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(Astolfo) originally from Chicago, has
returned here after receiving a B.A. in theatre from the University of South
Florida in December 2004. He is excited to start his journey in Chicago with
such a great cast and director.
(Rosaura) is an education major in her second
semester at NElU. She has been seen as Lady Muldoon in Stage Center's fall
production of The Real Inspector Hound
, Poinsettia Jackson in A Red Death
on the corner of Kimball and Bryn Mawr cursing at cabs that will not stop for
her. She is pleased to be a part of Life is a Dream
and would like to thank the
cast, director and audience for their time and support. She (also) finds
speaking in the third person to be rather annoying.
(Clotaldo) is a communication major and this
is his third production at NEIU. He was seen last semester in A Red Death
The Real Inspector Hound
. Patrick is also a writer/performer for the sketch
troupe Salsation! And has been seen around the country in their touring review.
He would like to thank Stuart and the cast for making this such a fun and
Alexis S. Ginay
(Revolutionary/Servant/Guard) most recently
appeared in last fall's Studio Series A Red Death
. He makes his mainstage debut
with Life is a Dream
. Other credits include Midsummer Nights Dream
and Bullshot Crummond
with ISO. Mr.
Salgado Ginay can also be seen in both upcoming mainstage productions Simply
and Don Perlimplin
. He will also be performing in the dance
concert with the jazz and ballet ensemble this March 18th and 19th here at
NEIU. Mr. S. Ginay would like to thank the director and cast for the great
(Segismundo) is excited to be performing with
such a talented cast and crew. In his first year at NEIU this is his first
performance in over a year. Acting since the age of six, he was most recently
seen in Little House on the Parody
at the Theatre Building. Other credits
include Kenny in Fuddy Meers
, Arty in Lost in Yonkers
, has appeared in Are You
Afraid of the Dark
, and as Stan in To Sir With Love II
for CBS. Jamie would
like to thank his friends and family for all their support.
(Basilio) Life is a Dream
Christopher's second production at the Stage Center Theatre, having appeared in
last Fall's The Real Inspector Hound
. Christopher has appeared in many
productions with Purdue University and the University of Central Florida, where
he received his B.A. in Performance. Currently working on his M.A. in
Linguistics, Chris is especially interested in working with dialects and
Cyn a.k.a. Eric Lopez
(Revolutionary/Servant/Guard) has been
holding down the block since 1983. In 1998 he began serving thespians at his
high school where he laid down phat beats in the pit orchestra for several play
productions. Cyn is currently writing, composing, and choreographing a rap
opera entitled Melle Mel You Rap Swell
. In addition to busting up the theater,
Cyn can school you on drums, guitar, and one mean triangle. His musical
endeavors have led him to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland
and at Disney World.
Eric hopes you
enjoy the play you are about to see as much as he enjoys barbecue tofu. He
would like to thank his family, his crew goawaykids, pollito, needle$$, and the
makers of Sweet baby Ray's, you know who you are. The sauce is BOSS!
(Estrella), a true southern belle, is
originally from New Orleans. She is a junior communication major here at NEIU.
She was last seen on stage in Stage Center's production of The Real Inspector
. She is thrilled to be working with such a giving, talented, not to
mention incredibly good looking cast and crew, She would like to thank her
friends, family and monkey for their constant love and support.
(Clarin) is a senior at NEIU majoring in
communication and minoring in mass media. This is her second play, her first
being Isaac, I am
. She is overjoyed to be a part of this wonderful cast.
Loki D. Wolf
(Physician/Revolutionary) born on Chicago's
south side, Loki has studied at Columbia College as well as Saranto's Studios
in Chicago. He has experience in theater as well as independent films. He has
also appeared in many independent showcases, and dabbled with the improv world
doing a number of murder mysteries. At 34 he aspires to be a part of major
films as well as great theatre productions.
PROFILES (Production Staff)_________________________
(Director) joins NEIU for the third time with
this production, previously directing last year's The Game of Love and Chance
and 2003's The Good Doctor
. Recent credits include the regional premiere
of Tristine Skyler's The Moonlight Room
at City Theatre, Big Love
with The No
Name Players (nominated top ten plays of 2005, Pittsburgh) and Pittsburgh Irish
& Classical Theatre's award winning Stones in his Pockets
productions in Chicago, Pittsburgh, NYC and abroad include Private Eyes, Spring
Awakening, A Streetcar Named Desire, Miss Julie, Diary of a Madman
, the world
premiere of Richard Dresser's What Are You Afraid Of?
in ATL's Humana Festival,
and Edward Albee's The Zoo Story
at the Mossoviet Theatre, Moscow. Stuart holds
an M.F.A. in directing from Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches in
their summer Pre-College program. He is an Artistic Associate with Pittsburgh
Irish & Classical Theatre and the newly formed Classic Stage Chicago.
Robert G. Smith
(Scenic Design) is the resident designer in
Northeastern's Department of Communication, Media and Theatre where he has been
designing scenery and lighting since 1984. In Chicago professional theater he
is an ensemble member at Famous Door Theatre and Stage Left Theatre, is Vice
President of the Board of Directors of A Red Orchid Theatre and is a founding
member of Plasticene. He has also designed for Steppenwolf, Northlight, The
Next Theatre, The Organic Theater, Apple Tree Theatre, The Second City, The
Apollo Remy-Bumppo and dozens of other Off Loop theaters. Elsewhere he has
designed productions in New York (Off Broadway), London (West End), Edinburgh,
Dublin, Los Angeles, Jerusalem and Singapore. His design for the television
series The Straight Dope
was seen across the nation on the A&E cable
network. He has been nominated nine times and has received seven Joseph
Jefferson Citations as well as three After Dark Awards and an Emmy nomination.
Nicole Rene Burchfield
(Costume Designer) is more than
delighted to be back for her fourth show here at NEIU. Previous NEIU designs
include Buried Child
, The Game of Love and Chance
and The Good Doctor
. Some of
her Chicago area designs include Arms and The Man
at Wheaton College, Meet John
and Judgment at Nuremberg
with Shattered Globe Theatre Company, Pas des
for the Joffrey Ballet Company, Another Part of the Forest
Nominated) with Eclipse Theatre Company, and Streeterville, The Crucible
Awake and Sing!
, Hauptmann, The Lion in Winter
(Jeff Nominated), and most
recently This Happy Breed
with TimeLine Theatre Company. She holds a B.A. in
Theatre and Music from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MFA in
Design and Technology from Northern Illinois University. Thanks to Ben for his
love and patience.
(Lighting Designer) joined the theatre
faculty at Northeastern last year and has been teaching courses in technical
theatre as well as working as a designer on the mainstage shows. Last year he
designed the lighting for Little Murders, Lend Me a Tenor, The Game of Love and
, and the set and lighting for Ghosts
. This past summer John designed the
set and lighting for the Stockyard Theatre's production of Duet for One,
directed by Lynn Ann Bernatowicz and produced at the Victory Garden's Theatre.