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Bandera, Texas is a beautifully written play by Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend that dives into relationships, motherhood, and the struggles of moving. For more information about the cast, and production team please check out our digital program below.

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Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend is so excited to be part of Work-Shopping Women’s Voices! “Bandera, Texas” was also chosen this year to take part in the Women’s Theatre Alliance’s New Play Development Workshop, which culminates with a showcase in July. Lisa’s full-length farce, “The Shady Lady: A Robust Blend of Privilege, Influence, and White Collar Crime,” (cowritten with Kara Poe Atnip) was slated to be part of the St. Sebastian Players’ 2020/2021 season, before the coronavirus threw a wrench into everything. Lisa has a BFA in Film from NYU, is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and is Secretary of the Board of Arts For All, an NYC-based arts outreach nonprofit which she helped found while in college (



Catie Councell (Liz) would like to thank the Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble for having her join their 2nd annual Work-Shopping Women's Voices. She is grateful to Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend for sharing Bandera, Texas and the character of Liz with her. Catie has a M.F.A in Theatre Arts- Acting from the University of Iowa. She is represented by NV Talent. You can follow her work at



Susie Griffith (Genevieve) is thrilled to have her first opportunity to work with WaywardSisters and this talented cast. Most recently, she appeared as Nancy Earl in City Lit’s Voice of Good Hope, at Chicago Shakespeare in the National Theatre’s production of An Inspector Calls, and as Karen Daniel in That Night with Erasing the Distance. She has worked with numerous Chicago theaters, such as Court, Remy Bumppo, Silk Road, Timeline, Stage Left and Steep, among others. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, and has trained at The School at Steppenwolf, Black Box Acting and Vagabond School of the Arts. She is represented by Lily’s Talent. Thanks to my cherished network of supportive family and friends!



Richard Kallus (Dan) is so excited to be working with Wayward Sisters! He originally hails from West Orange, New Jersey (Wo town is better than yo-town). He moved to Chicago to study comedy and be with his then girlfriend, now wife, not necessarily in that order. Richard has graduated from The Annoyance Theater,The Second City, and iO theater training programs. He performs regularly at Comedy Sportz as part of their Minor League, at the iO theater on the Harold Team, Nectar, at the Second City as part of their house team program, Twisty. Richard wants to thank his family for being supportive of him and wants to thank the two best people in his life- his wife Dori and his daughter Maya- who bring him joy and happiness.



Kelly Levander (Mary) is happy to join with Wayward Sisters on their production of Banderas, TX. Kelly has been acting in theater and film for over twenty years. The diverse theater and film community in Chicago brought Kelly and her husband here in 2010 where she has since had the opportunity to work with many different theaters including Strawdog, Akvavit, Jackalope, Three Crows, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Provision Theater, Spartan Theatre and Muse of Fire. Kelly is currently an artistic collaborator with the Agency Theater Collective as well as the newly formed Yellow Rose Theater. When not on stage, you can find her working behind the scenes directing, producing and marketing for many storefront theaters. Prior to relocating to Chicago, Kelly performed around the country with Virginia Stage Company (LORT), NYCFringe and A. D. Players to name a few. Kelly received her MFA in Acting in 2009.



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