Performances begin March 6!

 Teenage Dick by Mike Lew

Now is the winter  of our discontent made glorious summer at Roseland High

Theater's most famous disabled character comes to Theater Wit like you've never seen him before—in the vicious, no-holds barred brutal politics of high school. Richard, picked on because of his cerebral palsy (and his semi-creepy tendancy to monologue), is determined to become class president.

But the road to power is never smooth, and Richard must decide: is it better to be loved or feared?

Join us for the Chicago premiere of Mike Lew's devastatingly funny, sharply written new play about perception, disabliity and the lengths we're willing to go to rise above our station in life.

NYT CRITIC'S PICK! Moving, exciting and profoundly eye-opening.Jesse Green, New York Times
A brilliant re-imagining" Barbara Schuler, Newsday

MacGregor Arney

Richard

MacGregor received his BA in theatre perfomance from Western Michigan University and his MFA in acting from the University of California, San Diego. Since then he has acted all around the country, most recently at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he played Silvius in AS YOU LIKE IT and Lennox in MACBETH. He has also played Christopher in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and Fielder in HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES at Mixed Blood in Minneapolis. In Denver, MacGregor played the Baker in INTO THE WOODS with Phamaly Theatre Company at the Denver Center of Performing Arts, and in Washington DC, he played Jonas in GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE with Theater Alliance at the Anacostia Playhouse. MacGregor currently lives with his wife in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he develops independent films with his production company, Rag n' Tag Productions.

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Liz Cloud

Elizabeth York

Liz is thrilled to be working with Theater Wit on TEENAGE DICK. She received an After Dark Award and a Joseph Jefferson citation nomination for her performance of Charlotte Bronte in Bronte. You can see her performing in full habit as Sister in the long running one-woman (or more correctly one-nun) comedy LATE NITE CATECHISM (Royal George Theatre). Credits include the Fool in KING LEAR (Redtwist Theatre), THE LARAMIE PROJECT (AstonRep), Miss Prism in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (CenterStage), LETTERS HOME (Griffen Theatre), Kathleen in FLANAGAN’s WAKE (The Noble Fool Theater), Mrs McBride in BIBLE BINGO (Nuns4Fun Productions), the Shepard in THE WINTER’S TALE (Odds Bodkins) as well as the terse librarian in the independent film AMERICAN FABLE. A founding member of the improv comedy ensemble, The Free Associates, she is represented by Lily Talent.

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Ty Fanning

Eddie

Ty makes his Theater Wit debut. Credits include: LINDIWE (Steppenwolf), SS! MACBETH, ROMEO & JULIET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, THREE SISTERS, BOOK OF WILL, MACBETH, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, CYRANO (2 seasons at American Players Theater), Utah Shakespeare Festival, Door Shakespeare Company, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. Film credits include: SECRETS OF A PSYCHOPATH, HOME RUN, HOLLIS, DANCING IN THE CHAMBER (Best Actor at Trail Dance Film Festival), NORA, and Bob Dylan’s interactive web video to LIKE A ROLLING STONE. He is represented by Gray Talent Group.

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Jodi Gage

U/S—Elizabeth York

Jodi is grateful to be working with Brian and Theater Wit on this wonderful play! Jodi recently returned from performing SONG OF HOME in Poland and Moldova. Chicago credits include: LA BOHEME (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Thaisa in PERICLES, Celia in AS YOU LIKE IT, Isabella in WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, Susanna in CARDENIO (Shakespeare Project) Regional credits: Lady Windermere in LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN (Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre), Belle in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Pittsburgh CLO), Becky in BECKY'S NEW CAR (The REP Playhouse), Heidi in [TITLE OF SHOW] (The Company of Pittsburgh). She holds an MFA in Acting from Point Park University and has trained with SITI Company. Jodi is proudly represented by Lily’s Talent.

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Mikey Gray

U/S—Anne and Clarissa

Mikey is thrilled to be working with Theater Wit and this wonderful team of creators! Theater highlights include: THE BOOK OF JOSEPH (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); BLACK BALLERINA (Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre); MASQUE MACABRE (u/s Strawdog Theatre Company); SPIRITS TO ENFORCE (The Passage Theatre); HOLDING THE MAN (Pride Films & Plays); INCOMPLETE CONVERSATIONS (Silent Theatre); HOW TO EAT THE THING THAT EATS YOU (Dixon Place); and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (McCarter Theater). More at www.mikeygray.org!

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Courtney Rikki Green

Anne

Courtney Rikki Green (Anne) is so incredibly excited to a part of this production at Theater Wit! When she was younger, she trained intensively at the Chicago Multicultural Dance Center, where she learned multiple styles of dance. However, in high school, her interests shifted and she grew to love the theatre, though she still loves to dance when she can. She recently graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Acting and is an original member of Chicago's DRUNK SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY (currently in performances). Her most recent role was "Queen Anne" in THE THREE MUSKETEERS at Syracuse Stage, where she was nominated for a Syracuse Area Live Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. She apparently has an affinity for characters named Anne. Check out her website for more! www.crikkigreen.com

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Terri Lynne Hudson

U/S—Buck

Terri is excited to be making her understudy debut with Theater Wit. She is an actor and interdisciplinary performance artist living in Chicago. She has most recently appeared in Stage Left Theatre's reading/workshop of THE VOLUNTEER, Pop Magic/Global Hive Laboratories' MEDUSA and Chicago Inclusion Project's reading of THE GLASS MENAGERIE. She is signed with BMG Talent.

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Sarah Price

Clarissa

Sarah is thrilled to be making her Theater Wit debut. Other Chicago credits include The Wolves (Goodman Theatre), X, Mai Dang Lao (Sideshow Theatre Co.), Harvey (Court Theatre), Earthquakes in London (Steep Theatre Co.), You On The Moors Now (The Hypocrites), The Sweeter Option (Strawdog Theatre), Solstice (A Red Orchid Theatre), Northanger Abbey (Remy Bumppo Theatre) and Monstrous Regiment (Lifeline Theatre). Regional credits: With Love and A Major Organ (Boise Contemporary Theatre) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Indiana Repertory Theatre). TV credits: Chicago Fire (NBC/Universal). Sarah is also a stand-up comedian, and was a featured comic at the Chicago Women's Funny Fest ('18) and 208 Comedy Festival in Boise, ID ('19). Sarah is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, the Improv Training Program at iO, and Second City's Conservatory. Sarah is proudly represented by Gray Talent Group.

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Tamara Rozofsky

Buck

Tamara is a writer, teacher, performer and storyteller from Tallahassee, FL. She contributed to the "A Ramp is Not Enough: Religion and Disability Conference" at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and has given workshops, corporate trainings and presentations on a variety of topics for BMO Harris Bank, Hyatt Hotels, The Southern Shakespeare Company, Camp Horizon for adults with physical disabilities, Columbia College, Notre Dame De Namur University, University of the Pacific and California State University, East Bay.

Tamara is a graduate of the Second City's Sketch Writing and Conservatory programs and iO Theater’s improvisation program. She has been featured in The Bentwood Comedy Festival, The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and Chicago Women’s Funny Fest. Tamara has written and appeared in the original sketch comedy revues “Wigs & Bad Accents, or Identity Politics”, “16 and Pagan”, and “A Box Full of Kittens.” She improvises at iO Theater with the team “Bad Bear.” Since 2015 she has been involved involved with Tellin’ Tales Theater and has contributed to several productions, including “Six Stories Up in a Snowstorm” “Divercity,” Lifeline Theatre’s “Filet of Solo” and The Lyric Opera’s “Chicago Voices, Community Created Performances.” She is thrilled to be appearing in her first production with Theater Wit!

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Matthew Schnitker

U/S—Richard

Matthew Schnitker is thrilled to be working with Theater Wit! Hailing from Florida, he graduated from the University of West Florida with a B.A. in Acting. Recent Credits include NON-PLAYER CHARACTER (Red Theater), CURIOUS GEORGE (Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences) and WE FOUND A HAT (Lifeline Theatre). Matthew is currently a Red Theater company member and this summer Matthew will be apart of Red Theaters production of 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS. Many thanks to his family and friends for all of their love and support.

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Brian Balcom (Director)
Brittany J. Harlin (Choreographer)
Sotirios Livaditis (Scenic Design)
Michelle E. Benda (Lighting Design)
Izumi Inaba (Costume Design)
Tony Bruno (Sound Design)
Jonathan Berg-Einhorn (Properties Design)
Clare Cooney (Casting Director)

Sean McStravick* (Stage Manager)
Spencer Fritz (Assistant Stage Manager)
Lucille Schuh (Assistant Production Manager)
Evan Sposato (Technical Director)
Jessie Howe (Scenic Charge)
Blake Cordell (Master Electrician)
Adell Medovoy (Graphic Design)