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The Three Musketeers: Cast & Crew
May 31 – July 21, 2013

Adrian Byrd (Treville)
Adrian is abundantly thrilled to be in this production of The Three Musketeers at Lifeline Theatre, with an extremely talented cast. Other credits include: Bulrusher (Congo Square); Tommy Parker's Celebrated Minstrel Show and Pill Hill (Chicago Theater Company); Of One Blood (Lookingglass Theater); Faultless (New Leaf Theater); A Raisin In The Sun, The Men Shall Also Gather, Soldier's Story, and Open Admissions (Fleetwood Jourdain Theater); Bang The Drum Slowly (Next Theatre, understudy); and Unjustifiable Acts (Goodman Theatre, understudy).
Carlos Rogelio Diaz (Boncieux, Laporte, Ensemble)
Chicago born and bred, Carlos has most recently appeared in How Long Will I Cry? (Steppenwolf for Young Adults); After (Profiles Theater); The Giver (Adventure Stage Chicago); At Ease (The Fine Print Theater); and Axe Lizzie (Cock & Bull Theatre); among others. Favorites have included working with Aguijon Theater performing exclusively in Spanish and Imagination Theater, designed for younger audiences, working across the country trying to make the world a better place. Carlos is a graduate of The University of Illinois at Chicago, a Resident Artist with Cock & Bull Theatre, a member of SAG-AFTRA and represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.
Chris Hainsworth (Athos)
Chris has been a proud member of the Lifeline ensemble since 2010. Roles at Lifeline include Oliver in Talking It Over, Israel Hands in Treasure Island, The Marquis De Carabas in Neverwhere, Edmond Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo, and Dhatt in The City & The City. He also adapted Elise Blackwell's novel Hunger for Lifeline and will be adapting Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment next season. Other roles around town include Frank in Faith Healer (Uma Productions), Mott in The Artist Needs A Wife (the side project), Robbie in Scenes from the Big Picture (Seanachaí Theatre), and Sheriff Raven in The Dreams in the Witch House (WildClaw Theatre). Chris is also Ensemble Emeritus at Strawdog Theatre where he appeared as Brutus in Julius Caesar, Bassanio in Merchant of Venice, Jonsey Whitman in Impossible Marriage, Pony William in Knives in Hens, Detective Dakis in Detective Story, and Ruddy in Marathon '33.
Mildred Marie Langford (Queen Anne, Madame Coquenard, Ensemble)
Mildred is excited to return to Lifeline where she was last seen as Saralinda in The 13 Clocks. Chicago credits include FAILURE: A Love Story (Victory Gardens Theatre); Freshly Fallen Snow (Chicago Dramatists); My Kind of Town and In Darfur (TimeLine Theatre, where she also serves as a company member); An Actor Prepares (U of C Logan Center for the Arts); Venus, The Twins Would Like To Say, and The Crucible (Steppenwolf Theatre); Sinbad: The Untold Tale, The Ghost of Treasure Island, and The Blue House (Adventure Stage); A Civil War Christmas (Northlight Theatre); War with the Newts and The Overwhelming (Next Theatre); and 12 Ophelias (Trap Door Theatre). Regional: A Raisin in the Sun (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre). Mildred is a graduate of George Mason University and The School at Steppenwolf.
Dan Lin (Felton, Ensemble)
Dan is excited to make his Lifeline Theatre debut. Previous credits include Julius Caesar (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre) and a staged reading of Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare Proj. of Chicago). Film credits include The Last Supper (China Film Group) and Persephone (Reel Stuff Productions). He also co-hosts Happy Hour with Caleb and Dan, a radio show and podcast. Dan holds a BFA from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy.
Katie McLean Hainsworth (Milady)
Katie has been a member of Lifelineís artistic ensemble since 2006, and she has appeared in many productions, including Hunger, Neverwhere, Mariette in Ecstasy, Talking It Over, Crossing California, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, Gaudy Night, Trust Me On This, Far From the Madding Crowd, Bongo Larry & Two Bad Bears, Whose Body?, and Cooking with Lard. Her adaptation of The Mark of Zorro won a Non-Equity Jeff Award in 2009, and she is proud to have directed Watership Down (2011), Johnny Tremain (2006), and The Cricket in Times Square (2005) for the Lifeline stage. Katie has performed in Chicago with Black Sheep Productions, Blindfaith, the Hypocrites, Greasy Joan, and Bailiwick Repertory, among others, since arriving in Chicago in 1993.
Deanna Myers (Constance, Ensemble)
Deanna is excited to return for another adventure after working with Lifeline on The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost this past winter. She's also been seen on stage with Steppenwolf, Pavement Group, Second City, and The Inconvenience, and was featured in an episode of Chicago Fire this season. Deanna is also a proud member of Barrel of Monkeys and Catharsis Productions, and is represented by the illustrious Marisa Paonessa.
Miguel Nunez (King Louis XIII, Buckingham)
Miguel is delighted to be back at Lifeline, where he performed in The Blue Shadow. Chicago credits include Augusta and Noble (Adventure Stage Chicago); I Put the Fear of Mexico In 'em (Teatro Vista); Oedipus El Rey (u/s Victory Gardens); After (u/s Profiles Theatre); The Jammer (Pine Box Theatre); The Ghost is Here (Vitalist Theatre); Seven Snakes (The Mammals); Lorca In a Green Dress, Heads (Halcyon Theatre); and work with The Gift Theatre, Redmoon, Teatro Luna, Salsation!, Chicago Fusion Theatre, and Bailiwick Chicago. He can also be seen in the web-series Porkin' Across America by The Onion. Miguel majored in acting at the National Theater University (IUDET) in Caracas, and his work in Venezuela includes The Bourgeois Gentleman, Bufonerias (Teatro Septimo Piso), and Apocalipse 1,11 with Brazilian company Teatro da Vertigem (2001 Caracas International Theater Festival). He is represented by Paonessa Talent.
Mike Ooi (Rochefort, Lord de Winter)
Mike is pleased to return to Lifeline after recently appearing in their KidSeries production of The Emperorís New Threads. Other Lifeline productions include Neverwhere, The Mark of Zorro, The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost, Duck For President, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, The 13 Clocks, and The Last of the Dragons. Other Chicago credits include RenFaire! A Fistful of Ducats, Black & Blue, 1985, and Mop Top Festival (Factory Theater); Sinbad: The Untold Tale and Ghosts of Treasure Island (Adventure Stage); Star Witness, Curse of the Crying Heart, and Cave with Man (House Theatre of Chicago); Three Penny Opera (The Hypocrites at Steppenwolf Garage); and Old Town (Strawdog Theatre). Mike is the Operations Manager for the Factory Theater, where he is also a company member.
Sean Sinitski (Cardinal Richelieu)
Sean was member of the late Defiant Theatre, where he performed such roles as Hamlet, Macduff, and a guy that got his thumb stolen in Action Movie: the Play! Other Chicago credits: Lifeline (The Moonstone, Neverwhere, Treasure Island, The Picture of Dorian Gray); Stage Left (Rabbit, Fellow Travelers); Chicago Shakespeare (Timon of Athens, The Madness of King George); Strawdog (The Merchant of Venice, Detective Story, The Cherry Orchard); Next Theater (Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer); Hypocrites (Henry V, Balm in Gilead); Silk Road (Back of the Throat, Caravaggio); Writers Theater (The Doctorís Dilemma); Lakeside Shakespeare (King Lear).
Dwight Sora (Aramis)
Dwight is thrilled to join Lifeline for the first time. Credits include Raven (Twelve Angry Men), Adventure Stage Chicago (A Thousand Cranes), Halcyon (Family Devotions), and Vitalist (The Ghost is Here). He has worked with Silk Road Rising as an understudy (Durango), on various readings, and projects for the Chicago Humanities Festival, One Book One Chicago and the Mayorís Annual Prayer Breakfast. A third-degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido, Dwight has served as fight choreographer for Porchlight (Pacific Overtures), an onstage combatant at Lyric Opera (Romeo et Juliet), and manages the Chicago Aikido Club. He is also a past ensemble member of Imagination Theater and Erasing the Distance. Film work includes Red Dawn and Real Steel.
Glenn Stanton (D'Artagnan)
Glenn is happy to make his Lifeline debut. He is a Chicago actor and fight director. Glenn was most recently seen in the Goodman Theater's production of Measure for Measure after returning from a season with the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Other Chicago credits include: SS Macbeth! and Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare), Once on This Island (Porchlight), Cyrano (House Theater), Motion (Signal Ensemble), The Apple Tree (Illinois Theater Center), Ghosts of Treasure Island (Adventure Stage Chicago), and Christmas Carol (Metropolis), among others. His TV credits include: Isaiah Hunter (lead role) in the pilot A King's Way, and the role of Jeami on Desperate Measures (Investigate Discovery). He also appeared in the feature film Altered. You can catch Glenn later this year in Invasion and Paulus, both at Silk Road Rising.
Kyle Vincent Terry (Murderer, Ensemble)
Kyle is proudly making his Lifeline debut. A native Chicagoan, Kyle attended UIC. Credits include work with Livewire Theatre Company, Fight Night with Nothing Special Productions, fashion Designer Nick Cave, Shakespeare & Co.,Catharsis Productions, Instruments of Movement, Hedwig Dances and various others. Creative credits include Lookingglass Theatre Ensemble, IO, Navy Pier, Collaboraction, Chicago Tap Theatre, Joel Hall and various other organizations around the country. He also created and performed for TheMASSIVE and Chicago Dance Crash, serving as Artistic Director for both companies. Kyle is humbled to take his talents to Providence, RI as part of Brown Universityís Class of 2016 this Fall.
Christopher M. Walsh (Porthos)
Christopher has been a proud member of Lifeline's artistic ensemble since 2010. So far he has appeared in seven shows on the Lifeline stage, including The Woman in White, Hunger, Watership Down, and Neverwhere (Chicago Now 2010 Honor Award - Best Supporting Actor). Other area acting credits include work with Strawdog Theatre, Signal Theatre Ensemble, A Red Orchid Theatre, Black Sheep Productions, Backstage Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Right Brain Project, City Lit, the Building Stage, Circle Theatre, and Defiant Theatre. During the day he performs Shakespeare at area high schools with A Crew of Patches, and continues to study acting at Black Box Acting Studio.
Bryan Bosque (Understudy)
Bryan is thrilled to work with Lifeline for the first time. He most recently voiced the character of Hamlet in Strawdog's Hugen Hall presentation of the graphic novel Kill Shakespeare. Bryan's previous productions in and around Chicago include Stadium Devildare and The Skriker (Red Tape Theatre), Year Zero (understudy with Victory Gardens), Rabbit Hole (Buffalo Theatre Ensemble), and The Taming of the Shrew (First Folio Shakespeare Festival). And throughout this past school year, Bryan has helped bring young students' stories to life as part of Barrel of Monkeys' acting ensemble.
Lindsey Dorcus (Understudy)
Lindsey is delighted to make her Lifeline Theatre debut. Recent credits include That's Weird, Grandma! (Barrel of Monkeys); Then, One Night (Hearts & Brains Theatre); Duchess of Malfi and Good Soul of Szechuan (Strawdog Theatre); From the Circle and Orpheus (Filament Theatre); and The Ring Cycle (The Building Stage). She has also performed locally with the House Theatre, Redmoon, Next Theatre, Links Hall, ATC, Adventure Stage, Manuel Cinema, and the Mammals. Lindsey is a proud company member with Barrel of Monkeys and Filament Theatre.
Nathan Pease (Understudy)
Nathan is excited to work with Lifeline Theatre for the first time. Nathan most recently appeared onstage in Idle Muse Theatre Company's Lonesome Hollow. As proud ensemble member of Idle Muse, Nathan has also appeared in The Lion in Winter and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Other Chicago credits include Hubris Productions (All Childish Things), Filament Theatre Ensemble (Eurydice), and Commedia Beauregard (Corleone). Elsewhere, Nathan has appeared with Oak Park Festival Theatre (Betrayal), First Folio Theatre (Comedy of Errors), Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Much Ado About Nothing and Merry Wives of Windsor) and BoardsHead Theatre (Comedy of Errors).
Jason Peregoy (Understudy)
Jason is so excited to be working with Lifeline for the first time! Some of his notable credits include performing as Valvert in House Theatre's production of Cyrano, as Dr. Hardon in Factory Theatre's Toast of the Town, and he also understudied for Cripple of Inishmaan at Redtwist Theatre. He has also worked on Emerald City's touring production of Alice in Wonderland and is a company member with Explore Theatre.
Robert Kauzlaric (Adaptor)
Robert is a proud member of Lifelineís artistic ensemble. He has written over a dozen theatrical adaptations which have been produced all across the U.S., as well as in England, Ireland, and Canada. For Lifeline, he adapted the MainStage productions of The Island of Dr. Moreau (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: Best Production-Play and New Adaptation), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination: New Adaptation), Neverwhere (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Adaptation), The Moonstone, and The Woman in White; and the KidSeries productions of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! (currently on national tour with Dallas Children's Theatre), Flight of the Dodo, The 13 Clocks, and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. Robert has also appeared as an actor in fifteen productions on the Lifeline stage, and directed Treasure Island and Hunger.
Amanda Delheimer Dimond (Director)
Amanda is thrilled to return to Lifeline, having directed The 13 Clocks in the fall of 2011. Other Chicago credits include The Ghosts of Treasure Island, The Cay, and Ash Girl, all with Adventure Stage Chicago. She has also had the pleasure of working with the Steppenwolf, the Goodman, Red Moon, and Strawdog, among others. She is the Artistic Director of 2nd Story, which she encourages you to check out, and is currently working with Rachel Kraft at Lookingglass Theatre as a participant in the Leadership U: One-on-One program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Theatre Communications Group.
Katie Messmore (Stage Manager)
Katie is thrilled to be working on this exciting production of The Three Musketeers. Katie is a proud graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where she majored in Technical Theater, with an emphasis on Stage Management. She previously had the pleasure to work with Lifeline for their KidsSeries production The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost. Her favorite shows she has worked on are Bernada Alba, Equus, Slendora, and The Wild Party.
Aly Renee Amidei (Costume Designer)
Aly has been designing and writing in Chicago since 2000. She is a proud ensemble member of Lifeline Theatre, where she has designed costumes for Watership Down, The Count of Monte Cristo (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination: Costume Design), and The Woman in White. Aly is the Artistic Director of WildClaw Theatre, where she has designed costumes for The Great God Pan, The Revenants, The Dreams in the Witchhouse, Legion, Kill Me, The Life of Death, and the upcoming Shadow Over Innsmouth. Aly is also an ensemble member of Strawdog Theatre Company, where favorite costume designs have included Detective Story, Red Noses, Old Times, Uncle Vanya, Marathon '33, and Cherry Orchard. She also designed the scenery for Lie of the Mind and makeup for The Master and Margarita (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination: Artistic Specialization), and is a regular writer for the late night series Hit Factory Presents. Alyís designs have also been seen at Piven, Uma Productions, Artistic Home, Lakeside Shakespeare, Vitalist, House Theatre of Chicago, Teatro Vista, Collaboraction, Seanachaí, Silk Road, and Emerald City.
Claire Chrzan (Assistant Lighting Designer)
Claire received her bachelorís degree in lighting design from Columbia College Chicago. Her past credits include Speaking in Tongues with Interrobang Theatre Project, In the Heart of America with Theatre Seven, Little Shop of Horrors with Street Tempo Theatre, and Boy Gets Girl at The Raven. She is an artistic associate with Interrobang Theatre Project and is serving as production manager for their next season. Upcoming projects include Orange Flower Water with Interrobang and Uncle Bob at Mary Arrchie this summer.
Benjamin W. Dawson (Production Manager)
Ben received his MFA in Technical Design & Production Management from Florida State University. He served as the Production Safety Coordinator with The Santa Fe Opera and as Art Director for several television series with networks like Discovery, PBS, MTV and VH1. In Chicago, Ben has served, among other things, as Production Manager for Zombies Attack Chicago; as Technical Director for Remarcable Theatreís Lips Together, Teeth Apart; and as the Scene Shop Foreman at Goodman Theatre. He is also currently a Company Member and the Production Manager for Sideshow Theatre Company and the Technical Director for American Theater Company.
Alan Donahue (Scenic & Properties Designer)
Alan has designed over 180 theatre/opera/dance productions over thirty years of nationwide practice — productions ranging from the intimate and environmental to grand scale multi-set spectacles. He has also produced more than additional 160 designs for industrial theatre, trade shows, video, museums, and themed public and commercial spaces. But his artistic home for the last 23 years has been Lifeline Theatre. Alan received Jeff Citations/Awards for his designs of The Little Sister, Jane Eyre (2001), Around the World in 80 Days, Mariette in Ecstasy, and Neverwhere. For Lifeline, Alan has also created literary adaptations: Donald E. Westlake's Trust Me on This and Adam Langerís Crossing California for the MainStage; Daniel Pinkwater's Bongo Larry & Two Bad Bears and Eileen Spinelli's Sophie's Masterpiece – A Spider's Tale for KidSeries. Locally his design work will be seen this summer at The Factory Theatre ('Namosaur!) and this fall at Lifeline (The Killer Angels) and Remy Bumppo (An Inspector Calls). Come October, Alan heads to Dollywood to supervise the installation of his designs of a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol (with music and lyrics by Ms. Parton).
Heather Gilbert (Lighting Designer)
Heather previously designed The 13 Clocks at Lifeline. Chicago credits include Pedro Paramo (Goodman Theatre); The Whale and Equivocation (Victory Gardens); Harold and the Purple Crayon and Honus and Me (Chicago Childrenís Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire, The Caretaker, and The Real Thing (Writers); The Better Half (Lucky Plush/MCA); Home, Comedy of Errors, and The Mystery of Irma Vep (Court Theatre); Our Town, The Mikado, and Cabaret (Hypocrites); and A Separate Peace (Steppenwolf). Off Broadway/regional credits include Our Town with David Cromer at Barrow Street Theatre, the Broad Stage, and the Huntington Theatre; The Farnsworth Invention at the Alley Theatre; and A Raisin in the Sun (Milwaukee Rep). Heather received the 2012 3Arts Award the 1999-2001 NEA/TCG Development Program Award. She serves as Head of Lighting Design at Columbia College.
Matt Hawkins (Fight Choreographer)
Matt Hawkins has been a director/actor/fight choreographer in Chicago for the past twelve years. He is married to Stacy Stoltz.
Jessica Kadish (Assistant Director, Dramaturg, Understudy)
Jessica is thrilled to work with Lifeline Theatre for the first time. Other Chicago acting credits include La Pasión Según Antígona Pérez (Aguijón Theater), Los Carralejas (Colectivo El Pozo), and The Americans (Voice of the City), and staged readings with Chicago Dramatists, Pride Films and Plays, and Teatro Luna. As a director, she works frequently with 2nd Story and Erasing the Distance, and recently assistant-directed Unnatural Spaces with The Guild Complex. Dramaturgy projects include Las Hermanas Padilla (Chicago Fusion Theater) and Arizona: No Roosters in the Desert (Prop Thtr). Jessica is a graduate of the University of Chicago.
Mike Przygoda (Original Music & Sound Designer)
Mike used to go see shows at Lifeline when he was a little kid and never imagined he would one day have a chance to work here! During the day he accompanies dance classes at ChiArts High School on the south side of Chicago. In the evenings he produces and engineers for Speed-Fi Productions, making records for local bands. He is an ensemble member at Strawdog Theatre and Barrel Of Monkeys. He received a Jeff Award in 2012 for Artistic Specialization In Percussion (Moby Dick, The Building Stage).
Phil Timberlake (Vocal Coach)
Phil appeared on the Lifeline stage as Mr. Collins in Pride & Prejudice, the Angel Islington in Neverwhere, Bunter in Busman's Honeymoon (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination: Best Supporting Actor), Prendick in The Island of Dr. Moreau (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Best Production), the Guru/Peppino in Queen Lucia (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination: Best Supporting Actor-Musical) and as Gollum/Legolas The Two Towers. He also coached dialects for The City & The City, Treasure Island, Strong Poison, Gaudy Night, Talking It Over, and A Room With a View. He is an Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at the Theatre School, DePaul University. Phil joined the ensemble in 2006.
Joe Schermoly (Technical Director)
Joe is a set designer, technical director, and painter. His design work has been seen at Lifeline Theatre (The Count of Monte Cristo, The City & The City), Griffin Theatre (Flare Path, Punk Rock, No More Dead Dogs, Port, The Constant Wife), Theatre Wit (Completeness), Strawdog Theatre (Duchess of Malfi, Master and Margarita, Richard III), Sideshow Theatre (Idomeneus, The Ugly One), Eclipse (Beyond the Horizon, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek) and more. He has also designed and built shows in London for The Finborough, Bush, and Gate theatres, among others. Joe studied set design at Northwestern University and is a proud Griffin Theatre company member. He has received two After Dark Awards for Outstanding Scenic design.

Justin Amolsch: Horn
Greg Hirte: Violin
Kelsee Vandervall: Cello
Mike Przygoda: Remainder

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