Jeff Zahos

Jeff Zahos works with music, sound, and movement with the body as the point of genesis. He has been in various roles as an artist in dance; musician, sound designer, composer, and dancer, in Illinois, California, and New York. His frequent collaborators have included Sara Hook, Tamin Totzke, Grant Bowen, Alana Parekh, and Johanna Meyer. …

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Rick Mireles

Rick Mireles- is a 2016 graduate of the MFA Stage Management program. Originally from south Texas, Rick received his BA and MA in theatre at the University of Texas-Pan American. While at the University of Illinois he had the opportunity to work on various productions in Theatre, Dance, and Opera (now Lyric Theatre). He also…

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Kevin Grab

Kevin Grab holds an MFA in Property Management and Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Class of 2013).  His Prop credits include the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (Props Master, Asst. Props Master, Artisan,) Long Wharf Theater (Carpenter,) Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (Crafts Artisan.) He also has been a freelance prop builder for Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Centenary Stage…

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Lamar Farr

Lamar Farr (BFA, Sound Design) graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December of 2015. Since graduation he started his career in the Music industry, and has had the chance to tour with several different hip hop artists. Currently, he works on tour with G-Eazy as a backline technician and does other freelance…

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Betsy Brandt

Betsy Brandt (BFA) continues her long and successful career as a leading television actor. After completing five seasons opposite Dean Norris and Bryan Cranston on the pathbreaking AMC series Breaking Bad, Brandt worked on NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show for a season before taking a leading role in the hit CBS comedy series Life…

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Crystal Dickinson

Crystal Dickinson (MFA) appeared on Broadway in You Can’t Take It With You and Clybourne Park. She is the recipient of the 2012 Theatre World Award, and the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 Jenny Award for Best Actress.

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Brandon Dirden

Brandon Dirden (MFA) was last seen on Broadway as Martin Luther King in the Tony Award- winning production of All The Way opposite Bryan Cranston. He has received Obie and Theatre World Awards and was nominated for the Drama League and Lucille Lortel Awards.

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Amanda Drinkall

Amanda Drinkall (BFA) recently had a featured role in Chicago Med on NBC. She will soon be seen in the world premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of Mary Page Marlowe by Tracy Letts, a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize honoree for August Osage County.

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Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman (BFA) played the lead in A Confederacy of Dunces at the Huntington Theatre (Boston). The best-selling show in Huntington Theatre’s history, it is likely to transfer to London or Broadway. His 45-minute, dialogue-free commercial for a single-malt Scotch was a viral internet sensation of the 2015 holiday season.

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Tyrone Phillips

Alumni continue to “Perform for Chicago!” New City Stage (Chicago) just released its “Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago” Tyrone Phillips (BFA), actor, director, and artistic director of Definition Theatre, and director at Writers Theatre, is ranked number 44. Tyrone is returning to Illinois Theatre for the 2016-2017 season to direct Dontrell, Who Kissed the…

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