BARBARA FIGGINS (SISTER ALOYSIUS) was last seen on the ITC stage in her Jeff-nominated role of Angela in MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE. She has been an ensemble member with IRISH THEATRE OF CHICAGO since 2005, appearing in IN PIGEON HOUSE, THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, OUR FATHER, SCENES FROM THE BIG PICTURE, WAR and BOLD GIRLS. Recent credits include Lillie-Anne in BARBECUE at Steppenwolf’s 1700 space with Strawdog Theatre Company, Ellie in the world premiere of Conor McNamara’s SCAPEGOAT; OR WHY THE DEVIL ALWAYS LOVED US with New Colony, Pam in the world premiere of Ike Holter’s EXIT STRATEGY with Jackalope Theatre, and Miss Tesman in HEDDA GABLER at Writers Theatre. Other Chicago credits include LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE (First Folio Theatre), RICHARD III (Oak Park Festival Theatre), THE HISTORY BOYS (Timeline, Jeff Award Best Ensemble), CHERRYWOOD (Mary Arrchie), RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER, and THE RIP NELSON HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR (Hell in a Handbag), IPHEGENIA AT AULIS (Lights Out), TWELFTH NIGHT (City Lit), OTHELLO, ROMEO & JULIET, MACBETH, TAMING OF THE SHREW, and JULIUS CAESAR (A Crew of Patches), WHAT’S WRONG WITH ANGRY, and NINE (Circle Theatre), SIN: A CARDINAL DEPOSED, and SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES (Bailiwick Repertory) as well as work with Victory Gardens, Remy Bumppo, Next Theatre, and Collaboraction. Recent television credits include CHICAGO JUSTICE for NBC, and Showtime’s THE CHI. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, and is represented by Actor’s Talent Group, Inc. barbarafiggins.com
ROBERT KAUZLARIC (FATHER FLYNN) was last seen on the ITC stage reprising his role as Mojo in MOJO MICKYBO. An ensemble member since 2006, Robert has appeared with Irish Theatre Of Chicago as Mush in A WHISTLE IN THE DARK, Denis in WAR, Oscar in OUR FATHER, and Walter in IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN, and he directed the world premiere of Karen Tarjan’s THE WHITE ROAD (Jeff Award nomination: Best Production). Other regional acting credits include work with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Lakeside Shakespeare, Goodman Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Strawdog Theatre, The Hypocrites, City Lit, Circle Theatre, Greasy Joan & Co., and New American Theater. Robert has written more than a dozen theatrical adaptations which have been performed in more than forty states across the U.S., as well as in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, and Wales. His plays include THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (winner of five Non-Equity Jeff Awards, including New Adaptation and Best Production), NORTHANGER ABBEY (with George Howe, Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work - Musical), NEVERWHERE (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Adaptation), and THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS! (with Paul Gilvary and William Rush, “One of the best children’s shows of the year” – New York Times). Directing credits include CYMBELINE for Strawdog Theatre (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Play); and TARTUFFE (Wilde Award: Best Comedy), LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (Wilde Award: Best of the Bard), CYMBELINE (Wilde Award: Best of the Bard), AS YOU LIKE IT (Wilde Award: Best of the Bard), and THE TEMPEST for the Michigan Shakespeare Festival
JAZZMA PRYOR (MRS. MULLER) Jazzma Pryor is honored to play the role of Mrs. Muller in her first performance with the Irish Theatre of Chicago. Her Chicago theatre credits include: The Black Monologues (Victory Gardens Theatre); Sunset Baby and From The Mississippi Delta (Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre); Hannah and Martin and Crime and Punishment (Shattered Globe Theatre); Minutes and Seconds (Rhinofest at Prop Thtr); Phillis: The American Revolutionary (Redd Opera); Insurrection: Holding History (Stage Left Theatre); Marisol (Promethean Theatre); and Prelude to a Kiss (The Comrades). This summer, you can see Jazzma in Spell #7 with Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre. Ms. Pryor holds a B.A. in Production Studies in Performing Arts from Clemson University.
JR SULLIVAN (DIRECTOR) currently serves as the Interim Artistic Director for ITC, prior to which he was Artistic Director of the acclaimed off-Broadway Pearl Theatre Company, which earned a Drama Desk Award under his tenure. Sullivan was also the founder and producing director of the lauded New American Theater in northern Illinois, and served as associate artistic director for Utah Shakespeare Festival from 2002-2009, where he continues as a visiting director. In Chicago, he has directed for Northlight, American Theatre Company, Turnaround, Red Orchid, Live Bait, Prop Theatre, and the Onyx Theatre, and his regional work includes the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Milwaukee Rep, Theatre X, Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre, the Studio Theatre in Washington DC, the Delaware Theatre Company, and the Resident Ensemble Players at the University of Delaware. His adaptations (in collaboration with Joseph Hanreddy) of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY have been produced at regional houses nationwide, including Milwaukee Rep, the Oregon and Utah Shakespeare festivals, South Coast Repertory Theater, Round House Theatre, People’s Light & Theater Company, The Cincinnati Playhouse, and Connecticut Rep.