By Jen Silverman
Directed by Georgette Verdin

Constantinople has been dead for two days, but that's the least of his worries. He has to find his mother before it's too late, and his already stiff body shuts down for good. As he searches an unfamiliar world filled with women he doesn't understand, his mother, Morgan must learn to grieve the son she never knew.

Jen Silverman's work has been produced off-Broadway by the Playwrights Realm (Crane Story), by Clubbed Thumb (Phoebe in Winter), Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (The Roommate, Wondrous Strange), Yale Repertory Theatre (The Moors) and InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia (The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane). She has developed plays as workshop-productions at the Cherry Lane Mentor Project (The Hunters), Juilliard (Wild Blue and Still) and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her). This is the play's midwest premier.

"Interrobang has always had a strong ensemble, and these four actors are no exception. Nerber faces a huge challenge, playing a baby who will never age or progress, and his Constantinople is both sympathetic and utterly memorable. As mother Morgan, Elyce aptly showcases the wide range of thoughts and feelings of an intelligent woman who never thought she’d be a mother, then wanted nothing more, only to have her dreams dashed at the last possible moment. Gise’s Dolores is perfectly rough around the edges, but she never goes into Goth cliché." -- Chicago Theater Beat 

The Artists

"Silverman’s lovingly nuanced portrayal of Constantinople and the effects of his short life is wonderfully brought to life. . ."
-- Chicago Theater Beat


Elana Elyce - Morgan
Sarah Gise - Dolores
Matthew Nerber - Constantinople
Laura Berner Taylor - Elena


Tammer Boutros prop design
Brynne Barnard dramaturg
Emily Bragg assistant director
Emma Deane lighting design
Lisa Giebler technical director
Noël Huntzinger costume design
Morgan Lake sound design
Shannon Lauzier stage manager
Greg Pinsoneault scenic design

Christopher Aaron Knarr house and social media manager
David Rosenberg press relations
Zoë Verdin creative design  

Cast Bios

Production Team


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. 

EMILY BRAGG, Assistant Director
Emily Bragg is brand new to ITP as well as the Chicago Theatre scene and is loving her experience with both. Last year, she graduated from Occidental College with a degree in Theatre with an emphasis on directing and acting. Since then, she has worked as a special assistant to the artistic director at Einstein S.T.A.G.E for its productions of Audience and Noises Off, both by Michael Frayn. She then went on to intern at Eclipse Theatre Co. during their run of Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train. Emily is excited to continue working alongside such talented and dedicated artists as the Marketing and Literary Coordinator at ITP.

EMMA DEANE, Lighting Design

LISA GIEBLER, Technical Director
Lisa is a freelance technical director, carpenter and mixed media artist in the Chicagoland area.  She works at Northbrook Theatre regularly and has also done work at Harper College, Chicago Folks Operetta, and Chicago Dramatists.  This is her third production with Interrobang.

NOEL HUNTZINGER, Costume Design 
Noel is an Interrobang Theatre Project company 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 inlude: Mistakes Madeline Made and Permanent Image with Livewire Theatre and Happy Now? with Shattered Globe Theatre.

MORGAN LAKE, Sound Design
Morgan Lake is a Chicago-based sound designer. She is very excited to be working with Interrobang Theatre Project for the first time. Recent projects include designing The Terrible (The New Colony) and engineering It's a Wonderful Life (American Blues Theater). Upcoming work includes engineering The Life of Galileo (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company) and Little Shop of Horrors (American Blues Theater) this spring.

Greg Pinsoneault is a Chicago based designer who recently received a BFA in Scenic Design from The Theatre School at DePaul University.  Chicago credits include works with Griffin Theatre, Profiles Theatre, Interrobang Theatre Project, Rasaka Theatre Company, The Agency Theatre Collective, Cock and Bull, and Underscore Theatre Company.  He has also assisted on productions at The Cort Theatre (NYC), The Broadhurst Theatre, Glimmerglass Opera, The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Paramount Theatre, and Drury Lane Oakbrook.  Greg was the recipient of The 2014 Theatre School Michael Merritt Award and the 2015 USITT W Oren Parker Undergraduate Scene Design Award.  Examples of his work can be found at

CHRISTOPHER AARON KNARR, House and Social Media Manager
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 AllRecent Tragic Events, and The North Pool as House Manager, Marketing, and Social Media. Christopher 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.

DAVID ROSENBERG, Press Relations

ZOE VERDIN, Website & Creative Design
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.