is thrilled to be making her debut at the Kitchen Theatre and to work with the ever-inspiring Bevin O’Gara on remounting this exciting piece of theatre. She is an actress in Chicago and a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf. Aila was most recently seen in Montana Shakespeare in the Parks this summer touringMacbeth (Lady Macbeth) and George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell (Mrs. Clandon). Chicago credits include: Miss Bennet (Northlight Theatre): 1984 (Steppenwolf Theatre), The Royal Society of Antarctica (Gift Theatre); Brahman/i: A One Hijra Stand Up Show (About Face & Silk Road Rising); The Lark (Promethean Ensemble); Julius Caesar (Babes with Blades). Boston credits: The Who & The What (Huntington Theatre), Brahman/i: a One Hijra Stand up Show (CompanyOne); Yerma (Huntington Theatre), Dancing is a Sin (Huntington Theatre Egyptian Playwright Festival). Aila received her B.F.A. in Acting from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is represented by Gray Talent.
THOM DUNN ('J' & Sound Designer)
is a writer, musician, and new media artist. As a performer, he was recently seen as The Bassist in the Boston premiere of We're Gonna Dieby Young Jean Lee, and the lead guitarist in Boston's premiere all-male Lady Gaga cover band. His plays have been read or performed from New York to Hollywood to Valdez, Alaska, and he's also published fiction, comic books, and poetry with Quirk Books, Tor/Macmillan, Asimov's magazine, Crossed Genres publishing, and more. A graduate of the Clarion Writer’s Workshop at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Thom is currently a staff writer for The New York Times' Wirecutter and a regular contributor to Upworthy, Huffington Post, and more. He enjoys mythophysics, robots and whiskey, and Oxford commas, and firmly believes that Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing is the single greatest atrocity ever committed against mankind. thomdunn.net
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