Meet the newest members of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company’s Core Ensemble!

We are thrilled to announce that Remy Bumppo’s Core Ensemble is expanding!

“It is my great pleasure to announce that Tiffany Renee Johnson, Eduardo Xavier and Chiké Johnson will be joining our Core Ensemble at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. In addition to their spectacular performances, Tiffany, Eduardo, and Chiké have been tremendous collaborators onstage and off. I am absolutely delighted to welcome this trio of talented, dedicated, and innovative artists to RBTC and I look forward to the many collaborations to come.”

Marti Lyons, Artistic Director

Tiffany Renee Johnson

See Tiffany in Blues for an Alabama Sky, running September 14-October 15, 2023! Purchase tickets here.

Tiffany Renee Johnson (she/her/hers) is a native Chicagoan and graduate of Howard University, where she received her BFA in Theatre Arts. Tiffany’s theatre credits include: Passage (Remy Bumppo Theatre); Chlorine Sky (Steppenwolf Theatre); School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Goodman Theatre); Red Velvet (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The Garbologists (Northlight 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). Her tv credits include: Shameless (Showtime), The Chi (Showtime), Chicago PD (NBC), Soundtrack (Formerly Netflix, currently Hulu), Chicago Med (NBC), APB (FOX), Embeds (Verizon go90), and Chicago Fire (NBC). She has also played characters in the films Range Runners, North of the 10, and Training Wheels.

“I absolutely love being a storyteller and to get to do that at a new home, with a new family of artists is so exciting! As a new member, I look forward to serving, learning, building and collaborating in ways that are fresh and new to me.”
– Tiffany Renee Johnson

Eduardo Xavier

Eduardo Xavier (he/him/his) is a Chicago born and based actor whose work has been featured across the country. Chicago credits include Anna in the Tropics (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company); 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).

“One of my first jobs in the theater was to understudy The Life of Galileo at Remy Bumppo (2016). The weekend I was asked to “step in,” I inadvertently knocked a prop Ptolemaic model off Galileo’s desk, thereby shattering both the model and my heart rate. Though making room for the Copernican model was dramaturgically sound, I consider myself lucky to be asked back all these years later. My grandparents still wish me “break a prop” before a performance.”
– Eduardo Xavier

Chiké Johnson

Chiké Johnson (he/him/his) recently appeared as Galileo in Remy Bumppo Theatre Company’s world premiere of Galileo’s Daughter, and as Alberga in the Goodman Theatre’s production of Toni Stone. Other recent productions include: Nativity Variations at The Milwaukee Rep; Hamlet and A Raisin In The Sun at American Players Theatre. Other credits include: Amen Corner at Shakespeare Theater Company, Sweat at American Conservatory Theatre and Our Town at The Milwaukee Rep. He also was in the world premiere of When Harry Met Rehab. Broadway credits: Wit at Manhattan Theatre Club and Commercial’s production of A Time To Kill.

“When you find good people to work with, you tend to want to stay connected. Marti is an awesome leader, Linda was a wonderful partner in Galileo’s Daughter, and everyone else associated with Remy Bumppo was so lovely that the decision to join the Core Ensemble was a no brainer. I am fortunate to have been asked to be a part of such a wonderful circle of people.” 
– Chiké Johnson
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