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Wuthering Heights: Cast & Crew
Sep 10 – Oct 31, 2010

Lucy Carapetyan (Catherine Linton)
Lucy is happy to be working at Lifeline for the first time. Her Chicago credits include Stage Door, On The Shore of the Wide World (Griffin Theatre); The Hollow Lands, Breathing Corpses (Steep Theatre); Rose and the Rime, All the Fame of Lofty Deeds (House Theatre); The Ring Cycle (The Building Stage); and The Crucible (Steppenwolf). A graduate of Northwestern University, Lucy teaches and performs with The Mime Company and Actors Gymnasium.
Christopher Chmelik (Hareton Earnshaw)
Christopher is grateful for the opportunity to be performing at Lifeline for the first time. Chris has appeared on a number of Chicago stages, including Steep Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Caffeine Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. A recent graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul, Chris brainstorms world domination with The Inconvenience Artists' Syndicate, of which he is a founding member.
Cameron Feagin (Nelly Dean)
Cameron is delighted to return to Lifeline, where she appeared in Pistols for Two. She was last seen in City Litís production of Macbeth as Lady Macbeth. At City Lit she also appeared in Old Times, Private Lives (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Actress in a Principal Role), The Confession, Seascape, The Playís The Thing, and The Turn Of The Screw. Other credits include Court-Martial at Fort Devens (Victory Gardens), Voyeurs de Venus (Chicago Dramatists), and Polish Joke (Noble Fool). She has also worked with Broutil and Frothingham, Roadworks, Organic Theatre Company, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble and Stage Left.
Sarah Goeden (Isabella Linton)
Sarah is thrilled to return to Lifeline Theatre after having previously performed as Sister Hermance in Mariette in Ecstacy. Her recent Chicago credits include Red Noses with Strawdog Theatre; Itís A Wonderful Life with the tour cast of American Theatre Company; I Alone Escaped to Tell Thee of Moby Dick and Cabaret of Desire, both with Blair Thomas and Company; The Mime Show in the Picked Up series with The Neofuturists; and 13 Dead Husbands with Sansculottes Theatre (New Cityís Top 5 Female Performances of 2008).
Gregory Isaac (Heathcliff)
Gregory is very happy to make his Lifeline debut. He has been privileged to perform around Chicago with the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, About Face, Writersí Theatre, Steppenwolf, Backstage Theatre, and Theater at the Center, among others; and regionally at the Alliance Theatre, The Georgia Shakespeare Festival, and the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas. He was most recently seen as Francois in A Wintertime Tale, produced by the Vintage Theatre Collective, where he is a company member.
Robert Kauzlaric (Edgar Linton)
Robert is a proud member of Lifelineís artistic ensemble. As an actor, he has appeared in more than a dozen productions on the Lifeline stage over the past ten seasons, including The Return of the King, Around the World in 80 Days (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: Supporting Actor-Play and Ensemble), The Killer Angels, A Room With A View, The Mark of Zorro (After Dark Award: Outstanding Production), and Neverwhere. Other area acting credits include work with Seanachaí Theatre Co., Strawdog, Greasy Joan, The Hypocrites, City Lit, Circle Theatre, New American Theater, Theatre at the Center, and the IL Shakespeare Festival.
Lindsay Leopold (Cathy Earnshaw)
Lindsay is honored to make her Lifeline debut. Chicago theatre credits include The Hypocritesí Cabaret (Sally Bowles), and The Castle of Otranto at First Folio Theatre (Bianca). This winter, she will appear in the world premiere of Dan LeFrancís The Big Meal with American Theatre Company. Originally from Cape Cod, Lindsay has worked with Provincetown Theatre Company and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. She earned her BFA in musical theatre from The Boston Conservatory, and holds an MFA in acting from DePaulís Theatre School.
John Henry Roberts (Hindley Earnshaw)
John Henry is thrilled to be working with Lifeline for the first time. He has been a member of the ensemble at Strawdog Theatre since 2004, where his credits include Julius Caesar, Detective Story (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Ensemble), Three Sisters (After Dark Award: Outstanding Ensemble), Aristocrats (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Actor in a Supporting Role), Cherry Orchard, and most recently, The Good Soul of Szechuan. Within the past year he also played Wilson in Wilson Wants It All with The House Theatre of Chicago. Other credits include Leaving Iowa at The Royal George, To the Green Fields Beyond at Writersí Theatre (Jeff Award nomination: Ensemble), Measure for Measure at Next Theatre, The Flu Season with Black Sheep Productions, and several Sketchbook appearances at Collaboraction.
Nick Vidal (Linton Heathcliff)
Nick is proud to return to lifeline where he was last seen as Dorian in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Previous credits include Siegmund/Siegfried in the Ring Cycle (The Building Stage), and Mick Jagger in Aftermath (Signal Ensemble Theater), which will be remounting in November.
Christina Hall (Understudy)
Christina is elated to be working with Lifeline again! Her previous work with the ensemble includes Duck for President; The Dirty Cowboy; Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile; and Half Magic. Other Chicago credits include Bohemian Theatre Ensemble, Promethean Theatre Ensemble, 20% Theatre Company, and Emerald City Theatre Company. Regional credits include Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, and Main Street Theatre Company. Christina holds a B.F.A in Acting from Southern Methodist University. Look for her again this season in Lifeline's Click ,Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.
Wesley Scott (Understudy)
Wesley has just returned to Chicago from a Summer at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival where he was seen as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. He has appeared in numerous productions across the United States; favorite roles include Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac (Oak Park Festival Theatre), Commodore Reynard Eaton in Bloody Bess(Backstage Theatre), Philip in You Never Can Tell (The Village Players), Raleigh in the regional premiere of See Rock City(Orlando Repertory Thetare), Geoffrey in The Lion in Winter (Impact Theatricals), and Max in Lend Me A Tenor (Mark II Theatre)..
Christina Calvit (Adaptor)
Christina is a Lifeline Theatre ensemble member. She has written over a dozen award-winning theatrical adaptations which have been performed throughout the United States, including Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging; Pistols for Two; and Pride and Prejudice (all Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award winners for Adaptation), as well as The Talisman Ring (Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Adaptation, 1996). She most recently adapted Mariette in Ecstasy at Lifeline. Other adaptations include Queen Lucia: A Musical Romp with composer/Lyricist George Howe, which received a 2005 After Dark Award and 2006 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award for Best New Musical. Her original plays include Snowflake Tim's Big Holiday Adventure, Chaos (co-writer) and Several Voices from the Cloud (Agnes Nixon Award, 1981).
Elise Kauzlaric (Director)
Elise has worked with Lifeline since 1998 and has been a member of Lifeline's artistic ensemble since 2005. At Lifeline, she has directed Mariette in Ecstasy (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination: Direction) and The Emperor's Groovy New Clothes; adapted The Velveteen Rabbit and Half Magic; coached dialects for numerous productions; and appeared onstage in Neverwhere, Queen Lucia, Talking it Over, Strong Poison, and many others. She recently directed Seanachaí's production of Dancing at Lughnasa, and as an actor around town she has worked with The Goodman Theatre, Northlight, Apple Tree, City Lit, Circle Theatre, First Folio Shakespeare Festival, and Griffin Theatre, where she received a Non-Equity Jeff Nomination for Supporting Actress for On the Shore of the Wide World. Next up at Lifeline, she'll direct the spring KidSeries production of Arnie the Doughnut.
Lindsey Miller (Stage Manager)
Lindsey is excited to be working with Lifeline Theatre for the first time on such a remarkable telling of Brontëís work. She has had the privilege of stage managing for BackStage Theatre Company (where she is an ensemble member), The Building Stage (The Ring Cycle), Circle Theatre, Vitalist Theatre, CLIMB Theatre (Minneapolis, MN), and The Road Company (The Color Purple).
Alan Donahue (Scenic & Properties Designer)
Alan is a Lifeline ensemble member and veteran scenic designer for Lifeline's MainStage and KidSeries, having most recently designed Neverwhere, Treasure Island, and Dooby Dooby Moo. When not designing scenery or props he does the occasional lighting design (Killer Angels, The Talisman Ring [2005]) or adaptation (Trust Me on This, Crossing California, Bongo Larry & Two Bad Bears, Sophie's Masterpiece). Recent designs elsewhere include Dancing at Lughnasa for Seanachaí Theatre and Les Liaisons Dangereuses for Remy Bumppo. He also designed the exhibit for Dreamworks' Shrek The Musical on display at Navy Pier during the production's run at the Cadillac Palace.
Andrew Hansen (Original Music & Sound Design)
Andrew returns to Lifeline where has composed and designed for Treasure Island and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is an Associate Artist at TimeLine Theatre, where current and future projects include Frost/Nixon and Mastering the Art.
Sarah Hughey (Lighting Designer)
Previous Lifeline designs include Mariette in Ecstasy, The Last of the Dragons, and The Blue Shadow. Other Chicago credits include Suicide, Incorporated (The Gift); Girls vs. Boys and Wilson Wants It All (House Theatre of Chicago); Dancing at Lughnasa and Mojo Mickybo (Seanachaí Theatre); Wind in the Willows (City Lit Theatre); Little Brother and On the Shore of the Wide World (Griffin Theatre); Parlour Song (Steep Theatre); and Not a Game for Boys (A Red Orchid Theatre). Sarah earned her MFA from Northwestern University.
Branimira Ivanova (Costume Designer)
Branimira is thrilled to be back at Lifeline Theatre, where she designed costumes for Mrs. Caliban, Treasure Island, Mariette In Ecstasy, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Mark of Zorro, and Talking it Over. Other recent work includes Little Brother at the Griffin Theatre, Of Mice and Men at Steppenwolf, and Talk Radio with the Gift Theatre Company. In Chicago, she has also worked with City Lit, Emerald City, Pegasus Players, Infamous Commonwealth, Bailiwick Repertory, Hubbard Street Dance, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance, and Thodos Dance Company. Elsewhere, she has worked with Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Miniature Theatre of Chester, the National Portuguese Ballet, and Introdans, Nl. Branimira is a recipient of Certificate for Excellence in Theatre Design by USITT in 2007. Her work was part of the United States National Exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial World Stage Expo in Prague 2007.
Matt Engle (Violence Designer)
Matt is an actor and choreographer and is making his first design appearance for Lifeline Theatre. His Chicago credits include Marathon '33 at Strawdog Theatre; Hot 'N' Throbbing for PineBox Theatre; Insignificance and Breathing Corpses at Steep Theatre; Katzelmacher for the Northwestern Directing Program; Siskel & Ebert Save Chicago, 1985, League of Awesome, and Ren Faire! A Fistful of Ducats with Factory Theater.
Tiffany Keane (Assistant Director, Dramaturg)
Tiffany is proud to be an intern here at Lifeline. She is currently finishing Columbia Collegeís English and Directing programs and has directed numerous productions there, including Radio Elephant, Medusaís Tale, and House of the Holy Moment. Tiffany has also assistant directed many shows, including Greasy Joanís The Misanthrope (Jeff Recommended) and Chekovís Life in the Country. Other credits include dramaturgy for The Tallest Man at Artistic Home and being a camp counselor at Lifelineís Summer Drama Camp.
Cortney Hurley (Production Manager)
Cortney is looking forward to her fifth season with Lifeline after working on such productions as Neverwhere, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The Mark of Zorro. Current and previous production management positions include the last four seasons at Strawdog Theatre, where she PMed a variety of shows including Red Noses, Cherry Orchard, Lie of the Mind, and Marathon Ď33; Ellen Under Glass with the House Theatre of Chicago; and One False Note with Plasticene. She currently serves as the Production Manager and General Manager at Strawdog Theatre, as well as the Assistant Production Manager at Theater on the Lake.
Ian Zywica (Technical Director)
Ian works throughout Chicago as a freelance Scenic Designer and Technical Director. His design work includes Over the Tavern (Noble Fool Theatre); The Robber Bride Groom (Griffin Theatre); Once On This Island (Porchlight Music Theatre); Under Milk Wood (Caffeine Theatre), The Blue Shadow (Lifeline Theatre), and Into The Woods with Porchlight Music Theatre. Upcoming designs include Meet John Doe (Porchlight Music Theatre) and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lilly (Barter Theatre).

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