The Creatives

Grimmagination is just one of  the many creative pots that our  cast and crew have their talented mitts in.

 
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LAWRENCE GRIMM

The Green
Hornet
Lunchbox


by Shirley Gordon
Favorite
Childhood
Story:

Favorite Childhood Story:

The Green Hornet Lunchbox, by Shirley Gordon

Larry is pleased to have partnered with his brother Grimm (Colin)  on this exciting project. As an Arts Educator and Actor for over 30 years, Larry believes in the value of learning through the arts and hopes that these newly adapted classics offer a way into literacy for young learners and creators.

In Chicago his affiliations as a teacher include the Second City, Open Books, Piven Theater Workshop, The Acting Studio, Writer’s Theater, Lookingglass Theater, The Illinois Arts Council, CAPE, Urban Gateways and Steppenwolf for Young Audiences where he served as Senior Facilitator for Curriculum and Instruction for over 10 years. Larry has a Masters in Education from DePaul University and was a high school English and Drama teacher at Stevenson High School  and Chicago’s first and only public high school for the arts, Chi-Arts . As a veteran director of the Thresholds Theater Arts Project,  he assisted in bringing the voices of adults who have suffered from mental illness to the stage. Additionally, he currently works with the Memory Ensemble and those afflicted with Alzheimer’s through the Mesulam Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In the business realm, Larry was Communication and Presentation Skills Director for the database marketing team at Leo Burnett in Chicago for over five years and did extensive workshops with the Razorfish Ad Agency.  In New York, Lawrence  worked with Lincoln Center Institute, Roundabout Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience, and Arts Connection. He is a board member for Chicago Youth Shakespeare and A Red Orchid Theatre.

As an actor, Larry is a founding ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre. He has worked extensively at Chicago’s prominent theaters including shows with the Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, Victory Gardens, Next, Timeline, Shattered Globe, Court,  Collaboraction, and Piven Theater Workshop. Film: Captive State,  Harmless, Welcome to Me (directed by Shira Piven with Kristen Wiig), Cicero in Winter, A Perfect Manhattan TV: Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, The Red Line, Unsolved Mysteries, Late Night with Conan O’Brien. More at www.grimmactor.com

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Colin Grimm

The Stinky
Cheese 
Man by Jon Scieszka
Favorite
Childhood
Story:

Favorite Childhood Story:

The Stinky Cheese Man, by Jon Scieszka

Colin is an artist, musician, animator and story teller. He has spent the last decade touring the country telling his stories through the form of rap and poetry.  His art continues to evolve and crossover and fuse into different mediums, blending the visual and audio story telling mechanisms into one. www.probcause.com

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Charles Andrew Gardner

Fox 
in
Socks,

By Dr. Seuss
Favorite
Childhood
Story:

Favorite Childhood Story:

Fox in Socks, by Dr. Seuss

​Born and raised on Chicago's south side, SAG-AFTRA Chicago local president, Charles Andrew Gardner is an actor, educator and filmmaker with a passion for illuminating the stories of the underrepresented. On-camera credits include The Chi, Chicago PD; films Long Ride Home, Olympia, Noise and Color, Every 21 Seconds, and Holding On; as well as multiple national commercials for brands including Hyundai, Liberty Mutual, Ford, and AT&T. Voice-over credits include Pepsi Co. McDonald’s, Comcast, Walmart, and Dunkin' Donuts. Charles is a company member with TimeLine Theatre Company where he appeared in Kill Move Paradise (Jeff nomination for Best Ensemble, BTAA nomination for Best Ensemble) Paradise Blue (BTAA nomination for Best Featured Actor) and My Kind of Town (BTAA nomination for Best Actor) for which Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune named him one of 2012s “Hot New Faces to Watch”. Other Chicago theatre credits include His Shadow (Jeff nomination for Best Actor) at 16th Street Theatre; Objects in the Mirror, Stop.Reset.(us), and Buzzer(us) at Goodman Theatre; How Long Will I Cry at Steppenwolf Theatre; Macbeth and Othello at The Suitcase Shakespeare Company; The Great Fire(us) at Lookingglass Theatre Company and Spectacle Lunatique at Redmoon Theater. Charles received his BFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University, and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association. In addition to his work on stage and in front of the camera, Charles is an on-camera acting professor at DePaul University, a faculty member at The Acting Studio Chicago, as well as a teaching artist at TimeLine Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and Goodman Theatre. Charles sits on the Associate Producer board at the Gene Siskel Film Center and is an advisory board member of Creative Cypher.

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Sadieh Rifai

Ramona Quimby,
by Beverly Cleary
Favorite
Childhood
Story:

Favorite Childhood Story:

Ramona Quimby, by Beverly Cleary

Sadieh is an ensemble member at A Red Orchid Theatre where she performed in Do You Feel Anger?, An Evening at The Talk House and Grey House. Her credits include, Short Shakes Macbeth, the world premiere of The Humans (Jeff Award nomination for Best Ensemble) at American Theatre Company along with The Amish Project, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (co-production with About Face Theatre) Columbinus and Speech and Debate (After Dark Award for Outstanding Performance). Other Chicago credits include Support Group for Men and Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre), Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf First Look).

Film credits include The Wise Kids, Nate and Margaret and Olympia. Television credits include Chicago Med, Netflix’s Easy, CBS' The Red Line and Amazon's Patriot in which she plays the recurring role of Mahtma El-Mashad. You can catch her on Apple TV’s Ripple Effect as the recurring role of Lakshmi Awad.

Sadieh is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf and received the Princess Grace Award in 2011. 

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Sanja Manakoski

The Goat's Ears of the Emperor Trojan 
 by
Vuk Karadžić
Favorite
Childhood
Story:

Favorite Childhood Story:

The Goat's Ears of the Emperor Trojan by Vuk Karadžić

Sanja Manakoski is a Chicago based costume designer. She is originally from Serbia, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Costume and Fashion Design from University of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade, and her Master of Fine Arts in Stage Design from Northwestern University. 

Recently, Sanja won the 2019 Michael Merritt Award for the best professional theatre design exhibit. In 2018, she was featured in American Theatre Magazine in the "Roll Call Series; 6 Theatre Workers You Should Know." Sanja’s designs have been seen internationally and across the United States in theatres such as the Writers Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Gift Theatre, Teatro Vista Theatre, Western Stage Theatre, Music Theatre Works, and others.

In addition to her theatre accomplishments, Sanja is also recognized as a fashion designer and educator. She was one of the judges for the 2018 Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence in Chicago. Furthermore, she is the co-creator of the fashion label KLASA, which received many prestigious awards such as the ELLE Fashion Award. Her costume designs and illustrations have also been exhibited internationally. For example, her up cycle multifunctional costume design received the ULUPUDS design award in Belgrade and was exhibited in the Theatre Festival Prague Quadrennial 2015. Sanja is also teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University for theatre design at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 

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Heather Chrisler

Narrator and Illustrator  -The Frog Prince

Winnie
the 

Pooh,
by A.A. 
Milne
Favorite
Childhood
Story:

Favorite Childhood Story:

Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne

​Heather Chrisler is a Chicago-based actor and writer. She has received Jeff-Award nominations for her work in theatre. She has been seen at Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, and A Red Orchid Theatre among others. She has appeared on Chicago PD on NBC, and received Best Actress with the MLC Awards for her work in independent film. In 2018 she was commissioned by her artistic home, First Folio Theatre, to write an adaptation of Little Women. While the premiere production of Little Women had to be postponed only a week from its first audience due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, it has since been featured on the 2020 Kilroy's List of plays, has received a reading from One-Off Productions in Iowa, and a digital production out of Ohio University. Chrisler is also the writer and creator of the children's podcast and audio adventure Don't Stop for Monkeys.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Charín Álvarez

La Llorona  
by
Rodolfo
Anaya

Favorite Childhood Story:

La Llorona, by Rodolfo Anaya

Charin Alvarez’ theatre credits include: “I am not your perfect Mexican daughter”, “La Ruta” , “ Infidel”, “Ordinary Yearning”, “Fermi”@Steppenwolf Theatre “Lettie”, “Mojada”, “Oedipus El Rey”, “Anna in the Tropics”, “A Park in the House”  at Victory Gardens Theatre; the Scene” @ Writer’s theatre; “2666”,  “Pedro Paramo”, “El Nogalar”, “Dollhouse” & “Electricidad”at Goodman Theatre; “ In the time of the Butterflies”, “Our Lady of the Underpass”,  “I put the fear of Mexico in ‘em”, “Dreamlandia”, “Another Part of the House”w/Teatro Vista; “Water by the Spoonful” at Court Theatre;  “Work of Art” at Chicago Dramatist Theatre; “The Clean House”  w/ Remy Bumppo Theatre; “What We Once Felt” w/About Face Theatre; “Kita & Fernanda” w/16th Street theatre;  “Esperanza Rising” w/Chicago Children’s Theatre;   “Two Sisters and a Piano” at Apple Tree Theatre; Generic Latina w/Teatro Luna; “La Casa de Bernarda Alba” w/Aguijon Theatre.

 

Film/TV credits include:   “Easy”; “Shameless”; “Chicago Fire”; “Mob Doctor”; “Boss”; “Chicago Code”; “Approach Alone”; “Rooftop Wars”; “Arc of a Bird”; “Were the World Mine”;  “Chicago Overcoat”; “First and Only Lesson”; “Dogwalker”; “Rogers Park”; “Olympia: Manual on how to live your life”, “Signature Move”; “En Algun Lugar”; “Princess Cyd”; “Single File”; “Teacher”; “Hala”,  “Saint Frances”

Favorite
Childhood
Story:
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Kevin Douglas

Miss Nelson
is Missing

by Harry
Allard

Favorite Childhood Story:

Miss Nelson is Missing, by Harry Allard

Kevin attended The Theatre School at DePaul University where he received his B.F.A in Acting. After graduating Kevin took sketch comedy classes at Second City in Chicago. He was one half of the sketch comedy group kevINda.  kevINda performed in festivals such as the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, NBC Sketch Comedy Showdown and the Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago.

 

Kevin is also a member of the Regional Tony Award winning company, Lookingglass Theatre.  His play Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure had its World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre Company.  Thaddeus and Slocum garnered Kevin a BTAA (Black Theatre Alliance Award) for best writing of a play. Kevin Douglas’ play Plantation!, directed by David Schwimmer, had its world premiere at Lookingglass Theatre Company. Kevin also has a commission with Oregon Shakespeare Festival which will intersect comedy and transmedia.

 

He co-writes and performs with his better half in a webseries on YouTube and IG titled The Tam and Kevin Show. He co-wrote a film titled Call Center which premiered at the Black Harvest Film Festival and the Urban Media Makers Film Festival in Atlanta.

Favorite
Childhood
Story:
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Emjoy Gavino

Pan de Sal
Saves the Day

by Norma
Olizon-Chikiamco

I Am Enough
by Grace Byers

Favorite Childhood Stories:

Pan de Sal Saves the Day, by Norma Olizan-Chikiamco

I Am Enough, by Grace Byers

Emjoy Gavino has been a casting director for American Theatre Company, the Hypocrites, Theatre on the Lake, Victory Gardens Theatre and The Gift Theatre where she is also an associate artistic director. Chicago Acting Credits include Animal Farm, You Got Older, The Drunken City (Steppenwolf Theatre) Do You Feel Anger? (A Red Orchid); Kentucky (The Gift); Vietgone (Writers); Bull in a China Shop (AboutFace); You on the Moors Now (The Hypocrites); Realish Housewives (Second City); Failure: A Love Story (Victory Gardens); Electra (Court); Working (Broadway Playhouse); Act(s) of God (Lookingglass); …Neo-Futurist Christmas Carol (The Neo-Futurists). Regional acting Credits: Repertory Actors Theatre, ACT, Village Theatre, Court Theatre at The Getty Villa and Studio Theatre.  Upcoming: A Christmas Carol (The Guthrie Theatre) Television: The Exorcist, Mob Doctor, Chicago Fire/Med. Emjoy is a 3Arts Make a Wave grantee, a 2020 3Arts awardee,  and the founder of The Chicago Inclusion Project.

Favorite
Childhood
Stories:
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Tamberla Perry

Rumplestiltskin,
Cinderella,

by The Brothers
Grimm


Oh, the Places
You Will Go,

By Dr. Seuss

Favorite Childhood Stories:

Rumplestiltskin and Cinderella, by The Brothers Grimm

Oh, The Places You Will Go, by Dr. Seuss

Tamberla Perry was born and raised on the South side of Chicago and attended Luther South High School.  She went on to attend The University of Rochester, in Rochester New York for undergraduate school.  Upon graduating, Tamberla came back to Chicago and began her career in corporate America, while taking pre-requisite classes for medical school entry in the evenings.  But her heart and soul were being pulled in a different direction. She had dabbled in an acting class while in New York, and even though she did not get the EASY A she thought she would get, she certainly enjoyed the thrill of becoming someone else.  She was invited to audition for a sketch and improv group at Second City in Chicago..  While she was not cast, another group took notice of her and she became a member of the group "Soul Fools" for a number of years.  It was then that she was cured of the medical school bug, but instead, caught the acting one.  She hasn't turned back since.  

 

Tamberla has been seen on many stages in Chicago including but not limited to: Lookingglass Theatre  (Plantation, Black Diamond, Fedra:Queen of Haiti, Icarus).   Marie Antoinette, Hushabye, The North Plan, Brothers/Sisters Plays (Steppenwolf Theatre); By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Race (Goodman Theatre); In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play (Victory Gardens Theatre); Bulrusher (Congo Square Theatre) Eclipsed (Northlight Theatre); Blaxploitation: You know How we Do! Blaxploitation:The Remix (MPAACT) Regionally: Piano Lesson (Portland Stage Theatre) Bus Stop (Madison Repertory Theatre) Barbecue (The Public Theatre, New York)  TV credits include: Boss, Crisis, The Jamz (Netflix) Madame Secretary, APB  (Fox) and Bosch (Amazon) How to Get Away With Murder,Dare Me, Suits, The Good Fight, The Good Lord Bird. Tamberla also has a sketch comedy web series that she produces alongside her husband. Check out the Tam and Kevin show and follow us on YouTube or Instagram @tamandkevinshow and @tamberlaperry.

Favorite
Childhood
Stories:
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Kelli Simpkins

The
Velveteen
Rabbit

by 
Margery
Williams

 

Favorite Childhood Story:

The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams

Kelli Simpkins (she/they) is a theater, film, and television artist whose career has spanned thirty years. They are dedicated to telling stories often excluded from the mainstream that focus on class, queerness, disenfranchisement, and ‘the other.’ They are a company member of Tectonic Theater Project and are one of the original creators/dramaturges/performers of The Laramie Project. Kelli appears in the HBO film of the same name, for which she and fellow company members share a Humanitas Prize and an Emmy nomination.

Kelli co-wrote, directed, and devised an original play for Western Michigan University called Good Death, which was performed at the Kennedy Center’s Region III American College Theatre Festival. After living and working in New York, Kelli relocated to Chicago, where they’ve performed at Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, American Theater Company, Timeline Theater, Victory Gardens Theatre, and About Face Theater, where they are also an artistic associate. They have simultaneously spent numerous years developing, collaborating on, and performing award-winning, socially-engaged, interview-based documentary projects, including The People’s Temple and Spill.

Kelli’s TV and film credits include Work in Progress, Rounding, 100 Days to Live, Slice, Proven Innocent, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD, Patriot, Betrayal, A League of Their Own, Law & Order: C.I., and Chasing Amy. Kelli is a contributing writer to the book MOMENT WORK—Tectonic Theater Project’s Process of Devising Theater. She is also a teaching artist and educator who has led training labs throughout the country. She is a proud recipient of the 2013 3Arts Award. Kelli is represented by Gray Talent Group and managed by Jodi Schoenbrun Carter at 1022m Management.

Favorite
Childhood
Story:
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Indigo Smith

Illustrator - The Golden Goose

The Three
Robbers,


by Tomi
Ungerer

Favorite Childhood Stories:

The Three Robbers, by Tomi Ungerer

Hello, my name is Indigo Smith. I go by she/they pronouns. I'm seventeen years old, come from a big family, and ever since I was a child people have called me artsy and eccentric. Truly I didn’t discover the arts until around the fourth grade. As I got older I delved further into the arts. I began drawing, sketching and painting. Art is my biggest outlet and means of expression. I love the way I can share myself and relate with others while letting them project their own feelings and opinions onto things I create. When I was young something that caught my eye involving art was illustrated storytelling. I watched several different storytelling programs like Book Of Virtues and Sammy’s Story Shop . They brought me so much joy and taught me lessons I use today. One of my favorite stories is The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer but if I could choose my role in a fairytale I'd be a fairy because I wish to be as mystical and helpful as they are.

Favorite
Childhood
Story:
 
 
 
 
 
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Eliya Torres

Favorite
Childhood
Story:
The
Epic
Ramayan


by Valmiki



 

Favorite Childhood Stories:

The Epic Ramayan, by Valmiki

Eliya (she/her) is a 17 year old digital animator and character designer. Currently, she is a Senior at Disney II Magnet Highschool and looks forward to an animation program for college. She also takes an animation course at Gallery 37. She is committed to Depaul University’s BFA animation program. Living in Chicago has opened up a big hub for her art and she takes inspiration from the people around her. She looks at people's movements and how it can often show their behavior/personality. She tries to showcase the complexity of human beings in her characters, not simply being a hero or a villain but a person. She hopes in one day creating an animated movie or show that people can feel connected to.

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Nicole Sandu

Illustrator -  Yo Soy El Anna

Favorite
Childhood
Story:
Owl Babies

by
Martin
Waddel

Favorite Childhood Story:

Owl Babies by Martin Waddel

Nicole (she/they) is a seventeen-year-old artist in Chicago. She grew up surrounded by music and art: playing guitar ever since she was small and drawing when she found the paper to do so (her poor mother was subjected to many highlighter “paintings”). They started at Marwen in middle school and experimented with a variety of mediums. They tried charcoal, pottery, colored pencils, sewing, before eventually finding their way to blackroom photography. With the pandemic keeping everyone inside and limiting her access to a darkroom, she went on to pick up the digital art medium. They enjoy all of these art forms and the variety of methods she has at her fingertips to show her creative expression and freedom. Nowadays, Nicole pursues STEM at school and looks for connections to their love of the arts. She hopes to one day go on a roadtrip across the country to admire and photograph the stunning views nature has to offer

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Mario Anaya

Favorite
Childhood
Story:
Pinnochio

by Carlo
Colludi

Favorite Childhood Stories:

Pinnochio, by Carlo Colludi

(Him/He) I am 17 years old and currently in my Senior Year of High School (12th Grade). My Art experiences that I have worked with and still work with are digital, drawing, painting and photography. I like to create cartoony fiction art because it allows me to be creative with my art and have fun with it!  I believe that reading Children stories is important because it allows people to be inspired while reading to create art with a big imagination.

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James Vincent Meredith

Narrator -  The Golden Goose

Favorite Childhood 
Story:
The Last Kids
on Earth


by Max Brallier

Favorite Childhood Stories:

The Last Kids on Earth, by Max Brallier

James Vincent Meredith has been a part of the Chicago acting community for over two decades, The list of theaters he’s worked at over the years includes Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Court, Writers and Steppenwolf, where he joined the ensemble in 2007. Broadway credits include Superior Donuts (Music Box) and Book of Mormon (O’Neill and 3 years National Tour). Recent film credits include Knives and Skin, Princess Cyd, Killing Eleanor, and Widows. Recent television includes FBI (CBS), Chicago Med, Chicago Fire (NBC), and Fargo (FX).

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Esteban Andres Cruz

Favorite Childhood 
Story
The Wizard
of Oz,

by Frank Baum

Favorite Childhood Story:

The Wizard of Oz, by Frank Baum

Born in Berwyn and raised in neighboring Cicero, IL; Esteban first started Performing on stage at age 5.  They were raised watching football and playing baseball, for they had 4 brothers and a very proud, athletic and macho Puerto Rican father.   It was very difficult, because they were the only girlie boi they had over known. Treated like a boy by most, and all lil Estie ever wanted to do was dance, dance. 

Dancing would happen at big family gatherings; salsa, merengue and steppin.  But ballet was a non starter.  They performed in high school plays & musicals at Morton East and West.  Esteban joined the Ballet Folklorico ensemble and learned the traditional dances of Mexico all throughout high school.  Later, at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign they studied and performed the Puerto Rican folkloric dances; Bomba and Plena as well as many other cultural dances from all of Latino America. 

In 2018, Esteban was awarded the prestigious Theatre Communications Group's Fox Actor Fellowship.  This annual prize is awarded to  an actor with exceptional merit and helps nurture their pursuit as an artist and advance their careers.  Through the Fellowship, Esteban traveled to Puerto Rico in 2018 and volunteered for 3 months in Yabucoa and Humacao, building roofs after Hurricane Maria.  They also conducted interviews of their family in Chicago, Texas, New York, Mexico and Puerto Rico-chronicling the Mexi-Rican diaspora.  This pilgrimage was also documented in journals, video interviews and will be used later for a solo piece about the history of Chicanos and Puerto Ricans in the U.S., what contributions they have made, why they matter and how they are beautiful, entitled: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria: The History of the U.S. Through The Eyes of a Cross-Eyed, Queer Mexi-Rican. The show will be produced at16th Street Theater-where they are an Artist In Residence, as well as Associate Artist.  16th Street is Esteban's Fox Fellow host theater and one of their artistic homes.  In LA, Esteban is an emeritus company member with Sacred Fools Theatre and in NY part of the extended family of the LAB.  

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Elenna Sindler

Favorite Childhood 
Story:
Aesop's 
The Tortoise 
and the Hare

Favorite Childhood Story:

The Tortoise and the Hare, Aesop's Fables

Born and raised in the Chicago area, is a performer-composer of experimental classical and pop music. As a contemporary classical vocalist, she has performed works by composers Kaija Saariaho, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, and Caroline Shaw, among others. She has worked with opera director Joachim Schamberger and conductors Donald Nally (The Crossing), Stephen Alltop, Michael Lewanski (Dal Niente) and Matilda Hoffman (UC Davis). In 2019, she also had the opportunity to sing in the world premiere of Hannah Selin's "Six Narratives" with the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra. Most recently, she released an experimental-pop EP with chamber ensemble Hasco Duo titled Lullaby Baby, available on all streaming platforms.

 

With a love and background in theater, she has written music for multiple theater projects, including A Red Orchid Theatre's, Killing Game by Eugene Ionesco and Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson Greenberg. In 2019, she developed a vacuum cleaner opera installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) with absurdist director, Dado, for the Storefront Project. She also has collaborated on multiple film projects, most recently writing music for a short film directed by Jess McLeod called The Admiral, for Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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The Grimmster

Host - Grimmagination

Favorite Childhood
Story:
Anything by
The Brothers
Grimm

The Grimmster is honored to be your host.

 

Since 1812 he has been protecting the Grimm's Fairy Tales for a day like today.

 

He is a (friendly)monster when it comes to the love of literacy, reading and exciting storytelling.

 

Every time you enjoy a story from Grimmagination you make a flower grow out of his head!

 

How's that for creative inspiration?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Shelia Morales

Favorite
Childhood
Story:
Little Red
Riding Hood


by
The Brothers
Grimm


 

Favorite Childhood Story:

Little Red Riding Hood,  by The Brothers Grimm

 

Sheila Morales (she/her)
I’m a 17 year old Puerto Rican illustrator! I’ve been drawing for 5 years and been serious about art since then. My work involves a lot of creativity and imagination. I love characters and storytelling, I’m drawn to anything with personality and style. I hope to become an even better illustrator in the future, building my own stories and creating characters.

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Mari Marroquin

Favorite
Childhood
Story:
Charlotte's Web
by
E.B. White


 

Favorite Childhood Story:

Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White

Mari Marroquin is a Chicago based actor and full time voice talent for Interactions Corporation.  She currently lives in the suburbs of Chicago and is a mom to an amazing 9 year old little girl and is so excited to be working on this incredible project.

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Yuri Lane

Composer - The Golden Goose

Favorite
Childhood
Story:
James and
the Giant
Peach


by Roald Dahl



 

Favorite Childhood Story:

James and the Giant Peach,  by Roald Dahl

 

Yuri Basho Lane is an actor and human beatbox living in Chicago since 2003.   Yuri has been performing his critically acclaimed solo beatbox shows around the world, including From Tel Aviv to Ramallah, a Beatbox Journey. Yuri became a internet sensation with his ability to beatbox and play harmonica at the same time garnering over 20 millon views on You Tube.

Yuri is excited to provide a beatbox harmonica soundtrack for the Grimm Fairy Tale's Golden Goose! 

 

Yuri has released albums and mixtapes and you can check them out on Apple, Spotify, and SoundCloud.  yurilane.com. @yurilane  #beatboxharmonicaman

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Marilyn Hernandez

Favorite Childhood 
Story:
The Giving Tree,
Shel Silverstein

Favorite Childhood Story:

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

Hello, my name is Marilyn Hernandez and I’m a 17 year old artist who lives on the West Side of Chicago and is of Mexican descent. I am currently a senior at Josephinum Academy and a student at Marwen. My work mostly consists of pop art, pop culture, social justice issues, and anything that inspires me. I primarily work with acrylic paint and use bold/bright colors to try to make my work stand out. Experimenting with other mediums is a thing I usually do to expand my art skills and also because I like learning new things! I believe that art is a great way of expressing your personality and beliefs and that it can also have the power to shape the world around us. As a kid I would always read lots of books to expand my imagination. Now I create art by using my imagination. You can find me on Instagram @marilynz.works!

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Jasmine Grimm

Favorite Childhood 
Story :
Winnie the Pooh,
By AA Milne

Favorite Childhood Story:

Winnie the Pooh  by AA Milne