Alum Catherine Miller is named Honoree for Windy City Times’ 20th Annual 30 under 30 awards

30 Under 30 Awards Ceremony, Polo Cafe and Catering, 6/26/2019.  CATHERINE MILLER (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ’14) is an honoree.

“Honorees are 30 years or under as of June 30, and have made substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas. Hundreds of people have been honored by the paper in the more than 10 years since the awards were established.”

“Catherine Miller is a queer non-binary casting director originally from San Diego, California. After Catherine came out, they realized the lack of representation on local stages of non-binary and trans individuals. They began advocating and educating theatre companies about breaking the binary in casting and make audition rooms safe spaces for all. Over the past two years, they’ve been invited to speak on panels and create workshops for Director’s Lab Chicago, The Theatre School at DePaul and Steppenwolf Theatre.

Catherine is a company member at First Floor Theater and most recently has cast for Raven Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, and Red Tape Theatre. They are a nominator for the Kilroy’s List and were featured on New City’s 2019 Players: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago. Catherine holds a BFA in Dramaturgy/Criticism from The Theatre School at DePaul. They also happen to be in the Fly Honey Show!

Did you know? When Catherine was ten, they won an all expense paid trip to Universal Studios Islands of Adventure by entering a contest at Target.”

 

Source: Windy City Times

 

Hooded or Being Black for Dummies at First Floor Theater

Hooded or Being Black for Dummies, First Floor Theatre, closes 11/17/2018. MIKAEL BURKE (MFA, Directing, ’18) directs. JALEN GILBERT (BFA, Acting, ’16), CAROLINE HENDRICKS (BFA, acting, ’18), JAYSON LEE (BFA, Acting, ’19), LAUREN PIZZI MONTGOMERY (MFA, Acting, ’11), CASEY MORRIS (MFA, Acting, ’15) are in the cast. MATTHEW LOLAR-JOHNSON (BFA, Acting, ’18) and GRACIE MEIER (BFA, Theatre Management, ’17) are understudies.  OWÉ PREYE ENGOBOR (BFA, Costume Design, ’18) is the costume designer, CATHERINE MILLER (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ’14) is the casting director, and JENNIFER WERNAU (BFA, Scene Design, ’18) is the properties designer.

 

First Floor Theater is a Chicago storefront theater in residence at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park.

Source: Season Seven — First Floor Theater

Refrigerator by First Floor Theater

Refrigerator, First Floor Theater at The Den, closes 6/9/2018. LUCAS BAISCH (BFA, Playwriting, ’14) wrote the play. KATRINA DION (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’14) is the dramaturg, AARYANNA GARISS (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’15) is the stage manager, JARED GOODING (BFA, Lighting Design, ’12) is the lighting designer, and CATHERINE MILLER (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ’17) is the casting director.

Source: Refrigerator — First Floor Theater

Another Jungle by Cloudgate Theatre

Another Jungle, Cloudgate Theatre, closes 4/29/2018. KRISTIN IDASZAK (BFA, Theatre Arts, ’09) is the playwright. CATHERINE MILLER (BFA, Dramaturgy/Criticism, ’14) is the assistant director. DOMINIC DiGIOVANNI (Staff) is the technical director, LILA GILBERT (BFA, Theatre Technology, ’18) is the production manager, JARED GOODING (BFA, Lighting Design, ’12) is the lighting designer, SHANE KELLY (Faculty) is the executive director of Cloudgate Theatre, and ANGELA McILVAIN (BFA, Scenic Design, ’17) is the scenic charge, props designer, and puppet designer.

Source: Cloudgate Theatre | Chicago | Upcoming Production | Another Jungle