Artistic DirectorRead Halena Kays Bio
Halena Kays (Artistic Director) is the artistic director of The Hypocrites where she both performs and directs. She is the co-founder and former artistic director of Barrel of Monkeys where she created and directed the majority of their public performances. She is a founding member of the newly formed artistic collaborative, The Ruffians, and directed their recent hit production of Burning Bluebeard. She is a UT-Austin and Northwestern grad, former member of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care unit, Co-artistic Curator for Theater on the Lake and a teacher at The University of Chicago. Halena is an Artistic Associate with the Neo-Futurists were she directed 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Burning Bluebeard, co-created and directed Daredevils and Daredevils Hamlet and the sight specific extravaganza, Fake Lake. Halena is equally proud to have worked with many other respectable and disreputable theater companies in Chicago over the years. Halena has been nominated for a Jefferson Citation for Best Supporting Actress and Best Direction, named one of the top 50 “players” in Chicago theater by NewCity, and received a signed letter from Mr. Rogers saying she was “special” in 1978. She also recently made an awesome kid named Ripley Rose who can spin and fall down. www.halenakays.com
Managing Producer/DirectorRead Megan Wildebour Bio
Megan Wildebour (Managing Director) is fortunate to be a Hypocrite and work with all these lovely, talented folks. Before moving to Chicago, she resided in New York City working with Lincoln Center Theater, Stuart Thompson Production, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, and LABrynith Theater Company in various capacities. Prior to that, she was in London working at the Royal Court and Old Vic Theatre. She has served as producer on several independent artistic endeavors and is a proud member of Old Vic New Voices. Feel free to contact her: email@example.com.
Founding Artistic DirectorRead Sean Graney Bio
Sean Graney has directed over 30 productions for The Hypocrites since 1997. He recently returned from a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2004 was a participant in the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors. He has won four Joseph Jefferson Citation awards for the Direction and Adaptation for Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, and Directing of Equus and Machinal. He has directed Edward II (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), The Hairy Ape (Eugene O’Neill Festival at Goodman Theatre), The Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Irma Vep and What the Butler Saw (Court Theatre), Yankee Tavern (Milwaukee Rep), The Elephant Man (Steppenwolf for Young Audiences). If you have any questions please feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Miranda AndersonRead Miranda Anderson Bio
Erin BarlowRead Erin Barlow Bio
Ryan BollettinoRead Ryan Bollettino Bio
Ryan Bollettino has been a member of The Hypocrites since 2001. Ryan has performed in numerous Hypocritical productions, including Machinal (Lover), Balm in Gilead (Tig), Leonce and Lena (Leonce), Death of a Salesman (Happy), The Bald Soprano (Fire Chief) , Woyczek (Doctor) and Coriolanus (Sicinius). Ryan has worked in Chicago with a plethora of other stalwart companies including A Red Orchid Theater (Abigail’s Party), Strawdog (R.U.R., Detective Story), Factory (Bustin’ Out of The Hell, Menage a Trailer), and The House (The Sparrow, Dave DaVinci Saves The Universe). He is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he studied theater and advanced social skills, and then made the logical progression to become a math teacher. Ryan currently works at George Washington High School teaching the youth of America the Pythagorean theorem and how to speak from their diaphragm.
Ryan BourqueRead Ryan Bourque Bio
Ryan Bourque is a Jeff Award Winning Fight Choreographer, and has worked with many storefront and Equity theaters, including such productions as, Leveling Up, Lord of the Flies, The Book Thief (Steppenwolf); Sweet Bird of Youth (The Goodman); Hit The Wall, The Earl, (The Inconvenience); Appropriate, Mojada, Oedipus El Rey, (Victory Gardens); Coriolanus, Romeo Juliet, Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses ( the Hypocrites) and Reverb (Redtwist). As an actor he has work on such productions as Cyrano De Bergerac (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Coriolanus, The Mikado, Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, The Pirates of Penzance, (The Hypocrites); The Earl (The Inconvenience); Cherrywood (Mary Arrchie). His fights in Romeo Juliet have been seen at A.R.T in Boston, and he has taken the production of The Pirates of Penzance to A.R.T in Boston, and the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. He is also a company member with The Inconvenience, and works as a freelance photographer, capturing Dance, Theatre, Music, and works regularly as a headshot photographer in town (kungfubicycle.wordpress.com).