Love,Ben Love, Emma

Love, Ben Love, Emma, written by Emmy Award Winner Lynn Rogoff. This play explores a vital part of Chicago's history, and centers around the legendary Emma Goldman, and her relationship with Dr. Ben Reitman. For more information about the cast, and production team please check out our digital program below.

Playwright

LYNN ROGOFF

Lynn Rogoff   has been in the forefront of the confluence of media with groundbreaking film, television, multimedia content, games and theatre. Her work has been influential in introducing American history, social causes and culture in a number of mediums. Rogoff works as a media  writer, director, producer and professor. She has her MFA in Theatre Directing, from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

 

For more information on Lynn, please refer to our digital program above. 

ANDREW BOSWORTH

Andrew Bosworth recently arrived in Chicago and is getting to know the Wayward Sisters for the first time. When shows can begin again, he hopes to resume understudying Middle Passage (Lifeline) and Cloud 9 (Eclipse), and to finally begin rehearsals for Puffs (Otherworld). He received his MFA from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training in Sarasota, FL. With two other Asolo alumni he has just begun establishing a Chicago Studio for the Demidov Organic Acting Technique, and is in the early stages of becoming one of the first handful of people in the world (with colleagues from Boston, London, and Athens) certified to teach the approach.

Visit - http://andrewbosworth.weebly.com

Cast

EMILY CHANG

Emily Chang is excited to work with Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble on the reading for Love Ben, Love Emma. She is a Chicago native and a junior at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing a BFA in Acting. Regional credits include Domesticated (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Othello and Into the Woods (Texas Shakespeare Festival) and Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Favorite roles include Sara Crewe in A Little Princess, Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Ruth in Tribes. She is thankful to the Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble for the opportunity to support their mission. She is grateful to her family and friends for their continuous support.

JOHN DREA

John Drea made his Wayward Sisters Debut. Chicago: Whose Body? (Lifeline); New York: OneIronaut (Outer Loop). Film/TV work includes Ashley Green, Storm Stories, and The Shadows. John will be studying at the School at Steppenwolf in Summer 2021.

All my love to my best pal, Jayde.

Represented by Big Mouth Talent

KARALINE FELLER

Karaline Feller is thrilled to be making her debut with Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble! She is an Indiana native and lives and works in Carmel, IN trying to keep the arts alive and thriving through her job at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre where she is the Digital Platforms Manager and dialect coach. Karaline graduated with a BFA in Acting from Ball State University in 2015. Some of her previous credits include It Shoulda’ Been You (Jenny), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble), The Norwegians (Betty), The Skriker (Skriker), Stop Kiss (Callie), Extremities (Marjorie), among others. Karaline is so grateful to Emily, Maggie, Gardy, Lynn, and everyone at Wayward Sisters for the opportunity to share such a wonderful story and to keep making art during such an uncertain time.

RAY GLEAVES

Ray Gleaves is a Nashville, TN native. He received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and is ecstatic to take part in telling this story. Some of his favorite roles include Jim Conley (Parade), Male Ensemble (Hairspray), and Movement Ensemble (Anna in the Tropics). He would like to thank the cast and crew for making this such a wonderful experience! He would also like to thank his friends and family for their constant love and support. As well as a special thank you to his parents for always telling him, “Put your mind to it, and you can do or be anything!” Instagram: @rayantoniog

RICHARD KALLUS

Richard Kallus is so excited to be working with the Wayward Sisters again! 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 Second City as part of their house team program, Twisty, and formerly at the iO theater (RIP) on the Harold Team, Nectar. 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.

TALIA LANGMAN

Talia Langman is thrilled to be working with Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble. In Chicago, she has had the opportunity to perform with Silk Road Rising, Organic Theater Company, Strawdog Theatre Company, City Lit Theater Company, Theatre-Hikes, and The Agency Theater. Originally from Seattle, WA., Talia received her BA in Biology from Brandeis University and an MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College. Talia is represented by Actors Talent Group.

SAMANTHA VOSMAER

Samantha Vosmaer has a B.A. in theatre from Loyola University (go ramblers!) and has been an actor/producer in the Chicagoland area for the last ten years. While current conditions keep her off the stage you can still catch her in monthly readings with "The Quarantine Queens" (check us out on Facebook!) or in The Women's Theatre Alliance new play festival recordings available on their facebook page. She is excited to be joining Wayward Sisters in this crazy time. She is represented in Chicago by DeSanti Talent Agency.

KHAYIL WILLIAMS

Khayil Williams is an Actor/Writer from Chicago. He's played Danny in the film Life Taken Not Loss, a short film called Hold and he appeared in Chicago Fire as a hospital visitor.

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