Katy Boza went to school at Missouri State University and holds a B.A. degree in Theatre.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Katy is a professional actor and babysitter extraordinaire, who spends her free time playing her ukulele and pretending to be a chef in the kitchen!
Jasmin Cardenas went to school at National-Louis University and holds a B.A. degree in Theatre Arts.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Jasmin is an actress, writer, director, storyteller, and a Theatre of the Oppressed Practicioner.Â Jasmin sits on the Board of Directors for Pedagogy and Theatre of the Opressed.
David Catlin Please click here for David Catlin's full bio.
Pamela Cook went to school at the University of Kansas and holds a B.A. degree in Theatre and Film.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Pamela is a consultant and co-founder of Mosaic Experience where she develops and leads workshops on cultural competency.Â She resides in Evanston with her 3 boys.
Thom Cox has been teaching for more than 20 years, and teaching with Lookingglass for most of that time. He is a founding ensemble member of Lookingglass, where he as work on more than 30 productions and currently serves as Lookingglass Education Department's Master Teacher. He has taught studio classes, public and private school residencies and workshops, Young and Teen Ensembles, and performed and directed Lookingglass Touring Shows for Youth. Please click here for Thom Cox's full bio.
Erin Crites has an M.F.A. in physically based ensemble theatre from Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She has taught classes in improvisation, physical theatre, Commedia dell'Arte, sketch comedy, clowning, and ensemble devision and dramatic interpretation for students ranging from elementary to graduate school and from Kentucky to Illinois. Visit http://www.erincrites.weebly.com for more information.
Christine Mary Dunford has been a Lookingglass Ensemble member since 1989, was founding teaching artist with the Chicago Arts in Education Program (CAPE), and is a co-founder of The Memory Ensemble. She has an M.A. in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies. Christine teaches at Northwestern, Roosevelt, and DePaul Universities, but her home is at Lookingglass. Please click here for Christine's full bio.
Lily Emerson went to school at Millikin University and holds a B.F.A. degree in Acting.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Lily is a physical theatre artist actively creating with a variety of performance groups, including her own fledgling theatre company, Lucid Street Theatre.Â Â
Jessie Fisher went to school at the University of Colorado and holds a B.F.A. degree in Theatre Performance.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Jessie is a teaching artist for Writer's Theatre and the Actor's Gymnasium.Â She has performed recently the the Hypocrites, Steppenwolf and Rivendell Ensemble.
Anne Fogarty hold an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Iowa. She has been a teaching artist with Lookingglass for 14 years. She is also a professional actor in Chicago, and has appeared in shows at Lookingglass, Remy Bumppo, Victory Gardens, Famous Door, and theatres around the country.
Sarah Fornace has her bachelors from the University of Chicago and her Masters from the University of Toronto (both in English Literature). Sarah is a freelance performer, fight choreographer, puppeteer, and narrative theorist. She is a company member is Manual Cinema. Along with her classes at Lookingglass this year, she is teaching at Columbia College and the University of Chicago.
Emjoy Gavino Updated Bio Coming Soon!
Sara Gmitter Please click here for Sara's full bio.
Matt Hawkins went to school at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.F.A. degree in Theatre.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Matt is a freelance actor, director, and fight choreographer in the city of Chicago.
Lauren Hirte Updated Bio Coming Soon!
Levi Holloway went to school at the Theatre School at DePaul University and holds a B.F.A. degree in Acting.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Levi is a professional actor, accomplished visual artist, and a baker.
Kisha Jackson went to school at Columbia College Chicago and holds a B.A. degree in Communications.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Kisha is a choreographer and actress.
David Kersnar Please click here for David Kersnar's full bio.
Josh Lesser is a director, actor, writer, teaching artist, and clown in Chicago. Since graduating from Northwestern University in 2006, he has performed, taught, and directed with companies including: Portland's Sojourn Theatre, Actors' Gymnasium, Lookingglass, Northlight Theatre, and Redmoon Theatre. He currently teaches Middle School Drama at Francis Parker.
Mechelle Moe is a founding member of The Hypocrites, a company member with TimeLine Theatre, and works as an actor, director and teaching artist. She has been featured at American Blues Theater, TimeLine, The Hypocrites, Court Theater, and Griffin Theater. She has also worked with Lifeline, A Red Orchid, Steppenwolf, Writers, among others. Mechelle was awarded a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Principal Actress, an After Dark Award for her performance as the Young Woman in The Hypocrites' production of Sophie Treadwell's MACHINAL, and nominated for best actress for STAGE DOOR with Griffin Theatre. She also rec'd 2007 & 2010's Top Ten Performances of the Year, Chicago Tribune for her roles in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW and STAGE DOOR. For more information, please visit http://mechellemoe.tumblr.com/.
Erica Mott Updated Bio Coming Soon!
Lindsey Noel-Whiting Updated Bio Coming Soon!
Dana Omar went to school at Loyola University Chicago and holds a B.S. degree in Elementary Education.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Dana is an actor and dancer in the city.
Tracy Otwell has a bachelors degree from Northwestern University in Theatre and Art and an MFA from Cal Arts in Scenic Design and Puppetry. Tracy teaching arts at St. Stanislaus Koska School. She designs scenery and puppets all over Chicago.
Claire Redfield grew up with Lookingglass, performing in their Teen Lab and Teen Touring Programs. She graduated from Tufts University with High Honors in Drama and Anthropology. She is a director/actor/writer who has trained with The British American Drama Academy, SITI Company, and The San Francisco Mime Troupe.
Isaiah Robinson has been with Lookingglass for several years. He studied Musical Theatre at Columbia College Chicago. He is an ensemble member of The Silent Theatre Company of Chicago, and a member of both the Screen Actor's Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Emilio Robles went to school at Wabash College, Pitt, and Bada-Oxford and holds a M.F.A. degree in Acting.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Emilio is an actor, director, and voice-over professional, in addition to being a lead teaching artist with Pegasus Players and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.Â He has been a Teaching Artist with Lookingglass for over 8 years. Please visit www.emiliogrobles.biz for more information on what he's up to these days.
Cassy Sanders is brand new to Lookingglass' Teaching Staff and is so excited! She is a company member and Associate Artistic Director at Theatre Seven of Chicago. She is a director, dramaturg and actor in Chicago. Check out her website at http://www.cassysanders.com.
Kaycee Sewchok holds a B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. Outside of Lookingglass, Kaycee is a Performing Arts and Yoga Instructor for various companies in the Chicago area, as well as the Illinois Representative for the American Alliance of Theatre and Education.
Jessica Simon is a puppeteer who has performed her original work in Chicago, New York City, Austin, Minneapolis, and Atlanta. She is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University and has trained at the Eugene O'Neil Theatre Center.
Mara Stern graduated with her B.A. from Columbia College Chicago. She also teaches for Northlight Theatre in Skokie and Dream Big. Outside of teaching, she works in the Lookingglass Box Office and acts and directs around the city.
Tracy Walsh went to school at Northwestern University and holds a B.S. degree in Performance Studies.Â Outside of teaching for Lookingglass, Tracy is an ensemble member of the company, works with the Young Ensemble, teaches prenatal yoga, and is a mother of two girls. Please click here for Tracy Walsh's full bio.
Kevin Wasielewski went to school at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and holds a B.F.A. degree in Acting.Â Outside of Lookingglass, Kevin is a student at UIC pursuing his M.Ed. in secondary English.
Katie Welch graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Drama and Child Development. She has worked with Chicago Children's Theatre and Gorilla Tango, but has found home at Lookingglass' Summer Camp on the Lake. She is excited for all that is yet to come!
Andy White Please click here for Andy White's full bio.