Three Crows is a Chicago-based, ensemble theatre company committed to telling honest, thought-provoking, entertaining stories. ​We are a pay-what-you-can storefront theatre company striving to make performances accessible to all who want to experience the transformative power of theatre. In short, we tell good stories. 


Why the name Three Crows? In common folklore, people believe that an appearance by a crow is ominous and foreboding. However in some cultures, the crow symbolizes wisdom and good luck. The sighting of three crows is considered very lucky, bringing the promise of positive change. 

Meet Our Team

Selena Lopez,

Co-Founder & Managing Director

A Chicagoland native, Selena holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The New School for Drama in New York. With Three Crows, Selena was Maureen in our production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky, Rosa in Espresso, Andromache in The Trojan Women,  Liz Morden in Our Country's Good and Catherine Donahue in These Shining Lives.  

Nathaniel Negrón,

Co-Founder & Technical Director 

A native of the north Chicago suburbs, Nathaniel attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He's graced stages in Wisconsin, Chicago and New York. With Three Crows, Nate was seen as Pato Dooley in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Peter Shaw in Silent Sky, Amante in Espresso, Menelaus in The Trojan Women, Ketch Freeman/Robbie Ross in Our Country's Good and Amundsen in Terra Nova. Other credits include, Mr. Dearth in Dear Brutus (Eclectic Full Contact), Didier in Curves & Edges (Interrobang & Three Things)

Rebecca Karpowicz,

Co-Founder & Resident Stage

Three Crows' resident stage and production manager extraordinaire, Becky also attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She stage manages the majority of our productions and has worked professionally throughout the US, including Busch Gardens in Virginia.

Kristin Davis,

Company Member- Director

Kristin directed the Three Crows productions of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Espresso, Our Country's Good and These Shining Lives. Other directing credits include The Haunted Bagpipes (Oracle), Rung 

(Curious Theatre Branch), Time & Spectrum (Chicago Fringe Festival 2015), Gretel (The Ruckus), and King Lear (Shakespeare's Globe Education). Kristin holds an MA in Classical and Contemporary Text Directing from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a BA in Theatre from James Madison University. Visit her website at

Judith Laughlin,

Company Member- Actor

Judith has worked with such distinguished Chicago theaters as Provision Theatre, The Agency Theatre Collective, Teatro Vista, Metropolis Theatre, The Artistic Home, BrightSide Theatre, and Fury Theatre. She appeared in our productions of The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Mag), Silent Sky (Wiliiamina Fleming), The Trojan Women (Hecuba) and Our Country's Good (Shitty Meg.) Favorite roles include Joan in At the Center, Gertie in Fuddy Meers, Berta in Hedda Gabler, Beth in Ordinary People, Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie. Judith is also the director of the popular Kids on Stage! summer theatre camp program in Glen Ellyn.

Nicki Mazzocca,

Company Member- Actor & Director

Nicki has assistant directed Espresso and Our Country’s Good with Three Crows Theatre. Other directing credits include Among the Squirrels and Foreverendia with the Black Ship Theater Co. Nicki holds her BFA in Acting and is currently pursuing her MFA at Ohio University. 

Samuel Fitzwater-Butchart, 

Company Member-

Sound Designer

Hailing from Milwaukee, Sam has been in theater for almost ten years and has worked for theater companies such as Skylight Music Theatre, Theatre Gigante, and Next-Act Theatre among others. With Three Crows, he's designed The Trojan Women, Our Country's Good, These Shining Lives and Terra Nova. Other design credits include Circus Man & Curtain Call (Electric Crayon Studios), and My Fair Lady (RUSD)  He is currently a Senior at UW-Parkside where he is the audio engineer for the universities premiere A Cappella group: Parkside RANGE.

Sam Karpowicz,

Company Member- 

 House Manager

Sam is our resident House Manager extraordinaire. He runs the box office, seating and front of house for all of our shows. Sam attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and has a degree in 

mechanical engineering. 

Katie Ratliff,

Company Member- Actor

Katie Ratliff is humbled and excited to join the Three Crows Theatre company! Katie received her Bachelor's in Acting from West Texas A&M University and her Master's in Library and Information Science from U of I. She has been seen on stage with Three Crows in Our Country's Good as Dabby Bryant and These Shining Lives as Charlotte. She has also performed for Cornservatory, Live Movie Reads: Uptown Underground, and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival.


Katie is excited to work with a company who believes in the accessibility of art and dedicates their resources to producing works that are relevant, inspiring, and real.

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