre and the
Second City Conservatory. Favorite theatre roles include Lawrence in For
Whom the Southern Belle Tolls and Macbeth in Macbeth. He would like to
thank his director, Lisa Cantwell, for putting up with him and trusting
him with this role, the amazing cast and crew of The Braggart Soldier
for their incredible talent and work, and last, but not least, his
friends and his parents for all their strong support
|Rufus Wood (Ensemble) is
an U.S. Army veteran as well as an entrepreneur. Outside of running his
own business, he is pursuing his degree in Communication, Media and
Theatre at Northeastern Illinois University. This is his first
production and he is excited to be working with the cast and crew of The
Braggart Soldier. He would like to thank all those who have supported
his endeavors, including his son, Kurstian Wood, and his fiancée,