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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) and Conference Room A (The Red Room). He is 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 […]

Anna Moench

Anna Moench

Anna Moench is the playwright behind The Pillow Book. Learn more about Anna by visiting her website and reading her recent interview with playwright Adam Szymkowicz. You can also check out this feature article in China Daily about Anna’s play Hunger which was part of The Public’s 2011 Spotlight Series. Anna is a member of […]

Kristen Harlow

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  Kristen Harlow originated the role of DEBORAH in our June 2011 workshop production of The Pillow Book.

Claire Gresham

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Claire Gresham originated the role of KAREN in our 2012 reading production of The Death of a Diplomat

Ben Beckley

Ben Beckley

Ben Beckley played the role of FELIX in our 2012 reading production of The Extinction of Felix Garden

Jessica Jolly

Jessica Jolly

Jessica is a dancer and longtime resident choreographer for Kids with Guns.