Presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
Please note: Stage haze, flashing lights, live dog, and repetitive loud noise will be used during the production. Mature themes and language.
On behalf of the entire staff, I welcome you to the McAninch Arts Center. We are so happy you are here and welcome you to our MAC family and hope you feel at home. We want this to be your home to unplug and connect to an evening filled with laughter, music, dance, or theatre. We strive to inspire you through unique and inspiring theater experiences. We hope to transcend your expectations with excellent service and special pre and post-show engagement opportunities that help you connect to the artists and art forms more deeply. While you are here, don't forget to take some time to visit the Cleve Carney Museum of Art in the Lobby to experience cutting-edge contemporary art or enjoy our full-service concession area.
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We are thrilled that you have joined us, and if you should need anything during your visit, please don't hesitate to ask any of the staff, and we will do our best to accommodate you. We know you have many choices, and we are grateful you chose us. We sincerely hope you have a wonderful time and look forward to entertaining you.
Enjoy the show!
From the inception of planning College Theater productions, each season is built with the idea that both escapism and engagement theater are important for students to experience and our audiences to enjoy. Escapism theater allows us to escape from our daily turmoil and daily life, offering pure entertainment. Engagement theater focuses on the human condition and the burning quest for a solution—it is theater we do not easily forget and that changes us in some way, forever.
The mission of both escapism and engagement theater is to expose everyone to the great theater of the past as well as important theater of today. We’ve chosen an eclectic season including both escapism and engagement theater, culled after considering countless titles and varied genres. Above all, we’re most interested in training our students as artists, both on the stage and behind the curtain, engaging with students and community in our audience, as well. That is the power of live theater, which does not exist except in this live, ephemeral moment—it is an art that celebrates interaction—on stage, but also between stage and audience.
The 2022–2023 College Theater season is a perfect example of this exciting mix: Born Yesterday, A Christmas Carol, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Uninvited.
“I regard the theater as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
—Thornton Wilder, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright and novelist
Thank you so much for supporting the voices of our talented students and power of live theater. We hope you join us again and again.
The Theater Faculty at College of DuPage
Quinn de Leon
Second COD production; A Christmas Carol (Oscar). Favprite Credits include Starry Messenger (Young Galileo) at the Theatre of Western Springs and Be More Chill (Rich Goranski) at Music Makers Theatre.
Fifth COD production; War of Worlds: Panic Broadcast (Harry Haywood/Ensemble), Badger (Newsreel Voice, Chorus), Ocrean 9-1-1: Big Blue Rescue (Boy Rory & Tori), and A Christmas Carol (Chestnut Seller). Favorite credits include Love/Sick (Man), Matilda (Michael Wormwood), and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Reverend Peters/Others) at the West Chicago Community High School. Castiglia is a 2023 John Belushi Stage Management scholarship recipient.
First COD Production.
Second COD production; A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge). Drake received the #DanceOn scholarship for his anti-bullying efforts.
Seventh COD production; Under Milk Wood (Ensemble), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Linus Van Pelt), The Living (Sarah Chandler), The Dining Room (Ensemble), The Spongebob Musical (Electric Skate), A Christmas Carol (Stage Manager). Favorite Credits include You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Linus), The Living (Sarah), The Spongebob Musical (Electric Skate), and A Christmas Carol (Stage Manager) at all COD. Elme is a former 2022 BTE Stage Management and 2022-2023 John Belushi Second City scholarship recipient.
First COD production.
First COD production. Favorite Credits include James and the Giant Peach (Grasshopper) and Downers Grove South Orchesis Dance Company's Momentum (2020).
Fourth COD production; Badger (Bob/Chorus), Ocean 9-1-1: Big Blue Rescue (Brock), and A Christmas Carol (Londoner/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come).
Fourth COD production; The Living (Ensemble), The Dining Room (Ensemble), A Christmas Carol (Run Crew). Favorite credits include The Little Mermaid (Ensemble) and 10 Minute Plays (Variety of Characters).
Third COD production; The SpongeBob Musical (Mayor of Bikini Bottom); A Christmas Carol (Ambrosia). Favorite credits include Les Miserables (Beggar), The SpongeBob Musical (Mayor of Bikini Bottom), and Into the Woods (Ensemble).
Sixth COD production; A Christmas Carol (2014) (Crack the Whip Boy), A Christmas Carol (2016) (Crack the Whip Boy), A Christmas Carol (2018) (Peter Cratchit), A Christmas Carol (2020) (Cratchit Children, Tiny Tim), and A Christmas Carol (2022) (Fezziwig Guest). Jack was a recipient of Elk Grove High School’s Grenny Award for Best Male Actor and also received the Principal’s Medallion for Drama.
First COD production.
Ninth COD Production; Macbeth (Captain), Scenes from an Execution (Urgentino), The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Ensemble), War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast (Ensemble), She Kills Monsters (Orcus/Ronnie), Badger (Burt/Ben/Chorus), The SpongeBob Musical (Mr. Krabs), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Jacob Marley). Favorite credits include Smokefall (Colonel/Johnny) and The Elephant Man (John Merrick) at Glenbard North High School as well as She Kills Monsters (Orcus/Ronnie) at COD. Luna is a 2022 BTE Stage Management recipient, a 2017 Illinois High School Theatre Festival participant, as well as a 2018 Charles A. Berglund Scholarship for Education in the Performing Arts recipient.
First COD Production. Favorite credits include Matilda (Eric), Everybody (Five Senses) IHSA 2022, and Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon) at West Chicago Community High School. She is the recipient of the 2022 Music Boosters Scholarship Award.
Fourth COD production; She Kills Monsters (Tilly), Badger (Barbara), Born Yesterday (Devery)
First COD production.
First COD Production.
Fourth COD production; The Living (Man 2, Clerk, Ensemble), The Dining Room (Ensemble), A Christmas Carol (Belle). Favorite credits include Harvey (Veta), Stepping Out (Mavis), and Anne of Green Gables (Marilla) all at LATTE Theatre. Rosales is a presidential scholar recipient.
First COD production.
Seventh COD production; Scenes from an Execution (Admiral Suffici), The Living (Lord Brounker), Badger (Chester), The SpongeBob Musical (Perch Perkins), Born Yesterday (Stage Manager), and A Christmas Carol (Mr. Fezziwig). Scanio was an acting shadow for Mario “Bones” Bonino in BTE’s production of Andy Warhol’s Tomato. He is formerly a 2022 John Belushi Stage Management scholarship recipient.
First COD production.
First COD production. Favorite credits include 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine (Co-Host), Glenbard North Variety Show (Emcee) both at Glenbard North High School; and Shrek The Musical (Lord Farquaad) at the Carol Stream Park District. Sitman is a recipient of the COD Dean's Scholars award.
Ninth COD production; 1984 (Waiter), Godspell (Chris), Macbeth (Porter), Clue On Stage (Stage Manager), The Living (Vincent), The Dining Room (Stage Manager), The SpongeBob Musical (Sheldon J. Plankton), and A Christmas Carol (Mr. Caspar). Favorite credits include The SpongeBob Musical (Plankton), Godspell (Chris), and The Living (Vincent). Chris is a former three-time BTE Stage Management Scholarship recipient and a former two-time John Belushi Stage Management Scholarship recipient.
Fourth COD production; The Wolves (#25), Scenes from an Execution (Workman/Gaoler), and A Christmas Carol (Candle Seller). Favorite credits include Mamma Mia! (Ensemble) through West Chicago Drama Club and The Wolves (#25) and A Christmas Carol (Candle Seller) through COD.
Third COD production; The Dining Room (Ensemble) and Born Yesterday (Mrs. Hedges). Favorite credits include All My Sons (Annie Deever) and Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt) both at Glenbard East High School.
Amelia Barrett is a professor of theater at College of DuPage. Barrett has most recently directed COD productions of The SpongeBob Musical and Badger. Professionally, she has directed multiple Buffalo Theatre Ensemble productions, where she is Associate Artistic Director and a member of the acting ensemble. As an actor, she has appeared with other local, regional, and international companies. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association as well as the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting and a Graduate Certificate in Laban Movement Analysis.
Christopher Kriz is an award winning composer and sound designer based in Chicago. Recent BTE designs include Stove Toucher, The Cake, Holmes and Watson, Defiance, and Outside Mullingar. Chicago: Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Court Theatre, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Writers Theatre, Remy Bumppo, Victory Gardens, Timeline, First Folio, Shattered Globe, The Gift Theatre, and many others. Regional: Seattle Repertory, Kansas City Repertory, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory, Montana Shakespeare, Theatre Squared, and many summer seasons at Peninsula Players. A winner of five Joseph Jefferson Awards with a total of 22 nominations, Kriz is a proud member of United Scenic Artists 829. To hear more of his work, please visit christopherkriz.com
Elias Morales is excited to be working as the Lighting Designer for another amazing production at College of DuPage! For over 18 years he has worked professional as a freelance lighting designer and stage manager around Chicago. In addition, he has also had the pleasure of traveling across the US on tour with dance and sketch comedy companies. While working with so many individuals throughout the US has been fun, it is a pure delight to be working with all the passionate and talented individuals at the MAC on tonight's show!
Kimberly G. Morris is pleased to continue her work with College of DuPage. Prior to joining the staff at COD she spent 13 years as a freelance costume, makeup, wig, prop and puppet designer throughout Chicago and the east coast. Favorite past projects; recreating five outfits worn by Frida Kahlo for the Frida Kahlo Timeless exhibit at the CCMA at COD. Puppet design/build of Allan the dog for the movie Allan the Dog the Movie. Costumes for The Merry Widow, The Mikado and La Traviata with New Philharmonic. Props design for 100 Dresses and A Year with Frog and Toad with Chicago Children’s Theatre. Costume and puppet design for Blue Planet with Akvavit Theatre. Puppet, mask and costume design for Neverwhere and Island of Dr. Moreau with Lifeline Theatre. Upcoming projects include garments for the WARHOL exhibit coming 2023 at the CCMA.
Sabrina Zeidler is pleased to be joining the MAC as the Technical Director of College Theater. Her previous work at COD has been seen as the Technical Director and Properties Designer for the DuPage Opera Theatre, Technical Director for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, and various design roles for College Theater. She is the former Stage Manager for the New Philharmonic Orchestra. Zeidler was previously the Technical Director and a resident designer for Hinsdale South High School. She is a graduate of Elmhurst University with a BA in Theatre ‐ Stage Management, Design and Technology, and Theatre Arts Administration. While there, she received awards from the Kennedy Center for her work in various productions.
Elmeka Elme*+ Sixth COD Production; Under Milk Wood (Ensemble), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Linus Van Pelt), The Living (Sarah Chandler), The Dining Room (Ensemble) and The SpongeBob Musical (Electric Skate, Ensemble). Favorite credits include You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Linus), The Living (Sarah Chandler), and The SpongeBob Musical (Electric Skate, Ensemble) all at COD. Elme is a 2022 BTE Stage Management and 2022 Belushi Scholarship recipient.
McAninch Arts Center acknowledges and gives grateful thanks to those donors who have contributed in support of the MAC mission and vision. This list of donors reflects contributions made from July 1, 2021 – Jan. 30 2023. While we carefully prepared this list, we recognize that errors may have occurred. Please accept our apology if you are not properly represented on this list and contact the College of DuPage Foundation at (630) 942-2462 so we may correct our records.