Anatole Odolant moved across the world from Paris to Chicago only two weeks before launching into this production! In France, he attended the Les cours Florent acting school. Favorite past roles include Cesario/Viola in Twelfth Night directed by Bruno Blairet, and Kim/Lars in Festen under the direction of Cecile Charbit and Laura Bolgheri.
Heidi Buyck (Barbra)
Heidi Buyck is so excited to make her Shakespeare on Clark debut! She recently graduated from North Central College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a minor in Dance. North Central credits include: Taming of the Shrew (Baptista), Float (Char), Threepenny Opera (Jenny), and Kiss Me Kate! (Lilly Vanessi/Kate). She was also thrilled to perform in the ensemble of Chicago Shakespeare Theater's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Ali Bailey (Karen)
Ali Bailey is fairly new to Chicagoland theatre. She recently worked with Chicago Kids Company in their first annual haunted house in Rosemont, Il. Currently, she is also working on recording a demo for the Chicago world of voiceover. Ali is thrilled to be working with this Twelfth Night cast for her first Chicago theatre appearance!
Lynn Homeier (Judy)
Lynn is very excited to be involved in her first production with Shakespeare on Clark! This has been the year of playing Stage Managers for Lynn; she played Bunny the Stage Manager gone crazy last January in Theater Undreground's production of Doubling Thomason. Lynn has appeared on stage and off in several productions at Greenman Theater in Elmhurst, IL as well as for the Chicago Park District. When not on stage she works as a receptionist and lives in the lovely town of Woodstock, IL.
Dan Stompor (Harry)
Dan Stompor is excited to perform onstage with Twelfth Night of the Living Dead. He has acted in several shows with a variety of companies. His work has been recognized by the Illinois High School Association and the Illinois High School Theatre Association. He is currently filming a modern adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, and will be attending his first semester at Northwestern University in the fall.
Megan Tennis (Helen)
Megan Tennis is a sophomore Acting major at ISU. She has been involved in theater since the young age of ten and is thrilled to continue her passion into her adult years. Previous roles include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Harriet in an adaption of Jane Austin’s Emma, and Katrina Van Tassel in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, to name a few. This is Megan’s first production with Shakespeare on Clark and she is thrilled to be a part of such a fantastic cast and crew. When she is not acting, Megan enjoys writing, watching horror movies and slaying zombies.
Mark Begovich (The Stranger)
Mark Begovich is happy to be returning to the stage with Twelfth Night of the Living Dead. He has directed numerous shows with a variety of schools and the Lincoln Square Theatre Company. His work has been recognized by the Illinois Theatre Association, Illinois High School Association, and his original play CyraNose was named the best play of the year for young audiences by London's Fringe Report. He served on the Board of Directors for the Eclipse Theatre Company. He dedicates his work to his students who always inspire him to be better, because "it is all about the work".