Brynne Barnard is absolutely thrilled to be a part of Interrobang Theatre Project. A graduate of Illinois State University, Brynne began her career as an Interrobanger by playing Marion in ITP’s production of Owners. Prior to her work with Interrobang, Brynne worked with the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, 20% Theatre Company, and the Plagiarists. She is looking forward to working with this company to create the art she came to the city to find. Many thanks to the brilliant Jim Yost, the phenomenal Georgette Verdin, and, of course, the reason she came back to theatre: Jeffry Stanton. Walk towards the mountain.
ELANA ELYCE, Ensemble Member
Originally from Detroit, MI, Elana is an actor, director, coach, writer and occasional producer. Her name is pronounced [el ah na]. She first met Interrobang as a cast member of The Argument in 2012 and didn’t want to leave. Subsequently, she produced Here Lies Henry (2012), Hot N’ Throbbing (2012) and Speaking in Tongues (2013). Since landing in Chicago in 2007, besides ITP, she has been honored to work with many amazing folks at lots of theatres that let her play on their stages, including The House Theatre of Chicago, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre (Evanston), Eclipse, Remy Bummpo, Stage Left & Theatre Seven (a collaboration), The Yard/Raven Theatre, Lincoln Square, Twenty Percent, Prologue, Stockyards Theatre Project, and Strangeloop Theatre. She is also a Member/Business Manager of The Chicago Inclusion Project and likes long walks on the beach at sunset. www.elanaelyce.net
SHAWN GALLIGAN, Ensemble Member
With a background in performance, Shawn switched to stage management in 2011. That's not to say he can't be dragged back onstage, if arm twisted. Since then, he has worked for theatres in Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin, both onstage and backstage. His Interrobang SM credits include: Speaking in Tongues, Terminus, Really Really, and Recent Tragic Events. Shawn spends his summers in Wisconsin under the stars, where he is the ASM at Northern Sky Theater. He is a recreational cyclist (and bike mechanic), and a lover of board games.
SARAH GISE, Ensemble Member
Sarah has been a proud ITP company member since February 2015. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a BFA in Acting. She was previously seen in Interrobang's Fifth Season productions, Owners and Really Really. She is currently a company member with New American Folk Theatre (Chicago) and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre (Los Angeles), with whom she won the LAWeekly Best Actress award for The Belle of Belfast in 2013. She can be seen at many film festivals around the country in the new film Halfway starring Quinton Aaron from The Blindside, which was awarded Best Feature at the Julian Dubuque International Film Festival. In February 2016, she performed the one-woman show The Amish Project with AtticRep in San Antonio, TX, and shortly after was invited to take the show to the Teatro Potlach FLIPT festival in Rome, Italy. She can be seen performing in the Midwest premiere of Still by Jen Silverman with Interrobang from September 28-October 30th at the Athenaeum, followed by the remount of AtticRep's The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey with Interrobang November 10th-December 4th.
NOEL HUNTZINGER, Ensemble Member
Noel is an Interrobang Theatre Project ensemble member for which she has designed costumes for Really Really, Owners, Ibsen is Dead, The Pitchfork Disney, Terminus, and Speaking in Tongues. She is also an artistic associate with Filament Theatre Ensemble where she designed Snow Queen and Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Other favorite credits include: Mistakes Madeline Made and Permanent Image with Livewire Theatre and Happy Now? with Shattered Globe Theatre.
CHRISTOPHER AARON KNARR, Ensemble Member
Originally from South Bend, Indiana, and relocated to beautiful Chicago, he graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Theatre & Drama, and studied abroad with The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Recent credits include Interrobang Theatre Project's productions of season six's Katrina: Mother-in-Law of 'Em All, Recent Tragic Events, and The North Pool as House Manager, Marketing, and Social Media. He was House Manager for the fifth season's Owners and Really Really, Production Assistant for Orange Flower Water and Terminus, and Assistant Stage Manager for The Pitchfork Disney, and Ibsen is Dead.
MATTHEW NERBER, Ensemble Member
Matthew comes to Chicago from Buffalo, New York, where he earned his BFA in theatre performance from SUNY Buffalo. He has been with ITP since 2014's Owners, which he understudied. He also assistant directed the company's production of Katrina: Mother-in-Law of 'Em All and played Andrew in 2016's Recent Tragic Events. Other Chicago credits include Her Naked Skin (Shattered Globe Theatre), Once in a Lifetime (Strawdog Theatre Company), and Assistance (LiveWire Theatre Chicago). Matthew has also assistant directed shows at Collaboraction and Redtwist.
LAURA BERNER TAYLOR, Ensemble Member
Laura is thrilled to be a new company member with Interrobang after being in last season's Recent Tragic Events as Waverly. She is a graduate from the College of Santa Fe with a BFA in acting, and has since worked with several theatres around the city such as Piccolo, Redmoon, The New Colony, The Poor Theatre, Polarity Ensemble, Black Ensemble, MPAACT, and Windy City Playhouse. She is represented by Big Mouth Talent and has appeared in commercials, short films, and the feature, Asymptotes, to be released later this year.
CLAIRE YEARMAN, Ensemble Member
Claire Yearman is an actor, fight choreographer, and educator. She has worked for a variety of local theatres and colleges as an actor, director, and fight choreographer, including Interrobang Theatre Project, Red Tape Theatre, Piccolo Theatre, Metropolis Performing Arts, 20% Theatre, Dominican University, Harper College, Oakton Community College and Elgin Community College. She received a Jeff nomination for her fight choreography for Red Tape Theatre’s production of The Love of the Nightingale. Claire choreographed the fights for ITP’s productions of Hot N’ Throbbing, Owners and Really Really. Some of her favorite acting roles have been Theresa in Boy Gets Girl, Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Claire in Proof, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Alice Beane in Titanic. Claire has an MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University and a Bachelor’s in Theatre Performance from Bradley University. She is an adjunct theatre professor at College of Dupage, where she teaches acting and improvisation. Claire is a certified teacher with The Society of American Fight Directors. She teaches stage combat locally and at workshops around the United States. safd.org/member profile
ZOE VERDIN, Ensemble Member
Zoë provides creative direction for all ITP print and digital marketing, while working as a freelance graphic designer and practitioner of Thai bodywork and trigger point therapy. Zoë has also worked as scenic designer/carpenter, costume designer and muralist on all main stage productions at Polaris Charter Academy since 2011. Her most recent designs include costumes and backdrop for the Academy’s Wiley and the Hairy Man and publicity for Interrobang’s Season Six: Unnatural Disasters. Zoë has a BA in Studio Art from Carleton College, with concentrations in ceramics and photography.
Zoë is delighted to be collaborating with Social Media Marketing Guru, Christopher Knarr on publicity for Season Seven’s Flesh & Blood series, and with Ed Anderson on ITP's new website.