Salar Ardebili is an Iranian-born American actor, photographer, and a lifelong cinephile. His debut with ITP was their multi Jeff Award Nominated production of The North Pool for which he received a nomination for Best Actor in A Principal Role. In addition to working on stage, he has also appeared in television, independent films, commercials, and voice-over. Salar is proud to be an ITP Ensemble member and he is represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent Inc. Learn more at www.salarardebili.com.
BRYNNE BARNARD, Ensemble Member
Brynne is thrilled to be a part of the Interrobang Theatre Project. She has acted, text coached, dramaturged and assistant directed throughout Chicago since moving here after her graduation from Illinois State University. She is also blessed to be a frequent artistic contributor to the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, an Equity non-profit theatre of which she has been a part the last seven years. She's also a kick-ass aunt and cat mom, which is just as important, because she believes that if you don't live life well outside of your art, your art can't say much.
ELANA ELYCE, Ensemble Member
Elana acts, directs, writes, coaches and produces. She first met Interrobang as a cast member of The Argument in 2012 and subsequently produced Here Lies Henry (2012), Hot N’ Throbbing (2012) and Speaking in Tongues (2013). After a hiatus, she returned to perform with fellow ensemble members in Still (2016) and resumed producer responsibilities for all productions that followed. Over the last few years, Elana has been seen with The House Theatre of Chicago, first appearing in the acclaimed United Flight 232, which won a Jeff award for best ensemble. She is now a company member with The House. Other theaters that have welcomed her in recent years include Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Eclipse, Remy Bummpo, Stage Left & Theatre Seven, and The Yard/Raven Theatre. She is also the Business Manager of The Chicago Inclusion Project. www.elanaelyce.net
SHAWN GALLIGAN, Ensemble Member
With a background in performance, Shawn switched to stage management in 2011. But that's not to say he would balk at being dragged back onstage. He has worked for theatres in Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin, both onstage and backstage. His Interrobang Stage Manager credits include: Speaking in Tongues, Terminus, Really Really, Recent Tragic Events, and For the Loyal. Shawn spends his summers in Door County, Wisconsin where he is the ASM at Northern Sky Theater. He is a recreational cyclist, bike mechanic, and a lover of board games.
SARAH GISE, Ensemble Member
Sarah has been a proud Interrobang Theatre Project company member since February 2015. She holds a BFA in acting from the University of Southern California (USC) and in 2013 received the LA Weekly Best Actress Award for her performance in The Belle of Belfast. She is also a company member with New American Folk Theatre (Chicago) and Ensemble Studio Theatre (Los Angeles). In addition to theatre, she has appeared in several web series, film roles and commercials and is a voiceover artist having narrated over a dozen audiobooks. With ITP, she has appeared in Really Really, Owners, Still, The Amish Project (Nominated for a 2017 Joseph Jefferson Award), and most recently For The Loyal. She is represented by the fierce ladies at Shirley Hamilton Talent. Sarah is so grateful to her Interrobang family, and is thrilled to have found such a wonderful artistic home.
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
Christopher Knarr is a South Bend, Indiana native, Chicago transplant, and is currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Theatre & Drama and a Music minor, and studied abroad with The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Recent credits include Interrobang Theatre Project's season eight production of For the Loyal, for which he created original music. For season seven's Still, The Amish Project, and Falling, he was House Manager, Marketing, and Social Media. He was also House Manager/Social Media for the fifth and sixth season, including Really Really, Recent Tragic Events, and The North Pool, and also was a part of past season productions of Orange Flower Water as a Production Assistant, and Terminus, The Pitchfork Disney, and Ibsen is Dead as Assistant Stage Manager. christopheraaronknarr.com
JOE LINO, Ensemble Member
Joe proudly joins ITP as an artistic associate after playing the role of Steve in GRACE. In Chicago he has worked with Steppenwolf, Goodman, Victory Gardens, Teatro Vista, Drury Lane, The New Colony, The Cuckoos Theater Project, and The Agency Theatre Collective where he can be seen next in the world premier of Tres Bandidos. Regionally he has credits with Actors Theatre of Louisville in shows such as Dracula, A Christmas Carol, and That High Lonesome Sound, which premiered at the Humana Festival. He has also performed Off-Broadway at the BAM Harvey Theatre in Charles Mee’s world premier of The Glory of the World. He is a proud alumni of Ball State University where he received a BFA in Acting.
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 joined ITP in 2016 after playing Waverly in Recent Tragic Events. Also with Interrobang, she was Elena in Still, and she can be seen upcoming in Season 8 as Sara in Grace. Recent credits include Boy (u/s TimeLine), Detroit (TheatreSquared – Fayetteville, AR), This (u/s Windy City Playhouse), Vices and Virtues (Profiles), Urban Love Story (Black Ensemble Theatre), and A Life of Galileo (ETOPiA at Northwestern). Television credits include CHICAGO MED and CHICAGO JUSTICE (NBC). She has a BFA in Acting from Santa Fe University of Art and Design and is represented by Big Mouth Talent. www.laurabernertaylor.com
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.
CLAIRE YEARMAN, Ensemble Member
Claire is an actor, Certified Teacher with The Society of American Fight Directors, intimacy choreographer and educator. She has an MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University. She’s worked with ITP, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, Williams Street Rep, Red Tape Theatre, Piccolo Theatre, Aston Rep, 20% Theatre, and Metropolis Performing Arts. Her fight choreography received a Jeff nomination for Red Tape Theatre’s The Love of the Nightingale. Claire has choreographed violence for ITP’s Foxfinder, Hot N’ Throbbing, Owners, Really Really, and Falling. safd.org/member profile