ROUTE

ALEXANDRA SHIELD

Alexandra Shields' (Playwright) plays have been produced at 13th Street Repertory, American Theater Company’s Bridge Program, and Mudlark Theater. Alexandra’s play, Twelve, won first place in the Jackie White National Memorial Playwriting Contest. Her play, Route, was a finalist for the 2019 Woodward/Newman Drama Award. Her pilot, Habsburg, placed as a semifinalist in the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition, as a quarterfinalist in the Screencraft Fellowship, and as a semifinalist in the Screencraft Pilot Competition. Her pilot, Fool’s Gold, placed as a semifinalist in the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition and as a quarterfinalist in the Screencraft Comedy Competition. Her short screenplay, Is It You, was selected for the Los Angeles Script, Television, and Film Festival; was an award winner for the 13horror.com Film and Screenplay Contest; was a finalist in the Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition; a semi-finalist in the Shortcut 100; and selected for the Indie Horror Suspense Sci-Fi Film Festival. In her free time, Alexandra writes a Survivor (the tv show) blog for Inside Survivor. Alexandra is represented by Amy Wagner at A3 Artists Agency.

LIZ FISHER

Liz Fisher (Director) is an interdisciplinary theatermaker based in Austin. Her directing work frequently explores applications of mixed realities, immersive theatre strategies, and game mechanics in new play development and reimaginings of classic texts for companies and academic institutions like Fusebox Festival, Pittsburgh Public, Penfold Theatre, Women's Theatre Festival, Mary Baldwin University, and the University of Texas at Austin. She has been a featured speaker at SXSW Interactive and other conferences and organizations on her work in building audience engagement via integrations of network technology and live performance. She works as a technology consultant and creative director, helping organizations like Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies design and implement performance platforms. She is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award in Theatre, the Kennedy Center's Stage Directors and Choreographers National Directing Award, and a fellowship to the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Currently, she is the Artistic Director of Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's THE MAD ONES Lab and the Program Coordinator for Shakespeare at Winedale. SDC Associate Member. MFA: Texas State University. www.lizfisher.net

CAPRI GEHRED-O'CONNELL

Capri Gehred-O’Connell (Georgia) is a Chicago-based actress and singer. She is a company member for Theatre L’Acadie. Recent credits include Clare (u/s) in Theatre L’Acadie’s production of Tennessee Williams' The Two Character Play and Isabella in Measure for Measure put on by Any Other Name Company. She is so delighted to be working with Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble and especially honored to be portraying the role of Georgia.

ELIZA KANG

Eliza Kang (Jade) is excited to be reading for Jade in The Sisterhood Series! She recently graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University studying Theatre with a minor in Political Science. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she has lived in Paraguay, Brazil, and the US, and is currently located in Chicago, IL. She would like to thank her sisters for teaching her all she knows about family and sisterhood.

RILEY ANN TAYLOR

Rylie Ann Taylor (Scarlet)  is a Chicago-based actor and a recent theatre graduate of North Central College. With a passion for being a part of new play development, Rylie was most recently seen understudying multiple tracks in last year’s Young Playwrights’ Festival through Pegasus Theatre, and also had the opportunity to understudy the leading role in the premiere of the new play, “Strange Heart Beating”, produced with Cloudgate Theatre. Her favorite role so far was her portrayal of Puck in NCC’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Rylie is honored to be creating alongside the women of the Sisterhood Series in order to bring theatre safely to people’s homes until in-person theatre is back and better than ever. Enjoy!

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