Language of Angels by Naomi Iizuka
Run Time: 80 minutes with no intermission
Should you need to leave the performance, there will be no readmittance. Please turn off your cell phones, watches and other noisemaking devices. There is no eating or drinking in the theatre. Thank you!
Jake Jones (SETH) is very excited to be working with Three Crows Theatre for the first time. He was most recently seen in Other Desert Cities at Dunes Summer Theatre. Throughout the Chicagoland area he has appeared with Oak Park Festival Theater, Artists’ Ensemble, City Lit, Circle Theater, Suitcase Shakespeare, Midsommer Flight, and Stone Soup Shakespeare. He often performs theater for young audiences with Greatworks Theater and Imagination Theater and directs at Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest. Regionally he has worked with CATCO and The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. Jake received his Dramatic Performance BFA from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music (CCM) and resides in Chicago.
Rachel Mock (KENDRA) is thrilled to be making her Three Crows debut. Chicago credits include: Othello (Roderigo) and Henry V (Mountjoy/Nym/Michael Williams Understudy) with Babes with Blades Theatre Company, very still and hard to see (Betty/Kami/Violet) with Exit 63, Tight End (Darla) with 20% Theatre, and Anna Karenina (Betsy Understudy) with Lifeline Theatre. She is a proud MFA graduate of Ohio University, and can be found online at: rachelamock.com. Rachel is eternally grateful to her family for their unending love and support, and to Eric for dealing with her rehearsal schedule.
Elizabeth Wigley (CELIE) is thrilled to be working with Three Crows Theatre for the first time! Recent Chicago credits include Zürich, Hookman (Steep Theatre), Beyond Therapy (Eclipse Theatre), Route (Aegis Theatre), Bringing Iraq Home (Waltzing Mechanics), The Faculty Lounge (Oil Lamp), Boxes (NoMads Art Collective), and A Christmas Carol (Winnetka Theatre). She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University and the School at Steppenwolf. IG @wiglel
John Wehrman (JB) - is very thankful to be working on such a beautiful piece. Recently, he appeared as a townsperson in Traitor with Red Orchid Theatre (d/ Michael Shannon), and as Pato in The Beauty Queen of Leenane with Bluebird Arts. Elsewhere, he has worked with The Hypocrites, AstonRep, Eclipse, The Artistic Home, Fox Valley Rep, New Leaf, Circle Theatre, and many others. John is a proud graduate of The School at Steppenwolf and an alumni of The Atlantic Acting School in NYC. Thank you to Three Crows and everyone in this amazing ensemble.
Caroline Kidwell (ALLISON) is delighted to make her Three Crows premiere in Language of Angels. Previous credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Three Brothers Theatre), These Violent Delights: A Romeo and Juliet Cabaret (Kite and Key), and school tours with Erasing the Distance. Caroline is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and is represented by Chicago Talent Network. She can be seen next in Krugozor! with Theatre Evolve at The Athenaeum Theatre. Many thanks to the team and to her family. Enjoy the show!
Andrew Bailes (MICHAEL/TOMMY) is thrilled to make his Three Crows debut. He’s had the immense pleasure of working with the New Colony, Oak Park Festival Theatre, the side project, Steep Theater, Strawdog Theatre Company, and Victory Gardens. Film credits include No Resolution, directed by Tim Kasher. Andrew has twice performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, traveling to Scotland with Wishbone Theatre Collective and, most recently, Forks & Hope Ensemble. As an improviser, Andrew has collaborated with the Annoyance and Chicago Improv Studio. He received an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida. Prior to UF, Andrew was a Resident Actor and Teaching Artist at Florida Studio Theater. He can also be found at www.andrew-bailes.com.
Sam Bianchini (DANIELLE) is an actress, director, writer, and producer, and is honored to make her debut with Three Crows on Naomi Izuka's haunting play. Select West Coast Credits: Romeo and Juliet (LA and SF), A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Cherry Orchard, Down in the Face of God, and Talking Blues (director). Select Chicago Credits: An Ideal Husband, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, The Nebraska Project, Mad Like Us (director) and My Name is Rachel Corrie (director). TV/Film: Chicago Fire, The Next Big Thing (film), There You Are (film), Lost Angeles (actor/writer). She is the artistic director of Jacaranda Collective, and holds an MFA from UCLA. Sam is represented by Big Mouth Talent.
Infinite thanks to Guy, the dog, the 2 and 4 legged pack at Wolf Connection, and the memory of both Grandmothers, who left this Earth this year.
"To live is to do a favor to a ghost".www.sambianchini.com
Jacob Barnes (BILLY) Jacob Barnes (Billy) is stoked to work for the first time with Three Crows! New to the Windy City, Jacob is an Indiana native and proud recent graduate of Ball State University’s BFA Acting program. His Chicago credits include the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Il Trovatore), Pride Films & Plays (Afterglow), and Citadel Theatre (Little Foxes u/s). Regional credits include Actors Theatre of Indiana (Comedy of Tenors) and Red Barn Summer Theatre (Lost in Yonkers, Boys Next Door, Tarzan, & Urinetown). Jacob is honored to join this crazy talented and kind-hearted cast/creative team and wants to give love and thanks to his friends and family who have supported him along the way. @jacobgbarnes
Kristin Davis (DIRECTOR) is a company member and resident director with Three Crows. Three Crows directing credits: 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 Random Objects Flying Through the Air (RCS). 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 www.kristinhdavis.com.
Amanda Jean Grissom (STAGE MANAGER) is excited to make her Three Crows Theatre debut! Her recent stage management credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, Radium Girls, and the world premiere Finder and the North Star at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She received her bachelor's degree in Theatre from Monmouth College and is currently a freelance Stage Manager based in Chicago.
Kelliann Keeler (SET & PROPS DESIGN) is grateful to return for her third show with Three Crows, in which she's a company member. She previously worked on Terra Nova (Scenic Designer) and These Shining Lives (Props Master). A native from a small Wisconsin town you probably haven’t heard of, she received her BA in Theatre Design from University of Wisconsin – Parkside where she was Props Master for A Christmas Carol: On The Air!, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and The 25TH Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Samuel Fitzwater-Butchart (SOUND DESIGN) is originally from from Milwaukee and has worked for theater companies such as Skylight Music Theatre, Next-Act Theatre, Theatre Gigante, and Open Door Theatre among others. Past productions with Three Crows, in which he is a company member, include These Shining Lives, Our Country’s Good , The Trojan Women, and Terra Nova. Sam is thrilled to be working with Three Crows again on Language of Angels. You can find out Sam’s current projects at SFBaudio.com and follow up-to-the-minute news @sfbsound on Instagram.
Marissa Geocaris (LIGHTING DESIGN) is thrilled to be working with Three Crows with such a talented group of people on Language of Angels. Previous shows at Piven include: The Apple Does Not Fall with First Hand Theatrical and The Wild Party with Music for Theatre Chicago. She also works around Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
Nathaniel Negròn (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR) is a an actor and builder. He's a co-founder of Three Crows and has been seen onstage in The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Pato), Silent Sky (Peter), The Trojan Women (Menelaus), Terra Nova (Amundsen). He also was also recently seen in Eclectic Full Contact Theatre's Dear Brutus and Curves and Edges with Three Dots/Interrobang