The Artists of IVP 2013
(Henry) Paul is an ensemble member of the Piven Theatre and has appeared in many productions there including King Lear, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Book of Days, Mad Forest, Our Country's Good, Great Expectations, and American Voices. Other Chicago credits include Life is a Dream and The Night Season (Vitalist Theatre both under the direction of Liz Carlin-Metz), The Night of the Iguana, The Seagull and A Few Good Men (Raven Theatre), In Times of War (Stage Left), Opus (Redtwist), Flare Path (Griffin Theatre) and The Farnsworth Invention (Timeline Theatre - 2010 Jeff Award winner, Best Production). Paul was also recently seen on the Fox Television drama The Chicago Code.
Vanessa was most recently seen as Countess Skriczevinsky in Griffin Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Terence Rattigan's Flare Path. Other notable works include Spring Awakening (Griffin Theatre), Vitalist Theatre's Life is a Dream (Jeff Nom-Best Supporting Actress) Vitalist Theatre's Chicago premiere of The Night Season (Jeff Award-Best Supporting Actress) Constance in Griffin Theatre's The Constant Wife (Jeff Award-Actress in a Principal Role) and Jenny in The Hypocrite's production of The Threepenny Opera. She has worked with numerous other Chicago area companies including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Porchlight, Eclipse, Live Bait, City Lit and Noble Fool. Vanessa is an adjunct faculty member of and earned her BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University.
Meghan Reardon originally hails from the state of Kansas, but has been happy to call Chicago her home for nearly five years. She is a company member at Red Tape Theatre, where she has performed in The Elephant's Graveyard, The Gingerbread House, Church/Pullman WA, Obscura, The Love of the Nightingale and will next be seen in Young Jean Lee's Lear. She has worked with Vitalist, Collaboraction, The Building Stage, Signal Ensemble, Redmoon, Chicago Dramatists, and many more. She is a proud graduate of Knox College and is represented by Paonessa Talent.
Anne Sheridan Smith
(Jenny) Anne is proud to be a part of IVP's 4th season in a premiere of this Canadian gem. Anne appeared last fall in a Midwest premier of Pool, (no water) with Vitalist Theatre and was most recently seen a world premier of a new comedy by Jon Steinhagen, Successors, with Signal Ensemble. Other appearances include: Assassins in the 2012 Chicago Humanities Festival, A Catered Affair (Porchlight), Mae West in Dirty Blonde (BoHo), Yvette Pottier in Mother Courage (Vitalist Theatre), Abigail Adams 1776 Jeff Award for Best Musical Production (Signal Ensemble), The Good Soul of Szechuan (Strawdog), Rose Stopnick u/s in Caroline, Or Change (Court Theatre). Anne is a member of Foiled Again, a vocal trio with Rob Lindley, Allison Bazarko and Doug Peck on piano.