The bardy bunch Team
STEPHEN GARVEY (writer)
Stephen's Cut Me Down and Dead Fathers have enjoyed several theatrical productions, and his musical Plunge is in development with Skyward Productions in D.C. His short film Boy-Next-Door premiered at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and has screened at over a dozen festivals. His screenplay Chasing Disasters is currently under option. He grew up relating to Bobby, then Peter, then Greg, and is now enjoying the Mike phase of his life with his lovely ladies: wife Donna and daughters Harper and Lea. Stephen is a proud member of Dramatists Guild of America.
JAY STERN (director)
Jay's recent theater work includes the world premiere of Gary Apple’s musical Hell is for Real, and 20th Century Photograph, a devised piece co-created with director Veronica Wigg. Jay's feature films Spirit Cabinet and The Adventures of Paul and Marian are currently making the festival rounds. Jay is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a founder of the World Wide Lab, an international collective dedicated to collaborations between directors. With the World Wide Lab, Jay co-created Alien Attack at Teatro Due in Rome, Italy, and was the co-artistic director of the Lab’s season at the Apollo Theater in Syros, Greece. Jay is also a producer and co-host of the Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival, which has been screening monthly in NYC since 2002.
MIKE TIMONEY (producer)
Mike was a cast member of The Bardy Bunch in both the FringeNYC and Off-Broadway companies. He also co-produced the sold-out cabaret version of Bardy that was performed at Broadway’s Supper Club 54 Below, as well as the by-special-request encore performance. As an actor, he has performed in films, commercials, voice overs, soap operas and onstage at, among others, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He can currently be seen in the web series He’s With Me as the husband of Debra Jo Rupp. He has worked with Jerry Zaks, Harold Prince, Scott Ellis, Bryan Cranston, Jeremy Irons, John Cullum, Arvin Brown, Cady Huffman, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis, Clare Bloom and Leonard Nimoy. Mike produced the New York segment of Telecom Asia 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University.
LORNA VENTURA (choreographer)
Lorna is an actress/director/choreographer, working in theater, film and television. Some of her Broadway credits include associate choreographer to Christopher Ashley on All Shook Up! and George C. Wolfe on Harlem Song and an SDC observership with Kathleen Marshall on Nice Work If You Can Get It. Her performance credits include the original Broadway cast of Wicked, the 1994 Broadway Revival of Grease and the first national company of the 2011 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Ms. Ventura’s choreography was featured Off-Broadway in Hell is for Real for the 2015 FringeNYC, Drop Dead Perfect at St. Clement’s Theatre, Fabulous Lipitones, book John Marcus and Mark St. Germain, directed by Peter Flynn, Hopper, with music and lyrics by Jonatha Brooke and book by Anton Dudley and she was the Assistant Choreographer for the Off-Broadway production of Trip of Love. Her choreography on film and television includes Kate And Leopold, It Runs In The Family, The Dancer Chronicles, seasons one through five of Gossip Girl and the first two seasons of Carrie Diaries. Lorna’s choreography for Frog Kiss, a musical, received an Honorary Mention for Outstanding Choreography NYMF Awards 2011 and she was chosen as one of Dance Break’s Emerging Choreographers 2011 and BC beats showcase 2013.
LOGAN MEDLAND (music director/vocal and piano arrangements)
Logan is the author and composer of Fingers and Toes (NYMF 2010), which has since had regional productions at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn NY, the Plaza Theatre in Florida, and The Ivoryton Theatre. As a music director, he has performed in Jersey Boys (Associate MD - Toronto production and 1st and 2nd National Tours), Cats (conductor National Tour), A Christmas Story (Supervisor U.S Tour), Chicago, and Crazy for You. Most recently, Associate MD - Superfly workshop and Associate MD - A Bronx Tale workshop for Dodgers and Tommy Mottola.
SKYLER ADAMS (Keith Partridge) OU alum. National Tours: Pippin (Lewis) MTWichita: Catch Me If You Can (Frank Jr.) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hero), Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest), Monty Python's Spamalot (Not-Dead Fred / Minstrel / Prince Herbert) Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: World Premiere of Bartram and Hill’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (Pinocchio); Drury Lane in Chicago: Next to Normal (Henry), Les Misérables (Marius); Lyric Opera of Chicago: Oklahoma! Paramount Theatre: Hair (Claude), Grease (Danny), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel); Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma: Altar Boyz (Matthew), and Riverside Theatre: Hero (Funny Thing...Forum). Big thanks to Bets, his family and Sam. Hope is real.
BRIANNA BORGER (Shirley Partridge) is thrilled to be back at The Mercury, where she spent the last two holiday seasons playing Alma Stossel in The Christmas Schooner. Chicagoland: The King & I (Anna - Jeff Nomination) and Into the Woods (Baker's Wife) at Porchlight Music Theatre, A Little Night Music (Petra) at Writers Theatre, Billy Elliot (Dead Mum) and Bye Bye Birdie (Doris MacAfee) at Drury Lane, The Secret Garden (Lily) at Light Opera Works, The American Girl Revue at American Girl Place, The Three Musketeers at Chicago Shakespeare. Also: The Full Monty (Georgie) at Peninsula Players, Always, Patsy Cline (Patsy Cline) at the Armory, The King & I (Anna) International Tour. Favorite roles: Mom to Ian, Wife to Adrian. And don't call me Shirley.
TIMOTHY EIDMAN (Chris Partridge) is stoked to be working on such a groovy project! He was last seen at The Mercury as a Swing in The Producers. Other credits include Oklahoma! (Dream Curly) and The Addams Family at the Tibbits Opera House; A Jazz Happening with Lucie Arnaz at Jacob's Pillow; She Loves Me (Kodaly), Spring Awakening (Hanschen), and Hot Mikado (The Mikado) at Loyola Univeristy Chicago. Recent alum of The School at Jacobs Pillow. Love to Mom and Dad! Timothyeidman.com
TINA GLUSCHENKO (Alice Nelson, u/s Carol Brady and Shirley Partridge) tours the country regularly with a sketch/improv group, Wavelength. Chicago credits include Windy City Playhouse (End Days), The Goodman Theatre (Rapture, Blister Burn; The House of Martin Guerre; Randy Newman’s Faust), Steppenwolf (My Thing of Love; Ghost In The Machine), Drury Lane Oakbrook (A Christmas Carol), Porchlight Music Theatre (A Class Act), Northlight Theatre (Away!), Chicago Shakespeare (Hamlet! The Musical), and Second City Theatricals (Sex and the Second City; Songs of the Second City). She has performed at Theatre at the Centre in Indiana (The Beverly Hillbillies, the Musical), at Ars Nova in New York (Melancholy Baby), and toured Nationally with Into The Woods and The Secret Garden.
DAN GOLD (Peter Brady, u/s Greg Brady) is grateful to be working with The Bardy Bunch team. Recent Chicago credits include The Producers (Mercury Theater Chicago), The Book of Merman (Pride Films & Plays), Side Show (Porchlight Music Theater, u/s), South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Damn Yankees (Light Opera Works), and Jersey Shore: The Musical (4 Days Late Productions). He has sung with the University of Illinois' The Xtension Chords a cappella group, and studied at Second City's Music Improv Conservatory.
CORY GOODRICH (Carol Brady) is a Jeff Award-winning actress for her roles as Mother in Drury Lane’s Ragtime, and as June Carter in the Johnny Cash revue, Ring of Fire, at Mercury Theater Chicago. Recent roles include: The Bridges of Madison County (Marian), Arkansas Rep, The Addams Family (Alice), Mercury Theater, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pepa), Theatre at the Center Seussical the Musical (Maysie), Chicago Shakespeare and The Sound of Music (Sr Margaretta), Lyric Opera, Chicago. The winner of this year’s Cohen-Grappel Recording Endowment, Cory is dropping her next album, Wildwood Flower, a collection of traditional and original folk songs featuring the autoharp, on August 1st. For more info, visit www.corygoodrich.com
CALLIE JOHNSON (Cindy Brady, u/s Laurie Partridge) is a Chicago-based actress, and couldn't be happier to be using her lithping thkillth as Cindy Brady. Chicago credits include Melba Snyder in Pal Joey (Porchlight Music Theatre, Jeff Award: Cameo Performance), Natalie Goodman in Next to Normal (Drury Lane Oakbrook, Broadway World Award: Best Musical Revival), Carrie White in Carrie: The Musical (Bailiwick Theatre, Jeff Nomination: Best Leading Actress, Broadway World Nomination: Best Leading Actress), Natalie Haller in All Shook Up (Theatre at the Center, Broadway World Nomination: Best Leading Actress), Chloe Coverly in Arcadia (Writer's Theatre). Television: guest role on Chicago PD. Callie is also a proud player of the Peninsula Players in Door County, WI. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Columbia College Chicago, and is a vocal student of Rebecca Schorsch. www.calliejohnson.com
JEFFREY MAX (Reuben Kincaid, u/s Mike Brady) has been a professional Chicago actor for twenty years working all over the country. Chicago credits include Samuel in Pirates of Penzance, The Lion in The Wizard of Oz, The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Magaldi in Evita and The Pharaoh in Joseph…Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond. Other favorite roles are Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl and Jafar in Aladdin. Jeff is thrilled to be back in the 70s where he grew up!
ERIN MCGRATH (Laurie Patridge) is very excited to be joining The Bardy Bunch! She has recently performed around the Chicagoland area in City of Angels (Mallory/Avril) at the Marriott Theatre and A Christmas Story at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Erin has previously been seen as Delee on the Smokey Joe’s Cafe National Tour, in the new musical White Noise at the Royal George Theatre, on the Hairspray National Tour as Tammy (u/s Penny), and all around Europe in Shout! The Mod Musical and And the World Goes Round. She has also appeared on TV in shows such as Boardwalk Empire and Royal Pains as well as numerous commercials. Erin received her BFA from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!)
JAKE NICHOLSON (Bobby Brady) Jake is thrilled to make his professional Chicago theatre debut with The Bardy Bunch! He recently received his BFA in Musical Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he was seen in productions of Assassins and Legally Blonde. Jake is originally from Seattle where he worked at Village Theatre in both their youth program and their New Works program.
OLIVIA RENTERIA (Marcia Brady) Olivia is beyond grateful to be working at Mercury Theater for the first time! Her recent credits include Teen Bertie in Beaches (Drury Lane Theatre), Jean in Brigadoon (Goodman Theatre). Other productions that she has been in include The Who’s Tommy, Cats, The Music Man (Paramount Theatre) and Oliver (Drury Lane Theatre). Olivia attends Point Park University and is an alumni member with The Ruth Page School of Dance and The Chicago Academy for the Arts. Olivia would like to thank her five sisters for inspiring her every day, her wonderful parents for pushing and supporting her and her grandparents for owning an amazing nonprofit studio called Maywood Fine Arts where it all began for Olivia! Thanks to Gray Talent group for all the opportunities that I have been given!
JARED REIN (Danny) made his Mercury Theater debut in The Addams Family and previously appeared as an ensemble member in Gyspy at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. He is a proud graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts with a BFA in musical theater.
MARY-MARGARET ROBERTS (Tracy Partridge) is thrilled to be a part of The Bardy Bunch. After completing her MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University, she moved to Chicago to live the dream! Some of her favorite Chicago credits include Doreen in Far From Heaven (Porchlight Music Theatre), Sally in A Charlie Brown Christmas (Broadway Playhouse), Halle in Hey Dancin! Hey Musical! (Factory Theatre), and Anne in Anne of Green Gables (Provision Theatre). Mary-Margaret would like to dedicate this show to her family, close friends, and Matthew—her amazing support system. www.marymargaretroberts.com
JAKE STEMPEL (Chris Partridge, u/s Danny Partridge, Reuben Kincaid, Sam The Butcher) is thrilled to be performing with Disappearing Dog LLC and making his Mercury Theater debut. Previous credits include: the Chicagoland premiere of Nice Work If You Can Get It (Chief Berry) at TATC, the world premiere of Café Variations directed by Anne Bogart, Mary Poppins at Stage 773, The Drowsy Chaperone (George) at Metropolis PAC, Gypsy (Tulsa) at Williams Street Rep., No Way To Treat A Lady and Christmas On Broadway at Fox Valley Rep., and Busytown and Alexander...Very Bad Day at Northbrook TYA. He's a proud graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He would like to thank Disappearing Dog, The Mercury, and his family and friends for the support!
SAWYER SMITH (Greg Brady, u/s Keith Partridge) Is thrilled to be a part of this Bardy Bunch! Recent credits include The Producers (Mercury Theater), First Date (Royal George), The Addams Family (Mercury Theater), Cats, Rent, and A Chorus Line (Paramount Theater), and Carrie (Bailiwick Chicago). Sawyer toured the Caribbean in Hairspray (Royal Caribbean), Pippin (Bohemian Theater Ensemble), A Chorus Line, Children of Eden, Sweet Charity, Sunset Boulevard, Oklahoma, and Chicago (Timber Lake Playhouse). Choreography Credits: Heathers: The Musical (Kokandy Productions, Jeff Award), Titanic, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Griffin Theater), Sweet Charity (Timber Lake Playhouse). Sawyer is a graduate of The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Thanks to his wonderful family and friends for their support!
STEF TOVAR (Mike Brady) is a Jeff Award-winning Chicago actor, who most recently was seen as Cookie in Nice Work if You Can Get It at Theatre at the Center. Stef is the Founder and Artistic Director of Route 66 Theatre Company, where he played Nolan in No Wake in both Chicago and Los Angeles this season, directed by Kimberly Senior. Some of his favorite Chicago roles include Edward Bloom in Big Fish (TATC), Luther Billis in South Pacific (Marriott), Harold Hill in The Music Man (Paramount), Peter Stossell in The Christmas Schooner (Mercury Theater) and Noah in the world premiere of A Twist of Water (Route 66), which was remounted Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. His film and TV credits include Contagion, Chicago Fire, Boss and most recently, Bunker Hill with Fred Willard and Eric Roberts. www.steftovar.com.
BRET TUOMI (Sam the Butcher, Mr. Phillips, and more!) is super happy to be a part of this groovy show. Mixing 70s TV and Shakespeare sounds like his idea of a good time. Other less groovy Chicago credits include Henry V and Julius Caesar at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Ice Man Cometh and A Christmas Carol at The Goodman, Enron and The Price at TimeLine Theatre Company, and West Side Story and Billy Elliot at Drury Lane. He has also appeared on Broadway and the first national tour of Rock of Ages. Bret would like to thank his parents for letting him watch so much TV growing up.
ANNIE WATKINS (Jan Brady) Annie is thrilled to be reprising her role in The Bardy Bunch from the 2014 Off-Broadway production. Other credits include original casts of The Deathly Ones (Off-Broadway), Latvia/Latvia (Access Theatre), and Queen of the May (Galapagos Art Space). Annie Graduated From Circle in the Square Theatre School, and is a certified arts educator. She is also a proud member of the international commedia dell’arte troupe, Theatre Hotel Courage.
ANA MARIA ALVAREZ (u/s Alice) Honored to understudy Alice and work with the Brady Bunch cast and crew! Seen in The Goodman Theatre’s Another Word for Beauty, ensemble and u.s. for Ciliana and Bita in Yasmina’s Necklace for The New Stages Festival. Anna in Stuffing the Turkey with Broad Shoulder’s Productions. Sonia (u.s.) Sonia Flew at The Steppenwolf Theatre, Mother True West The Redtwist Theatre, and Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella The Chicago Kids Co. Roles in Zarzuelas with The Spanish Repertory Theatre in NYC directed by Rene Buch, The Light Opera of Manhattan and The NY Gilbert and Sullivan players. Toured The Netherlands and USA with The London Savoyards. TV roles in The Exorcist, Sirens, Unsolved Mysteries, Early Edition, Film roles in Nothing Like the Holidays, Cup of my Blood, The Fugitive, Welcome Back to the Barrio, Rising Up, Setting Son and Change. BFA in Theatre from SMU in Dallas, TX.
ANDREW LUND (u/s Peter Brady, Bobby Brady, Chris Partridge) Andrew returns to the Mercury after appearing in the long-running hit Avenue Q! You may have recently caught him in The Nutcracker (The House Theatre of Chicago), Photograph 51 (20% Theatre), or Loving Repeating (Kokandy Productions). Chicago-area credits include Drury Lane Oakbrook (Charlotte's Web), Porchlight Music Theatre (A Funny Thing...Forum, Double Trouble, City of Angels, Anyone Can Whistle, Fade Out-Fade In), and Brown Paper Box Co. (Godspell). He is an ensemble member of (re)discover theatre, where he appeared in Lysistrata and 50 Shades of Shakespeare, and provided movement and immersion design for Farewell My Friend. Andrew is an alumni of iO Chicago and ANARCHY: An Improvised Rock Opera. www.andrew-lund.com
RAINEY WRIGHT (u/s Marcia, Jan and Cindy Brady, Tracy Partridge) is excited to be making her professional debut with The Bardy Bunch! She recently graduated from Millikin University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. At Millikin, she had the mainstage roles of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Wednesday in The Addams Family, and Wendy in Peter Pan. Other roles include Tricia in Dog Sees God (Pipe Dreams Studio, Decatur, IL), Mary Jane in Reefer Madness and Janet Weiss in Rocky Horror Picture Show (The Avon, Decatur, IL). Rainey has also trained at iO Chicago in their 5-week Improv Intensive and performed professionally at Six Flags in Gurnee, IL. An avid fan of The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family, Rainey is thrilled to be part of this far-out show!
GRANT SABIN (scenic design) A native of rural Illinois, Grant blends his rural roots with urban art. He’s a recipient of the 2015 Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. He’s a graduate of Columbia College with a BFA in theatre design where he was awarded the 2005 Michael Merritt student scholarship for collaboration in theatre design. He is known throughout Chicago for his keen eye in capturing atmospheric detail and his ability to design “impressively executed sets” on a storefront-theater budget. His designs have been seen at Northlight, Victory Garden, Steppenwolf, Next, The Royal George, Overture Center WI., Theatre Witt, Gallagher Bluedorn IA., American Blues, ATC, Christina Isabelle Dance, The Seldoms Dance and A Red Orchid. He was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson award for his design of A Red Orchid’s production of The Sea Horse and Dog & Pony’s production of Mr. Marmalade. He was recently named one of the Top 50 Players in Chicago Theatre by New City Magazine. Grant is currently a part-time faculty member at Columbia College.
ROBERT KUHN (costumes) is pleased to be returning to The Mercury Theater where he previously designed The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes. Recent design credits include: Mame (Light Opera Works), Tomorrow Morning and Heathers (Kokandy Productions), After all the Terrible Things I Do and Abraham Lincoln was a F*gg*t (About Face Theater), and White Christmas (Drury Lane – Oakbrook). Other Chicago Credits include works with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lookingglass Theater Company, Emerald City Theater, Northwestern University, Concordia University-Chicago, Mortar Theater Company, and Theatre-Hikes. Regional design credits include: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Pennsylvania Centre Stage) and Dracula and Othello (The Arkansas Shakespeare Theater). Upcoming shows include Lecherous Honey (Cock and Bull Theater) and I Am My Own Wife (About Face Theater). Robert is an artistic associate with About Face Theater. www.robertskuhn.com
CLAIRE CHRZAN (lighting design) is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. Recent design credits include: The Mutilated and The Room (A Red Orchid Theatre) Love and Human Remains and Good Person of Szechwan (Cor Theatre) The Distance (Haven Theatre) Caught (Sideshow) After Miss Julie (Strawdog) The Terrible (New Colony) The Guardians and Uncle Bob (Mary-Arrchie) A Number, Scenes from an Execution, and Sweet Phoebe (Runcible) The Hero's Journey, Best Beloved: The Just So Stories and The Pied Piper (Forks and Hope), A Doll's House (Definition Theatre) Recent Tragic Events, The Pitchfork Disney, Owners, Really Really, Terminus, Hot 'N Throbbing (Interrobang Theatre Project) Claire also serves as production stage manager for Hubbard Street's HS2. clairechrzandesigns.com
ZACH ABRAMSON (track orchestrations) is a New York City-based composer, arranger and producer specializing in collaborative multimedia works. His music has been heard globally in AAA video games, independent films and web series, his original songs and arrangements for theatre have been heard on stages throughout New York, and his art songs and concert music have been performed across the U.S. and Europe. Zach is a partner at Brooklyn-based audio production studio YouTooCanWoo where he has contributed music and sound for a number of documentaries, including the Cinema Eye Honors-nominated score for Mateo, Plamen, and Emory Douglas: Art of the Black Panthers. The studio has also produced MGMT’s Time to Pretend EP as well as sonic rebrands for MTV, IBM’s Smarter Planet campaign, the new Pepsi Challenge, and more. In addition, Zach maintains an active performing schedule as a bass and keyboard player with French Horn Rebellion and Deidre & the Dark, as well as DJing as half of the producer-duo Mighty Five with collaborator Derek Muro. Zach received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Richard Danielpour and Nils Vigeland.
KRISTI J. MARTENS (production stage manager) is happy to be back at the Mercury Theater after being the Production Stage Manager for Helldrivers of Daytona. Kristi was, also, the PSM at the Mercury Theater for The Producers, The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes, The Addams Family (Joseph Jefferson Award Winner - Best Musical Mid-Sized Theater), Avenue Q and The Color Purple. Some other theaters that she has worked at: Drury Lane Theater (Oakbrook Terrace), Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Goodman Theatre, The Royal George Theater, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Drury Lane Water Tower, Fox Valley Repertory, Oak Park Festival Theater, Fulton Opera House (Lancaster, PA), Maine State Music Theater (Brunswick, ME), Theater At the Center (Munster, IN), WYO Theater (Sheridan, WY), Carousel Dinner Playhouse (Akron, OH), Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX). A proud Equity member for over 26 years, Kristi started stage managing with children’s theater.
JASON SHIVERS (assistant stage manager) Jason previously stage managed with SoloChicago Theater on their hit production of Churchill (2014-2016) which has run in Chicago, off-Broadway in New York City, and continues to tour engagements across the nation. Other Chicago credits include stage management for A Jewish Joke (2016 Spiel Productions) and This (2016 Windy City Playhouse). He is a proud member of Actors Equity and the Stage Managers Association. He continues to work as Production Manager with SoloChicago Theater and as Master Electrician with the Mercury Theater.
M. SWEENEY LAWLESS (dramaturg) is a NYC writer and performer. She has been dramaturg on productions including the Oresteia Project: Come Appear Punish and Agamemnon at the Irondale Center (directors Ioli Andreadi and Jay Stern) for the World Wide Lab, Daughter of the Sun by Annie G. Levy and Franny Silverman, Elijah’s Angel by Michael J. Rosen (commissioned for the 100th anniversary of the JCC of Columbus, Ohio), and Shiksappeal: Getting the Chosen to Choose Me by Katherine Williams for the 2012 FringeNYC. Meg was a founding member of comedy groups Euphobia and The Central Fungus and toured and taught improv with Chicago City Limits. Her writing appears in some humor anthologies, and her horror comic A Knock on the Head was illustrated by 16 artists and is on exhibit at The Creek and the Cave in NYC. @Specky4Eyes on Twitter. She can hide up to five bees secretly in her mouth.
LOTUS THEATRICALS (general management) Lotus Theatricals is a producing and general management firm devoted to presenting and promoting Chicago theater. Founded by Jason Epperson and Abigail Trabue in late 2015, Lotus is developing several commercial theater projects in addition to the launch of the new PerformInk. Previously, Epperson was the General Manager and Producer for the Mercury Theater for nearly 10 years, and the Executive Director of the Greenhouse Theater Center for the last two, where he produced Churchill in Chicago and Off-Broadway. Trabue is a business analyst, actor, and casting director with 12 years of experience in the Chicago theater community.
THE HERON AGENCY (press representative) is a full service PR, Social Media, Marketing, & Ad agency. National Tours: The Singalong Wizard of Oz, C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce, Celtic Thunder, and Sphinx Virtuoso. Numerous concert engagements at arena theaters representing such artists as Prince, Jerry Seinfeld, Fleetwood Mac, Wynonna Judd, Louis CK, The Beach Boys, Jewel, and Andre Rieu. Clients have also included Sesame Street Live, the World Tour Olympic Superstars, the Champions Challenge (McEnroe, Bjorg, Agassi), Barney Live!, the Highland Games, the Apollo Chorus, and the Harlem Globetrotters. Additionally, they represent regional theaters including the Marriott Theatre, Stage 773 and First Folio. Other corporate clients include Hyatt Hotels, Massage Envy, and Le Meridien Hotels. www.heronagency.com