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GEOFF CALLAWAY

Geoff has been a working actor for the past thirty years, playing a variety of roles in big cities and exotic locations. When he is not acting, he is frequently busy directing, writing and consulting for stage and screen productions. For the last twelve years, teaching at the college level has been of great interest, and has allowed Geoff to explore and experiment with theory and application.  A member of Actor’s Equity Association since the mid-90’s, Geoff had his own production company—Apocrypha Productions—in Chicago, where he was also the Artistic Director of the Bell & Dragon Theatre Co. He left Chicago to teach in the St. Louis area and branched out to directing here, in Colorado and in Los Angeles. He is an Artistic Associate with Triumvirate Films, (L.A.), and most recently he became one of the founding members of Bankside Repertory Theatre Company where he writes, performs and serves as the Producing Director.Geoff has had extensive training in performance: Northwestern University, Second City Conservatory, American Conservatory Theatre, and the Shakespeare Institute. He has worked with such companies as the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Court Theatre, New American Theatre, the Organic Theatre, Ivanhoe Theatre, Drury Lane Water Tower, Coronet Theatre and the Halsted Theatre Center all in the Chicago area. Abroad, he has been a company member of the Tavistock Repertory Company (London) and the Shakespeare Institute Players (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK). He teaches professional, private workshops in Shakespeare in Performance, Improvisation-Short and Long Form, Solo Performance/Storytelling, Public Speaking and Mask Technique. Geoff is proud to be associated with Bankside Rep, and looks forward to many happy and successful shows with the company.

THE ENSEMBLE

GEOFF CALLAWAY

Geoff has been a working actor for the past thirty years, playing a variety of roles in big cities and exotic locations. When he is not acting, he is frequently busy directing, writing and consulting for stage and screen productions. For the last twelve years, teaching at the college level has been of great interest, and has allowed Geoff to explore and experiment with theory and application.  A member of Actor’s Equity Association since the mid-90’s, Geoff had his own production company—Apocrypha Productions—in Chicago, where he was also the Artistic Director of the Bell & Dragon Theatre Co. He left Chicago to teach in the St. Louis area and branched out to directing here, in Colorado and in Los Angeles. He is an Artistic Associate with Triumvirate Films, (L.A.), and most recently he became one of the founding members of Bankside Repertory Theatre Company where he writes, performs and serves as the Producing Director.Geoff has had extensive training in performance: Northwestern University, Second City Conservatory, American Conservatory Theatre, and the Shakespeare Institute. He has worked with such companies as the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Court Theatre, New American Theatre, the Organic Theatre, Ivanhoe Theatre, Drury Lane Water Tower, Coronet Theatre and the Halsted Theatre Center all in the Chicago area. Abroad, he has been a company member of the Tavistock Repertory Company (London) and the Shakespeare Institute Players (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK). He teaches professional, private workshops in Shakespeare in Performance, Improvisation-Short and Long Form, Solo Performance/Storytelling, Public Speaking and Mask Technique. Geoff is proud to be associated with Bankside Rep, and looks forward to many happy and successful shows with the company.

GEOFF CALLAWAY

GEOFF CALLAWAY

GEOFF CALLAWAY

THE ENSEMBLE

Geoff has been a working actor for the past thirty years, playing a variety of roles in big cities and exotic locations. For most of last year he was in East Asia, performing in Japan, and directing his own adaptation of The Merry Wives of Windsor for the EDP Acting Company in South Korea, was one of the offerings at the Seoul Shakespeare Festival and last summer at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival. Before moving to the St. Louis area, Geoff was based in Chicago for many years working far and wide in theatre, film and voice-over projects. In England, Geoff spent a season in London with the Tavistock Repertory Company, and while in graduate school he did several roles with the Shakespeare Institute players in Stratford-upon-Avon. An Artistic Associate with Triumvirate Pictures in Los Angeles, Geoff was the Dramaturg and Fight Director for the indie movie H4, and choreographed the fights for Steve Marvel’s LA production of Macbeth at the Lillian Theatre. In Chicago and the Midwest region, Geoff has appeared with the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Court Theatre, Absolute Theatre Company, and the Organic Theatre. As one of the founding members of Bankside Repertory Theatre Company, Geoff looks forward to many happy and successful shows with the company.

GEOFF CALLAWAY

Sue Ellen began acting professionally during her early teen years and started her training at Carnegie Mellon University, playing Odell in a musical theatre production of Swan Lake, later transferring to The Boston Conservatory for Acting, Dance and Music. She has played numerous roles on the stage ranging from Emma in Harold Pinters' Betrayal to Mary Poppins, primarily performing throughout the Central Florida region, Boston and the Mid West. Her resume also includes commercial and television work for PBS. After spending some time away raising children, she returned to the theatre world as a faculty member at Principia College, directing such plays as Measure for Measure, Zoo Story and Streetcar Named Desire. A founding member of Bankside Repertory Theatre Company, she has played Cynthia in Call Me Waldo, Kate Newton in Who Am I This Time? and directed several of the one-act plays presented as Hidden in This Picture and Other Stories. She also directed Miss Julie in season two, and was honored to direct Deanna Jent's beautiful and moving play Falling in the spring of 2018.

SUE ELLEN COUGHTRY

Caleb has worked backstage and on stage for many years in Missouri, Connecticut and Hawaii, and recently received his M.A. in Theatre from Fontbonne University. He appeared as the Stage Manager in Our Town and Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing as a staff member at Principia College in Illinois. Caleb also wrote and performed the music for their production of Shakespeare’s Pericles and was the assistant director for Measure for Measure. His original play, Prometheus' Dream, was chosen by First Run Theatre to be produced here in St Louis in January 2017. For Bankside, he has played Lee/Waldo in Call Me Waldo, Scrooge's nephew Fred in A Dickens of a Tale, and Craig in Hidden in This Picture. He also directed Love Letters, Who Am I This Time?,  Eurydice, and It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. 

CALEB KING

John has worked in professional and academic theatre for the past 20 years. John has worked with numerous companies in the Pacific Northwest including two seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he appeared in Cyrano de Bergerac, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew and On the Razzle.  John also toured with the OSF School Visit Program, playing Hamlet, among other roles. Some of John's favorite acting credits include the one man show I Am My Own Wife, James in Time Stands Still, Harry in The Understudy, Fr. Flynn in Doubt, Hal in Proof, the title role in Macbeth, Einstein in Picasso at Lapin Agile, and Jack Absolute in The Rivals. John taught acting, directing and stage combat at the University of Wyoming for five years, and is currently an Associate Professor of Theatre at Principia College. He is proud to be a member of Actor’s Equity Association and a recommended Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. Most recently, John performed the American premiere of British playwright Justin Butcher's one-man play The Devil's Passion, which was featured at the 2018 St Louis Fringe Festival.

JOHN J. O'HAGAN

Chrissy's early work was in Chicago as an actor, director, and teacher.  Acting credits include work with such companies as Chicago Shakespeare as Lady Macbeth and Marina in Pericles, Wisdom Bridge in Kabuki Medea, Absolute Theatre in The Three Musketeers, Ivanhoe Theatre in Ivanhoe, as well as theatre for young audiences and children's theatre.  She performed two seasons with the Iowa Shakespeare Festival in Twelfth Night, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth.  More recently she was back in Chicago in the Moving Dock Theatre production of a new play, The Anton Chekhov Book Club. Chrissy has an MA from The Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. She is a Designated Linklater Teacher of voice for actors, and she teaches acting, voice, and directs at Principia College in Elsah. At Bankside Rep she has been seen in Call Me Waldo, A DIckens of a Tale, Love Letters, Who Am I This Time?, and several one act plays. Last season, she portrayed Tami in Deanna Jent's Falling. This past fall, she was featured in our joint production with Insight Theatre's Silent Sky

CHRISSY CALKINS STEELE

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