LINDSAY BARTLETT, Dialect Coach
Lindsay is thrilled to be coaching with Interrobang Theatre once again having coached for previous shows like Grace, Foxfinder, Owners, Pitchfork Disney, and Terminus. She has been coaching throughout Chicagoland for over 11 years, some of her productions have included Night at Alachua County (WildClaw Theatre), Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Pride Films & Plays), The Bottle Tree (Stage Left), Dancing at Lughnasa (Wheaton College), A Perfect Ganesh (Eclipse Theatre), Fog Island (Filament Theatre), and Miss Marx: or the involuntary side of living (Strawdog Theatre), History Boys (TimeLine Theatre), among many others. For a complete look at her previous shows, head to www.lindsaybartlett.com
CLAIRE BAUMAN, Assistant Director
Claire is thrilled to return to ITP as Assistant Director after understudying in Recent Tragic Events. Drawing from over 15 years of acting and dancing experience, Claire is a director and choreographer in Chicago. She has directed for Rhinofest, Broken Nose Collective, Chicago Theatre Marathon, as well as produced her own pieces and events, including Making (the) Movement, a dance arts festival supporting Chicago organizations dedicated to combating sexual violence. She is an Artistic Associate with Walkabout Theatre and has participated in DirectorsLabChicago and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program. Claire graduated from Vassar College.
MICHELLE E. BENDA, Lighting Design
Michelle is thrilled to be designing her second show with Interrobang Theatre Project! She previously designed I Call My Brothers earlier this year. Lighting design credits include Everybody (Brown Paper Box Co.), Hamlet (The Gift Theatre), The Gentleman Caller (Raven Theatre), Collage of a Dystopian Midwest, Frankenstein (Bower Theatre Ensemble), Failure: A Love Story (Illinois Theatre), and Cabaret (No Stakes Theater Project). She has assisted lighting designers at Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and TimeLine Theatre Company. Michelle holds an MFA in Lighting Design and Technology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
ADAM BORCHERS, Properties Designer
Adam is a Scenic Designer and Properties Artisan from Dayton, Ohio. Utility is his first production with ITP and he is thrilled to be here. His recent scenic design credits include Gypsy, The Christmas Parade, Pericles: Prince of Tyre, The Addams Family, and Bunkerville: A Post-Apocalyptic Musical. Recent Properties work includes: Cinderella (Prok), Oklahoma!, Into the Woods, West Side Story, and Carousel.
BLAKE CORDELL, Master Electrician
This is Blake’s second time working with Interrobang Theatre Project as Master Electrician. He has also worked as Master Electrician at theaters such as Adventure Stage Chicago, Pride, and Haven, and has been an electrician with numerous others. He graduated from Kansas State University with a B.A. in theatre and a B.A. in music back in 2017, and has since been working freelance in Chicago. To find out more about Blake’s electrical and audio work, visit blakecordell.com.
ELANA ELYCE, Artistic Producer
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
SARAH GISE, Casting Coordinator
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 LA Weekly 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 performed in the Midwest premiere of Still by Jen Silverman with Interrobang at the Athenaeum, followed by the remount of AtticRep's The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey with Interrobang last year.
CHRISTOPHER AARON KNARR, Design Associate
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
JAMIE KREPPEIN, Stage Manager
Jamie is a multi-faceted theatre artist originally from Gurnee, Illinois. A recent graduate from Illinois Wesleyan University in Theatre Arts and English-Writing, Jamie is a director, stage manager, educator, and scenic artist. She is thrilled to be working on her first show with Interrobang Theatre Project. She recently served as the Props Designer for The Ruse of Medusa at Facility Theatre, where she also started her Chicago theatre career as the ASM for Phoebe in Winter. Jamie recently completed the Artistic/Education internship at Writers Theatre while being the Youth Performer Coordinator on the Polar Express Train Ride. Currently, you can find her doing props and scenic work at Chicago Children's Theatre, Steep Theatre Co., Warren Theatre, and more. Mostly, she's just trying to be 23 and a functional human being, so let her know if you have any tips.
MATTHEW NERBER, Marketing Associate
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.
NANCY PAYNE, Marketing Manager
Nancy comes to ITP to provide marketing support and direction as Marketing Manager. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in strategic communication and business, she has been working in marketing and advertising full-time. As a lifelong theater advocate, she is excited to help promote ITP's mission and upcoming seasons.
ERIK SIEGLING, Sound Designer
Erik is pleased to be Sound Designing for his third show with Interrobang. He previously composed and designed for I.T.P.’s productions of Grace and The Goat. He also designed for The Comrads’ production of Warrior Class, as well as several shows at Oakton Community College. He has also designed for Seattle Shakespeare Company in Seattle. An accomplished actor as well, Erik has guest-starred on the TV show Z Nation, has performed in theatres across the country, and has a B.A. degree in Theatre from Principia College.
DAVID ROSENBERG, Press Relations
JON-PAUL SCHAUT, Marketing Associate/Events Planner
Originally from Tampa, FL, Jon-Paul is an arts marketer, actor, director, producer and artistic director. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with dual B.A. degrees in Theatre Studies and Advertising/Public Relations. He is a former Student Leadership Liaison with the Florida State Thespian Festival, former Artistic Director of Project Spotlight and a former box office and marketing assistant for the UCF School of Performing Arts. Currently Jon-Paul works at Carol Fox and Associates as a group sales representative and events assistant along with his responsibilities with Interrobang Theatre Project.
RICHIE VAVRINA, Production Manager
Richie is a Production Manager, Scenic, and Lighting Designer. This is his third production with ITP, having worked as a lighting designer on both Grace and The Goat in 2017. His work has been seen in productions by Firebrand Theatre, Elgin Community College, Circle Theatre Company, among countless others. He works as a draftsman and render artist by day.
ZOE VERDIN, 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 the ITP website.
BRYAN ZOLETA, Technical Director
Bryan is a designer/fabricator by trade, and has worked on projects ranging from museum exhibits, storefront displays and installations, to prop work for TV and film.