CAST BIOS

Peter Gertas (George, Leonard, Charlie, et al)
Sarah Gise* (Lorna)
Laura Berner Taylor* (Grace)
Ashley Greenwoods (Grace U/S)
Nancy Payne (Lorna U/S)
Frank Montero (George, Leonard, Charlie, et al U/S)

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BRYNNE BARNARD, Amber

Brynne Barnard, a proud ITP ensemble member, is thrilled to be playing Amber in the Season 9 production of Utility. This will be Brynne’s second principal role with Interrobang, following her performance as Marion in Caryl Churchill’s Owners. She is also elated to have worked for the last 8 years as an actress, assistant director, event coordinator, and text coach with the amazing group of artists at the Chicago Shakespeare Project. She sends so many thanks to Georgette and the rest of the ITP crew for this opportunity, and just as many thanks to her handsome partner in crime (Tom) and her incredible mentors, friends, and family for their unwavering support and line-running sessions.

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KEVIN D’AMBROSIO, Jim

Kevin is excited for this opportunity with Interrobang Theatre Project. He recently appeared in the staged radio play of Miracle on 34th Street (The Artistic Home). Other credits include: An Oak Tree! (Red Theater); Chicago Voices Project (Tellin’ Tales Theatre in association with the Lyric Opera of Chicago); A Touch of the Poet (The Artistic Home); Three Sisters (Piven Theatre). As a storyteller, Kevin is a winner of The Moth Story SLAM. As a teacher, he created a personal narrative storytelling lab for detainees in Cook County Jail, and at Piven Theatre, he helped establish a theatre games program for adults with development disabilities. He is a graduate of The ACADEMY at Black Box Acting. Follow him over social media: @kdaspeaker

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BARBARA FIGGINS, Laura

Barbara is making her ITP debut. She is an ensemble member with Irish Theatre of Chicago, where she most recently reprised her Jeff-nominated one-woman show My Brilliant Divorce at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame University. She has also been seen in In Pigeon House, The Shadow of a Gunman, Dancing at Lughnasa, Our Father, Scenes from the Big Picture, WAR, and Bold Girls. Other credits: White Lillie-Anne in Barbecue (Strawdog Theatre at Steppenwolf); Ellie in Scapegoat: Or Why the Devil Always Loved Us (New Colony); Pam in Exit Strategy (Jackalope Theatre); Miss Tesman in Hedda Gabler (Writers Theatre); The Awake (First Floor Theatre); Polina in The Seagull (The Artistic Home); The History Boys (Timeline, Jeff Award Best Ensemble), Cherrywood (Mary Arrchie).

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Patrick TJ KELLY, Chris

Patrick is thrilled to be making his Interrobang Theater debut as Chris in their production of Utility. Patrick may have last been seen in Masque Macabre (Strawdog Theater), Enemy of the People (Goodman), or VR Sorry (Rhino Fest) that he co-wrote and directed. Outside of acting, Patrick is also a writer, educator, and a director for Lakeside Shakespeare's education program where he has been beyond grateful to spend his last three summers. Patrick is represented by Stewart Talent.

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TY BONNEVILLE, Understudy (Amber)

Ty is very excited to be working with Interrobang for the first time. She is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where she has worked with GreenStage and Seattle Musical Theatre among others. Ty is an actor, fight choreographer, playwright and aerialist. For information on upcoming work: TyBonneville.com

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JEAN MARIE KOON, Understudy (Laura)

Jean Marie is very excited for this opportunity and grateful to Georgette for bringing her onboard. Last year at this time she was appearing as the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst in The Good Fight with Babes With Blades. She has also performed with Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Idle Muse Theatre, Polarity Ensemble Theatre, Broken Nose Theatre, Pride Films and Plays, and Runcible Theatre. She has understudied for productions with Erasing The Distance, Piven Theatre Workshop, Eclipse, The Gift, Theater Wit, Steep, and Jackalope theatres. Thanks to Rob for his loving support. In remembrance of Molly.

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DAVID STOBBE, Understudy (Chris/Jim)

David is a graduate from Columbia Co, a co-founder of the Bittersweet Arts Co, and a master gardener. Recent credits include Rosencrantz in R&G Are Dead at Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Reg in The Full Monty at Theo Ubique, and Celeb-Jay in the premiere of Forsythian Dweller's Club, which performed in the Minneapolis Fringe Festival in summer 2018. This July, David will play Josh in the world premiere production of Bury Me with Dandelion Theater, performing at Rivendell Theatre. Also around this time, his garden will be in full bloom. So call or message him for any herbs or vegetables. Love to his girlfriend (aka his sack of potatoes).