2023 ANNUAL BENEFIT ENTERTAINMENT
A selection of scenes and monologues curated by Marti Lyons, Christina Casano, and the Core Ensemble of Remy Bumppo.
Directed by Christina Casano.
CHARÍN ÁLVAREZ* (Core Ensemble)
CHARÍN ÁLVAREZ’ (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); Lettie, Mojada, Oedipus El Rey, Anna in the Tropics, A Park in the House (Victory Gardens); 2666, Pedro Paramo, El Nogalar, Dollhouse and Electricidad (Goodman Theatre); In the time of the Butterflies, Our Lady of the Underpass, Dreamlandia, Another Part of the House (Teatro Vista)
ANNABEL ARMOUR* (Core Ensemble)
ANNABEL ARMOUR is a Core Ensemble Member at Remy Bumppo where some of her favorite roles have been in Top Girls (2001 & 2020), Bloomsday, hang, Fallen Angels, The Clean House (Jeff Nomination), Northanger Abbey, Seascape, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia (Jeff Award), Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Power, A Delicate Balance, and Hapgood. Other Chicago credits include Cabaret (Marriott Lincolnshire); At Home at the Zoo, and Before My Eyes (Victory Gardens); Picnic (Writers); Sunday in the Park with George (Chicago Shakespeare); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Irish Rep); Angels in America Pts. I & II (Journeymen); and The First Look Series (Steppenwolf). Annabel is the recipient of three Joseph Jefferson Awards and two After Dark Awards.
TERRY BELL* (Core Ensemble)
TERRY BELL is a Remy Bumppo core ensemble member and has previously appeared in Routes and Howard’s End. Other credits include: Broadway: The Skin of Our Teeth (Lincoln Center Theater). Regional Theatre: Sweat (Guthrie Theater). Chicago Theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); We Are Proud To Present…, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Steppenwolf); Natural Affection (Eclipse Theatre). TV: Elementary, Chicago Fire, Utopia, The Chi. Terry is proudly represented by Gray Talent Group.
PETER A. DAVIS* (Core Ensemble)
PETER A. DAVIS is a retired theatre professor who served on the faculties at the University of Oregon, Tufts University, and for 27 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was Chair of Theatre Studies and the MA/PhD Program, as well as Director ofGraduate Studies. A resident of northern California, he is an actor, writer, historian, and dramaturg. In Chicago, Peter has performed with Defiant Theatre (A Clockwork Orange), Strawdog (Three Sisters), Steppenwolf (August: Osage County and The Unmentionables), in addition to his work with Remy Bumppo (Arcadia, Aren’t We All, The Best Man, The Philadelphia Story, The Voysey Inheritance, You Never Can Tell, Both Your Houses, Pygmalion, Skin of Our Teeth, and Puff: Believe It or Not). He has also served as a dramaturg at Steppenwolf (Sonia Flew), Writer’s Theatre (The Turn of the Screw) and is currently the resident dramaturg at Remy Bumppo.
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.
AURORA REAL DE ASUA (Core Ensemble)
AURORA REAL DE ASUA is an actor, filmmaker, and playwright. Her work with Remy Bumppo includes the radio play Artist Descending a Staircase and Top Girls. A graduate of Northwestern University, she is currently pursuing an MFA in film at Columbia University.
EDUARDO XAVIER CURLEY-CARILLO*
EDUARDO XAVIER CURLEY-CARILLO is a Chicago born and based actor whose work has been featured across the country. He’s honored to be back at Remy Bumppo. Chicago credits include Anna in the Tropics (Remy Bumppo); Nancy García Loza’s RUST (The Goodman: New Stages); Isaac Gomez’ The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys (Steep Theatre). Regional credits include Marisela Treviño Orta’s The River Bride (American Players Theatre); Bryna Turner’s At The Wedding (TheatreSquared). Film credits include Station Eleven (HBO Paramount). New media credits include Lake Song (Tribeca Official Selection, Make-Believe Association); Brava (Make-Believe Association); The Last Hermanos (A Red Orchid Theatre).
ALYS DICKERSON is excited to be here with Remy Bumppo Theatre! She is a Teaching Artist and Master actor from Chicago Illinois, by way of Indianapolis Indiana. Alys holds her MFA from Northern Illinois University and has studied acting at the MXAT; Moscow Art Theatre, in Russia. She is one of six siblings and loves faith family and good food! Since the pandemic in 2020, Alys has shifted her creative efforts to focus on conversations of change and racial fluency within the education programs at American Players Theatre as a Teaching Artist. Roles she has slayed before are Ophelia in Hamlet, Mrs. Johnson in A Raisin in the Sun, Lady MacDuff in Macbeth , The Jewish Wife in Fear and Misery, Antigone in Antigone and The Commissioner in Titanic the Commissioners Inquiry.
LUCAS LOOCH JOHNSON*
LOOCH JOHNSON is a French/American Actor drummer who is excited to return to Remy Bumppo! Some past credits include: Once (Writers Theatre), Routes (Remy Bumppo), Fences, Reapers on Woodbrook Ave, (American Blues). Film/ Commercial: Sour Patch Kids, Starbucks, Carvana, The Big Leap. Much Love to his family here and overseas for the endless support. DDO Artists Agency. @LucasLoochJohnson
MARTI LYONS++ (Artistic Direct0r)
MARTI LYONS (she/her) (DIRECTOR OF GALILEO’S DAUGHTER) most recently directed Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberly at Northlight Theatre, Wife of a Salesman by Eleanor Burgess at Milwaukee Rep, Sense and Sensibility adapted by Jessica Swale at American Players Theatre and the world-premiere of John Proctor is the Villain by Kimberly Belflower at Studio Theatre in D.C. Marti’s other productions include The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess at Writers Theatre; Cymbeline at American Players Theatre; The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe and both the stage and audio productions of Kings by Sarah Burgess at Studio Theatre; the world-premiere of How to Defend Yourself by liliana Padilla, a Victory Gardens and Actors Theatre of Louisville co-production; Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee at Victory Gardens and City Theatre; Witch by Jen Silverman at Geffen Playhouse and Writers Theatre (LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Direction); Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías at Victory Gardens; Botticelli in the Fire by Jordan Tannahill at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; I, Banquo at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Title and Deed by Will Eno at Lookingglass Theatre Company; Laura Marks’ Bethany and Mine at The Gift Theatre. Marti is also an ensemble member at The Gift Theatre, and a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. martilyons.com
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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