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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) 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 […]

David F. Chapman

David F. Chapman

David F. Chapman is set to direct our upcoming world premiere production of Anna Moench’s The Pillow Book. He has previously worked with Anna on her plays Halo/Titanic (as part of the TS Eliot Exchange at the Old Vic in London) and In Quietness (a reading for EST’s Youngblood.) Read more about David on his […]

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 […]

Julie Fitzpatrick

Julie Fitzpatrick

Julie Fitzpatrick is set to originate the role of DEB in Anna Moench’s The Pillow Book. Julie also originated the role of SASHA in the Kids with Guns production of Delaney Britt Brewer’s Wolves in 2010.

Eric Bryant

Eric Bryant

Eric Bryant originated the role of JOHN in Anna Moench’s The Pillow Book.

Vanessa Wasche

Vanessa Wasche

Vanessa Wasche originated the role of DEBORAH in Anna Moench’s The Pillow Book.

Jessica Jolly

Jessica Jolly

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