HISTORY

We are three women with one common goal: making groundbreaking theatre that our world really needs right now. There's no doubt that representation is a huge topic in the world of theatre, and we want in on the discussion. Our main focus is on the stories of female-identifying people: women in poverty, women of color, immigrant women, survivors of abuse, and every identifying woman in between. 

Equally important to our mission, is our continued effort to make theatre accessible to everyone in the community. Everyone should have access to the experience of seeing a live production. We will strive to provide reasonable ticket prices, and partner with a different charity every production.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble is to authentically represent the lives of the underrepresented, while striving to make theatre more accessible to our community.

THEENSEMBLE

ASHLEY GREENWOOD

Founding Member

Ashley is thrilled to be a part of the creation of Wayward Sister's Theatre Ensemble. Ashley graduated from Ball State University in 2017, where she earned a BFA in Acting. Theatre credits include, The Water Children at the Cuckoo's Theater Project, Sacrelige: A Nativity Story at the Annoyance Theatre, Alias Grace at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, and Barbecue Apocalypse at The Cuckoo's Theater Project. Ashley hopes that this new, ensemble-based theatre company encourages artists in Chicago to create new work. She hopes that each production will reach for understanding, celebrate the diverseness of humanity in all its forms, and cultivate light through the sharing of story, struggle, joy, and simplicity.

EMILY KIPP

Artistic Director

Emily is beyond thrilled to be working with such amazing people on this incredible journey. In 2017 she graduated from Ball State University with a degree in directing. Previous directing credits and accomplishments includeSacrilege:  A Nativity Story, Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy, Speech and Debate, and the honor of being a national finalist in the SDC competition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Theatre can change the world one person at a time, but in order to do so we have to honor everyone's stories. We hope that Wayward Sisters can begin to tell those stories that have yet to be given a voice.

MAGGIE WANECKE

Managing Director

Maggie is tickled pink to be a part of the Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble. In 2017, she graduated from Ball State University with a Theatre Studies Degree and a Communications Minor. Maggie has most recently worked with Black Ensemble Theatre in theirPlays with a Purpose series. She has also graduated from the Conservatory at Second City, and the improv program at iO. Inclusivity, empowerment, hope, and inspiration for a better, brighter future are just some of the things Maggie is excited to bring to the audiences who attend Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble's productions. Maggie hopes that Wayward Sisters can be a light, an escape, and a safe place for any person who needs it.

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