An Immersive Theatre Experience. A dark and bloody thrill ride inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Andrew Bailes (Eli)
Andrew Bailes is thrilled to return to Strawdog after performing in numerous Hugen Hall productions with Forks & Hope Ensemble. He’s also had the pleasure of working with the New Colony, side project, Steep Theater, 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. 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 is proudly represented by Gray Talent Group.
Daniel Cobbler (Miles)
Daniel Alexander Payne Cobbler is proud to be black at Strawdog Theatre in 2018 and that is not a typo. Cobbler was last seen at Strawdog decapitating Gage Wallace in Cymbeline. Other dope shows have included: Anna Karenina and Her Majesty's Will (Lifeline Theatre); 100 Hauntings, (Free Street Theater); Julius Caesar, (Brown Paper Box Co);and Two Gentlemen of Verona, (Oak Park Festival Theater). Cobbler has taught and performed in diverse arts educational programs with MPAACT, Teatro Vista and Valparaiso University. He holds puppies, grudges and an MFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University.
Katie Gonzalez (Greta)
Katie (Greta) is thrilled to be working with Strawdog for the first time and with this incredible cast and crew! Most recently Katie had the pleasure to work with Jackalope Theatre, the Gift, Teatro Vista, and Steep Theatre co, since earning her BFA in musical theater from CCPA at Roosevelt University. She is also a proud graduate of the School at Steppenwolf. Special thanks to the production team for their guidance and confidence in this awesome and insane project. As well as her always encouraging squad who keep her sane; Mom, Dad, Joshua, and her PLs. Katie is represented by the incomparable team at Stewart Talent!
Henry Greenberg (Preston)
Henry Greenberg (Preston) is thrilled to be working with Strawdog Theatre! Recent theater credits include: Buried Child (Writers Theatre), Cyrano (BoHo Theatre) Ideation (Jackalope Theatre, Jeff Nomination for Best Ensemble), The Feast (Red Theater), Wastwater (Steep Theatre) The Diary of Anne Frank (Metropolis Arts), Lord of the Flies (WaterTower Theatre) and Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (Stage West). Henry also serves as the Literary Manager for A Red Orchid Theatre. Henry is proudly represented by Grossman & Jack.
Adam Hinkle (William)
Adam has performed with various off-loop theater companies such as The Hypocrites, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, BackStage Theatre Company, and Stone Soup Theatre Project and he is truly grateful to be making his debut with Strawdog. He joined the cast of the successful off-Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" after it enjoyed two runs in Chicago under the direction of David Cromer. He is currently filming episodes of “The Park”, a narrative web series about violence prevention in Chicago (visit www.theparkwebseries.com for more information). Much love and gratitude go out to his incredible wife Allie and his wonderful family.
Brian Hinkle (Wilson)
Brian is thrilled to be involved with this amazing cast and crew in his first Strawdog performance. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with a B.A in Theatre. Favorite credits include 'Our Town' (The Hypocrites), 'Cherrywood' (Mary-Arrchie Theatre), and 'Dead Wrong' (The Factory Theater). Many thanks go out to his family and friends.
Patrick Kelly (Todd)
Patrick is thrilled to be returning to Strawdog Theatre where he was last seen in Pillars of the Community. Theatre credits include: An Enemy of the People (Goodman); Henry VIII,Merchant of Venice, Coriolanus, The Winters Tale, The Rivals(Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre); The Revengers Tragedy, (Shakespeare Project of Chicago); The Diary of Anne Frank (Improv Playhouse); The Twelve Step vs The Two Step (Drinking and Writing Theatre). Patrick also co-wrote and directed VR Sorry, a performance art one act with Post-Meridiem, which premiered at the 29th annual Rhino Fest. Patrick is represented by Stewart Talent.
Laura Nelson (Annabel)
Laura is thrilled to be making her Strawdog Theatre debut in Masque Macabre! Theatre credits include: Salomé (NYU Tisch), Bare: A Pop Opera (NYU Tisch), The Sound of Music (Drury Lane), and Grey Gardens - U/S (Northlight). Film/TV credits: The MisEducation of Bindu (Duplass Bros.) and Nuke City, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Laura is a company member at The Passage Theatre where she serves as casting director. She received her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch, and she is represented by Stewart Talent. Laura dedicates this show to her mom!
Ella Raymont (Sam / Fight Captain)
Ella Raymont: Strawdog debut! Ellaspecializes in new play development and immersive theater. She has worked at some other cool places: Lookingglass Theatre, Broadway Asia, American Theater Company, iO Chicago Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Filament Theatre, CPA Theatricals, Summer Theatre of New Canaan, Commission Theatre plus many more. Co-founder of Bros do Prose and a company member with Commission Theatre. Undying love to C + F. Want to know more? www.ellaraymont.com
Michael Reyes (Braddock)
Collin Quinn Rice (Quinn)
Collin Quinn Rice is delighted to be working with Strawdog for the first time! They were most recently seen in The Harvest (Griffin Theatre Co.), Hatfield & McCoy (The House Theatre), Le Switch (About Face Theatre), Going to a Place where you Already are (Redtwist Theatre), Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Pride Films and Plays), The Hilary Duff Project (MCL Chicago), and The Book of Maggie (Death & Pretzels). Film credits include The Play Cycle, written & directed by Stephen Cone. Collin is a graduate of Northwestern University, and they are represented by Big Mouth Talent. For Scott & Wilson.
Shaina is over the moon, stars, and planets excited to be joining this incredibly brilliant team of artists! Immersive theatre is a medium of the theatrical world that Shaina feels the biggest spark of creative energy, and couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining Strawdog on this adventure. In the city, Shaina has worked with companies such as Griffen Theatre, Organic Theatre Company, Theater Wit, Midsommer Flight, Jackalope Theatre Company, The Shakespeare All-Stars, Backroom Shakespeare, Timber Lake Playhouse, Twenty Percent Theatre, The Runaways, and her artistic home where she is a company member- (re)discover theatre.
Anne Sheridan Smith (Nadia)
Anne is very happy to return to Strawdog's stage for this exciting immersive theatre experience. Other Strawdog appearances include Liz Weltz in Old Town and Mrs. Yang in Good Soul of Szechuan. Recent appearances: Violet in Firebrand Theatre’s production of 9 to 5 and Helen in Victory Garden's production of Fun Home. Other Chicago appearances include: Bat Boy, The Musical (Jeff Nomination for Best Supporting, Griffin Theatre); The Drowning Girls (Jeff Nomination for Best Ensemble, Signal Ensemble Theatre); Juno (TimeLine Theatre); 1776 (Jeff Award for Best Musical, Signal Ensemble Theatre); Mother Courage And Her Children, Pool No Water, (Vitalist Theatre); A Catered Affair, Far From Heaven (Porchlight Music Theatre); Dirty Blonde (BoHo Theatre). Member of vocal trio, Foiled Again (After Dark Award, CD: Blanket of Winter). Check out their holiday concert at SPACE in Evanston, Dec. 3.
Julian "joolz" Stroop (Viceroy)
joolz is ready to play with this cast of beautiful creatures and grateful to the Strawdog team for taking on such an ambitious project. joolz studied theater performance at Bradley University in Peoria and has since been back living and working in Chicago. joolz is a proud ensemble member of (re) discover theater and Midsommer Flight. Other recent collaborations of theirs include working with the talented people of Shakespeare All-Stars and The Barrens Theatre Co. joolz thanks his Mom, Dad and Brothers for their continued love and support. Special thanks to the Turtle Club.
Brandon Boler (Understudy)
BRANDON BOLER has been working in Chicago and various parts of the country since 2006. You might have seen him on stage in Strawdog’s production of Cymbeline at The Factory Theater. Other Chicago stage credits include Ira Aldridge in Raven Theatre’s production of Red Velvet(understudy) and as Donald Trump in The Camshaft Spellings of Donald J. Trump, Presumption. Thank you Strawdog for trusting me enough to inviting me to help devise this wild immersive new work. Thank you to my wife Danielle, family and friends for always supporting and putting up with me. He is represented by BMG Talent. www.BrandonBoler.com
Annemarie Friedo (Understudy)
Annemarie Friedo (u/s Berenice, Sam) is excited to be working with Strawdog for the first time. In Chicago she has performed with Fraud and Phony Theatricals, Goodman Theatre, Piccolo Theatre, and Duplicity Ensemble. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with additional training from RADA and Stella Adler. Love to M and S.
Sonia Goldberg (Understudy)
Sonia Goldberg is a Chicago native and a graduate of the Jordan College of the Arts at Butler University in Indianapolis. Recent Chicago credits include RICHARD III (Muse of Fire) SCARY STORIES TO SAVE YOUR LIFE (About Face Youth Theatre) OLIVER! (Windy City Performs), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (E.D.G.E. of Orion Theatre), TICK, TICK…BOOM! (The Cuckoo’s Theatre Project), and AS YOU LIKE IT (Midsummer Flight). Sonia holds a certificate in classical acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).
Mikey Gray (Understudy)
Mikey Gray is honored to be working with Strawdog Theatre Company for the first time. Other credits include: The Book of Joseph (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Holding the Man (Pride Films & Plays), Point of V (Shattered Globe Theatre), Violet (Griffin Theatre), The Lies We Tell (Erasing the Distance), How To Eat The Thing That Eats You (Dixon Place), and A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theater).
Eric Parmer (Understudy)
Eric is thrilled to be working with Strawdog on this exciting project! Eric's previous immersive theatre acting credits include FOR ONE, and FAREWELL MY FRIEND with (re)discover theatre. Previous immersive assistant direction credits include 50 SHADES OF SHAKESPEARE with (re)discover theatre, and BLOODY BATHORY with Barrens Theatre Company. Eric has also worked with Red Twist Theatre, Haven Theatre, The Public House Theatre. Eric is a San Diego native with a B.A. in Dramatic Studies from UC Irvine.