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Heather Klar

Heather Klar

Heather Klar is the Firework Theater resident costume designer. She’s been with us from the beginning, creating the look for just about everything we’ve ever done. She’s also a fashion designer!

Ben Cikanek

Ben Cikanek

Ben Cikanek is a playwright and a founding member and co-Artistic Director of Firework Theater, a company he formed with creative partner, Mike Klar in 2003 (previously known as Kids with Guns.) Cikanek authored The Night Carter was Bad (59E59 Theaters) andĀ Conference Room A (The Red Room). He isĀ an alumnus of Northern Illinois University and […]

Mike Klar

Mike Klar

Mike Klar is a director and a founding member and co-Artistic Director of Firework Theater, a company he founded with creative partner, Ben Cikanek in 2003 (previously known as Kids with Guns.) Directing credits include Wolves (59E59 Theaters), The Night Carter was Bad (59E59 Theaters), An Octopus Love Story (Center Stage), and Conference Room A […]

Josh Tyson

Josh Tyson

Josh Tyson is an actor/director and a founding member of the company. He directed the 2012 reading production of Utility Monster

Delaney Britt Brewer

Britt-Brewer

Delaney Britt Brewer wrote The Death of a Diplomat, Wolves and An Octopus Love Story.

Michael Cyril Creighton

Michael Cyril Creighton

Michael Cyril Creighton originated the role of ALEX in An Octopus Love Story.

Andrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson originated the role of MR. GARDENER in An Octopus Love Story.

Jenny Greer

Jenny Greer

Jenny Greer originated the role of TOSH in An Octopus Love Story and originated the role of SPRING in Spring and Jake.

Kelli Holsopple

Kelli Holsopple

Kelli Holsopple originated the role of JANE in An Octopus Love Story.

Eric Kuehnemann

Eric Kuehnemann

Eric Kuehnemann originated the role of MARC in An Octopus Love Story.