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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

Candace Thompson

Candace Thompson, aka Candace Thaxton, aka kandeetee

Candace Thompson originated the role of OLIVIA in our 2012 reading production of The Death of a Diplomat

Emily Vitrano

Emily Vitrano

Emily Vitrano played the role of RENEE in the 2006 productions of The Blue Martini.

John Peery

John Peery

John Peery played the role of STEVE in our 2012 reading production of Fat Cat Killers