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Soon I Will Be Invincible: Cast & Crew
May 29 – July 19, 2015
Thu & Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 4pm & 8pm, Sun at 4pm
(No performances July 4th)

 
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Christina Hall Christina Hall (Fatale)
Christina is ecstatic to return to the Lifeline stage, where previous projects include Click, Clack, Moo; Duck for President; and The Dirty Cowboy. Other Chicago credits include Patsy Cline in Always, Patsy Cline (Non-Equity Jeff nominations: Best Actress-Musical and Best Revue) with Theo Ubique; Madeline True in The Wild Party (Non-Equity Jeff nominations: Best Ensemble and Best Musical) with Bailiwick Chicago; Maria/Itchy in Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play with Theatre Wit; as well as work with Goodman Theatre, Strawdog, Porchlight, Interrobang Theatre Project, Kokandy Productions, BoHo, Promethean, Emerald City, and Muse of Fire. Christina holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Southern Methodist University.
Frederick Harris Frederick Harris (Mr. Mystic, Baron Ether)
Frederick is happy to be making his Lifeline debut! Recent credits include Hands on a Hardbody (William Street Rep Theatre), They're Playing Our Song and Ain't Misbehavin' (Beverly Arts Center Chicago). Frederick is also a company member with Barrel of Monkeys Theatre and can be seen alongside Madame Barker in different venues throughout the city.
Jason Kellerman Jason Kellerman (CoreFire, Nick Napalm)
Jason is thrilled to be involved in his first Lifeline Theatre production. When not fighting evil one punch at a time, Jason can be seen working at other Chicago houses — he recently played Mackers at Transcendent Ensemble Theater, was a Tribesman in Hair at ATC, played Damis in Tartuffe at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, understudied Maz in The Knowledge at Steep, and many others. He's a Northwestern University MT program graduate. Jason also runs a small production company that just produced its first independent feature, and was a co-star on ABC's Betrayal.
Tommy Maloud Tommy Malouf (Blackwolf)
Tommy is super excited to make his Lifeline debut with Soon I Will Be Invincible! Chicago credits: The Last Five Years (u/s, performed; Metropolis Theatre); Extremities (Dominican University). Tommy received his B.A. in Theatre Education at Illinois State University in December of 2013. He is represented by Lily’s Talent.
Corrbette Pasko Corrbette Pasko (Damsel)
Corrbette is thrilled to make her Lifeline Theatre debut. Other chicago credits include Alice! (Upended Productions); Pluto is Listening (InFusion Theatre); All the Fame of Lofty Deeds (House Theatre); Take the Cake, The League of Awesome, Dead Wrong, Siskel & Ebert Save Chicago, Bustin' Out of the Hell, GIs in Europe, Top Shelf...(Factory Theater); We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, Absurd Person Singular, and Vieux Carre (Will Act For Food). She is an ensemble member and Marketing Director with The Factory Theater, and has written three plays with the company with Sara Sevigny. Zombie Broads, the latest collaboration, will open Fall 2015.
Sarah Scanlon Sarah Scanlon (Elphin)
Sarah is thrilled to be making her Lifeline Theatre debut. Throughout Chicago she has been seen on stage, in the air, or playing music with Factory Theater, Redmoon, WildClaw, The Building Stage, The Mammals, and Babes with Blades, among others, and is also an artistic associate with the Strange Tree Group. Most recently she played Hulda in Akvavit Theatre's Blue Planet. Regional and international credits include projects with The American Repertory Theatre, The Kalamazoo Symphony, The NY Fringe, and the Moscow Art Theatre. She holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the American Repertory Theatre and The Moscow Art Theatre School.
Phil Timberlake Phil Timberlake (Dr. Impossible)
Phil has appeared on the Lifeline stage in Pride and Prejudice (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination: Best Supporting Actor), Neverwhere, Busman's Honeymoon (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination: Best Supporting Actor), The Island of Dr. Moreau (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Best Production), Queen Lucia (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination: Best Supporting Actor-Musical), and The Two Towers. Other Chicago acting credits include First Folio Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest), Apple Tree (Violet), and Shaw Chicago (Misalliance). He is an Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at the Theatre School, DePaul University. Phil joined the ensemble in 2006.
Justine C. Turner Justine C. Turner (Lily)
Justine is happy to return to Lifeline, having previously appeared as Jade/Carborundum in Monstrous Regiment. She is an ensemble member of Strawdog Theatre, where her favorite rolls include Laura/Harry in Miss Marx, the Duchess in The Duchess of Malfi, and Margarita in The Master and Margarita. She has previously worked with Writers' Theatre, Goodman Theatre, TimeLine, the Den, City Lit, Factory, Defiant, Famous Door, Rivendell, Noble Fool, and Journeymen. She was a founding member of Crew of Patches Theatre Co. and The Plagiarists. She has appeared on Chicago Fire and will be seen this fall in Spill at TimeLine Theatre. She is represented by Shirley Hamilton, Inc.
Taryn Wood Taryn Wood (Rainbow Triumph)
Taryn is thrilled to be working with Lifeline! She is an Artistic Associate with Underscore Theatre and Fine Print Theatre Co. Once a month she produces the Uncommon Cabaret in conjunction with Underscore Theatre Company, of which she is the Company Manager. Chicago credits include: Boy Small and Christmas in Chicago (Fine Print Theatre Company), Snow White and the Seven Drag Queens (Midtangent Productions), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Underscore Theatre Company).
Andres Enriquez Andres Enriquez (Understudy)
Andres is honored to return to Lifeline Theatre. Previously, he understudied for The Velveteen Rabbit with Lifeline’s KidSeries. His past Chicagoland credits include Jack/Doctor in The Art of Disappearing (16th Street Theater), Frankie in Plaid Tidings (Beverly Arts Center Theater), Kipps in The Woman in Black (Fox Valley Repertory), and Porter in The Life and Death of Madame Barker (Red Tape Theater). He received an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Iowa, and is a proud company member of the Barrel of Monkeys. He is represented by Gray Talent Group.
Anthony Kayer Anthony Kayer (Understudy)
Anthony is thrilled to be back at Lifeline with this amazing group of people! Other Lifeline credits include Jane Eyre, Lyle Finds His Mother, The Emperor's New Threads, and Arnie the Doughnut. Chicago credits include: R&J: a techno ballet (inappropriate theatre), SITA RAM (Chicago Children’s Choir/Lookingglass), Iphigenia 2.0 (Next Theatre), The March (Steppenwolf), and Elizabeth Rex (Chicago Shakes). Anthony is an alumnus of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and a proud ensemble member of The inappropriate theatre co.
Kate McDermott Kate McDermott (Understudy)
Kate returns to Lifeline after monkeying around with the cast and crew of Lions in Illyria. She also appeared at Lifeline in the recent concert reading of Pride and Prejudice (Caroline Bingely, etc), and the extension of Jane Eyre. Other Chicago credits: Imogen in Cymbeline (First Folio); Elvira in Blithe Spirit and Beggit in Bah, Humbug! (Piccolo Theatre); and part of the clown duo Bubble & Trubble (Custer Street Fair). Regional credits: Othello, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night (Illinois Shakespeare Festival)
Maureen Mizener Maureen Mizener (Understudy)
As a recent graduate of the M.F.A. Acting program from The Theatre School at DePaul, Maureen is delighted to be making her Chicago theatre debut! Being the youngest of three with two older brothers, it is no wonder she's grown up an epic comic/sci-fi nerd. That being said, Maureen is unbelievably excited to be working with Lifeline Theatre and this truly invincible cast.
Flavia Pallozzi Flavia Pallozzi (Understudy)
Flavia is not wearing hockey pads, but she is insanely excited to be a part of this incredible collaboration. She is a recent graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and since then has had the joy of working with the Quotidian Collective for the Chicago Fringe Festival, Spartan Theatre Group, and the Chicago Shakespeare Project. She is from Miami, FL, where she first saw the 1989 film, Batman, and tried to live the life of a masked vigilante, but then realized acting was more reliable.
Christopher M. Walsh Christopher M. Walsh (Adaptor)
Christopher is a proud member of the artistic ensemble at Lifeline Theatre. He was nominated for a Non-Equity Jeff Award for his adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities, and won the Bloody Axe Award for his horror radio play Fracture Zone. Other Lifeline writing credits include The City & The City and The Count of Monte Cristo. His one-act play The Hunters will be presented as part of WildClaw Theatre’s horror anthology Motel 666. Acting credits at Lifeline include Monstrous Regiment, The Three Musketeers, and The Woman In White. Other recent acting credits include The Hammer Trinity and Season on the Line with The House Theatre of Chicago, and Street Justice: Condition Red with The Factory Theater. In 2016 he will make his Lifeline directorial debut with Midnight Cowboy.
Christopher Kriz Christopher Kriz (Composer, Lyricist, Sound Designer)
Christopher is an award-winning composer and sound designer based in Chicago. Previously for Lifeline, he designed Pride and Prejudice (Non-Equity Jeff nomination), The Count Of Monte Cristo (Non-Equity Jeff nomination), The Woman in White (Non-Equity Jeff nomination), Monstrous Regiment, The City & The City, and Jane Eyre. In Chicago, he has designed for Steppenwolf, Writers Theatre, Northlight, Victory Gardens, TimeLine, Theatre Wit, First Folio, and dozens of others. For his work in theatre, Christopher has been honored with 11 Joseph Jefferson Nominations and 2 Awards, most recently nominated for Cicada (Route 66) and Mill Fire (Shattered Globe). Christopher is a proud member of United Scenic Artists 829.
Paul S. Holmquist Paul S. Holmquist (Director)
Paul joined the ensemble in 2006 and has staged the Lifeline MainStage productions of The Island of Dr. Moreau, Busman's Honeymoon, Neverwhere, The Moonstone, and The Count of Monte Cristo; and KidSeries shows Rikki Tikki Tavi, Flight of the Dodo, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, and The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost. Other directing credits include The Constant Wife and The Robber Bridegroom (Griffin), Under Milk Wood (Caffeine Theatre), Winter (Akvavit Theatre), and The Dead Prince (Strange Tree Group). Paul holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul University and a Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis from Columbia College Chicago.
Becky Bishop (Stage Manager)
Becky returns to the Lifeline bat-cave for the 2nd time this season after the fall production of Jane Eyre. Other productions at Lifeline include last summer's Monstrous Regiment and The City & The City in 2013. Previous works elsewhere in Chicago include The Dead Prince, The Half Brothers Mendelssohn, and Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play (Strange Tree); Robber Bridegroom, Letters Home, On the Shore of the Wide World, Stage Door (Griffin Theatre); Under the Blue Sky (Steep); Under Milk Wood (Caffeine Theatre); Ape (Dog & Pony); and Suicide Inc. (The Gift). She received her BA in Theatre and English from Winona State University. She has been a freelance stage manager in Chicago since 2006.
Aly Renee Amidei Aly Renee Amidei (Costume Designer)
Aly is a proud ensemble member of Lifeline Theatre, where she has previously designed costumes for One Came Home, The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Woman in White, and Watership Down. She is also the artistic director of WildClaw Theatre and an ensemble member at Strawdog. Her costume and makeup designs have been seen at Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Irish Theatre of Chicago, Buffalo Theater Ensemble, Stage Left, Artistic Home, House Theater, Piven Workshop, and Vitalist Theater. She currently works as the costume and makeup coordinator for the College of DuPage Theater and Dance department but will be moving on this Fall to be the Assistant Professor of Costume Design at University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She will be the adaptor and costume designer for next season's Lester's Dreadful Sweaters and the costume designer on Northanger Abbey.
Heather Currie Heather Currie (Assistant Director)
Heather is a proud Lifeline ensemble member where she was most recently seen as Ma and Mrs. Garrow in One Came Home and Mrs. Fairfax in Jane Eyre. Other Lifeline Theatre credits include Click Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; Dooby Dooby Moo; Duck for President (2008 and 2012); and How To Survive a Fairy Tale. Last summer, Heather was the Wicked Witch in WOZ: A Rock Cabaret at Victory Gardens Theater. Heather holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and teaches in the department of Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago as well as the Motion Picture and Television department at College of DuPage. Heather can also be heard singing many Saturday nights in The Nitz and Howe Experience at Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret.
Alan Donahue Alan Donahue (Scenic & Properties Designer)
Alan has designed numerous Lifeline shows over the last 20+ years. Most recently, he designed scenery and properties for One Came Home. Away from Lifeline he is providing designs for the Silver Dollar City Harlem Globetrotters Show in Branson and his design for Stage Left's All's Well That Ends Well played at Theatre Wit in April and May. He received a Broadway Theatre World Chicago award for his 2014 scenic design (Resident Equity Theatre) for Avenue Q at the Mercury Theatre Chicago. Alan adapted Donald E. Westlake’s Trust Me on This and Adam Langer’s Crossing California for the Lifeline MainStage and Daniel Pinkwater’s Bongo Larry & Two Bad Bears and Eileen Spinelli’s Sophie Masterpiece: A Spider’s Tale for the KidSeries. In Fall 2015, he'll create the environs for Miss Buncle's Book.
Jason A. Fleece (Dramaturg)
Jason is pleased to be working with Lifeline for the first time. Jason is the Associate Artistic Director of Stage Left Theatre, where he most recently served as dialect coach on their production of All's Well That Ends Well. Primarily a director, Jason most recently directed Ordinary Days at BoHo Theatre. Other favorite directing credits include Warped, Enemy of the People (Stage Left Theatre); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Sweeney Todd (Oakton Performing Arts Center). Jason received his M.F.A. in Directing from the Theatre School at DePaul University in 2007.
Matt Hawkins Matt Hawkins (Fight Choreographer)
Matt is a Chicago-based director, actor and fight choreographer. He currently teaches Musical Theater Techniques and Musical Theater History at Northwestern University, and Movement and Stage Combat at Loyola University. Hawkins holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Southern Methodist University and an M.F.A. in Directing from The University of Iowa.
Becca Jeffords (Lighting Designer)
Becca is thrilled to join Lifeline to bring Soon I Will Be Invincible to the stage. She is a freelance lighting designer based in Chicago. She received her M.F.A. in Lighting Design from Northwestern University and her B.F.A. in Production Design from Columbus State University. Recent Chicago designs include: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Porchlight Music Theatre); A Nice Indian Boy (Rasaka Theatre); The 2014 Winter Pageant (Redmoon Theatre); HoliDAZE 2014 (Step-Up Productions); The Three Faces of Dr. Crippen, The Dead Prince, Half-Brothers Mendelssohn, and Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play (Strange Tree Group); Mr. Chickee's Funny Money (Chicago Children's Theatre); Hello Failure and What to Listen For (the side project).
Laura McKenzie Laura McKenzie (Music Director)
Lifeline credits include The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! (Music Director), the upcoming Sparky! (Composer/Lyricist), and Meg Murray in A Wrinkle in Time. Previous music directing credits include Hey! Dancin’! Hey! Musical! (Factory Theater); That's Weird, Grandma (Barrel of Monkeys;) and Beer (Neo-Futurists). Laura was half of the comedy facemelt duo The Laura On Laura Comeback Tour and is currently an ensemble member with Barrel of Monkeys and Factory Theater.
Mikey Moran (Sound Engineer)
Mikey is a Chicago-based composer, sound designer, engineer, and musician. He has worked with Victory Gardens, A Red Orchid, The Gift, Teatro Vista, Kokandy Productions, The Den, Collaboraction, Mary-Arrchie, Jackalope, Emerald City, Trap Door Theatre, Factory Theater, and WildClaw Theatre, among others. He has been honored with two Jeff Award nominations, winning one. In addition, he performs in orchestra pits on a variety of instruments. Mikey holds a B.F.A. in Sound Design from The Theatre School at DePaul University.
Kate Reed Kate Reed (Assistant Stage Manager)
Kate is thrilled to be working with Lifeline Theatre again after serving as assistant stage manager for Jane Eyre, Monstrous Regiment, and One Came Home. Her previous stage management credits include The Duchess of Malfi, Bye Bye Birdie, and Amadeus (Northwestern University Theatre and Interpretation Center); The Xylophone West (Fine Print Theatre Co.); Much Ado About Nothing (Lovers and Madmen); and The God of Hell (Spectrum Theatre Company). She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Performance Studies.

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