2024 ANNUAL BENEFIT ENTERTAINMENT

Conceived by Christina Casano with CharÍn Álvarez, Eduardo Curley, Linda Gillum, Tiffany Renee Johnson, and Tina Muñoz Pandya.
Directed by Christina Casano.

CHARÍN ÁLVAREZ* (Core Ensemble)
CHARÍN ÁLVAREZ’S (she/her) theatre credits include: Anna in the Tropics, Passage, The Skin of Our Teeth and The Clean House (Remy Bumppo); I am not your perfect Mexican daughter, La Ruta, Infidel, Ordinary Yearning, Fermi (Steppenwolf); Letti e, Mojada, Oedipus El Rey, Anna in the Tropics, A Park in the House (Victory Gardens); The Scene (Writers Theatre); 2666, Pedro Paramo, El Nogalar, Dollhouse and Electricidad (Goodman Theatre); In the time of the Butterflies, Our Lady of the Underpass, I put the fear of Mexico in ‘em, Dreamlandia, Another Part of the House (Teatro Vista); Water by the Spoonful (Court Theatre); Work of Art (Chicago Dramatists); What We Once Felt (About Face Theatre); Kita & Fernanda (16th Street Theatre); Esperanza Rising (Chicago Children’s Theatre); Two Sisters and a Piano (Apple Tree Theatre); Generic Latina (Teatro Luna); La Casa de Bernarda Alba (Aguijon Theatre)

EDUARDO XAVIER CURLEY-CARILLO*
EDUARDO XAVIER CURLEY-CARILLO is a Chicagoan and an award-winning actor, play developer, and music maker. Recently residing in a swamp, you might catch him as Frog in A Year with Frog and Toad at Chicago Children’s Theater. Chicago credits include Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company); Nancy García Loza’s RUST (The Goodman’s New Stages); Isaac Gomez’ The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys (Jeff Award, Steep Theatre); A Doll’s House (Writer’s Theatre). Regional credits include Karen Zacarías’ Native Gardens (Farmer’s Alley Theatre); Marisela Treviño Orta’s The River Bride (American Players Theatre); Bryna Turner’s At The Wedding (TheatreSquared); The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance (Pasadena Playhouse). Film credits include Station Eleven (HBO). New media credits include Lake Song (Tribeca Official Selection, Signal Awards, Make-Believe Association); Brava (Make-Believe Association); The Last Hermanos (A Red Orchid Theatre).

LINDA GILLUM* (Core Ensemble)
LINDA GILLUM is a Core Ensemble Member of Remy Bumppo since 2001. She is an Actor, Director, Teacher and Casting Director. Linda has over 50 credits in Theatre, TV & Film and has appeared on Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Prison Break and Early Edition. She is an Instructor at Acting Studio Chicago, an Adjunct at Depaul and a member of Actor Unions AEA, SAG-AFTRA and AGMA. Linda is represented by the amazing agents at Stewart Talent.

TIFFANY RENEE JOHNSON (Core Ensemble)
TIFFANY RENEE JOHNSON (she/her) is a Chicago native with a BFA in Theatre from Howard University. Theatre credits include: Blues For an Alabama Sky and Passage (Remy Bumppo); Chlorine Sky (Steppenwolf Theatre); The Garbologists (Northlight Theatre); School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Goodman Theatre); Red Velvet (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and A Doll’s House (Writers Theatre); Flyin’ West (American Blues Theatre); Saint Joan (Poetic Forum Collective); VANYA; Or, That’s Life! (Rasaka Theatre); The Nativity (Congo Square Theatre); Hairspray (Drury Lane Theatre). TV credits include: Shameless and The Chi (Showtime); Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, Chicago Fire (NBC); Soundtrack (Hulu), Chicago Med (NBC), APB (FOX), Embeds (Verizon go90). Film credits include: Range Runners, North of the 10, and Training Wheels. Tiffany is an actor, writer and speaker in constant pursuit of the truth wrapped in story. She thanks her family and Dev for their consistent support of that. To God be the glory. TiffanyReneeJohnson.com

TINA MUÑOZ PANDYA*
TINA MUÑOZ PANDYA is an actor, musician, and teaching artist based in Chicago, last seen on the RBTC stage in Anna in the Tropics. Other Chicago credits include: The Matchbox Magic Flute (Goodman Theatre); London Road and The Tall Girls (Shattered Globe Theatre); The Secretaries (First Floor Theater); Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (Theater Wit); The Mousetrap (Court Theatre); X-Marks the Spot (Chicago Children’s Theatre); Pinocchio and The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz (The House Theatre of Chicago); and Octagon (Jackalope Theatre). Regional and touring credits include: As You Like It and The Old Man and the Old Moon (Door Shakespeare); A Christmas Carol and Matt and Ben (Penobscot Theatre); House of Joy (St. Louis Rep); The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV Pt 1 (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks); HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado (The Hypocrites); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, and A Tale of Two Cities (National Players). You can also hear her on the Chicago-based audio dramas The Vanishing Act and Fawx and Stallion. She is an ensemble member with Shattered Globe Theatre, a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and the School at Steppenwolf, and is represented by Gray Talent Group.

CHRISTINA CASANO (Creative Producer)
CHRISTINA CASANO (she/her) is a theatre artist based in Chicago. Training: Miami University, VGT’s Director’s Inclusion Initiative, STNJ’s Summer Professional Training Program. She has loved working with Chicago storefronts like Stone Soup Shakespeare, Bramble Theatre, Babes With Blades, and Jackalope Theatre. She is Artistic Director of The Plagiarists and Creative Producer at Remy Bumppo. www.cmrcasano.com

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3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Suite 124
Chicago, IL 60613
773.244.8119

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Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Box Office: 773.975.8150

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