core team

Aly Easton is a Fulbright Scholar & EMC candidate from Los Angeles. Previous acting credits include The Rover, Ring Round the Moon (The Theatre School), Tribes (Chance Theatre), Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Titus Andronicus (Ophelia's Jump), The Threepenny Opera (A Noise Within). Aly is passionate about creating inclusive & accessible theatre. Most recently, she directed Romeo & Juliet: An ASL Love Story. 

Ben Raanan is a disabled director, educator, and advocate from Chicago, Illinois. Much of his artistic focus is centralized around telling honest stories about those with disabilities and mental illness. Through the medium of theatre, Ben’s mission is to create art WITH, FOR, and ABOUT those who are differently abled. Favorite directing credits include: FallingKing OedipusI & You (The Theatre School at DePaul University) Antigone: Born Against, EleemosynaryBob: A Life in Five Acts (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati) Mockingbird (Falcon Theatre.)

​Brandon Brooks is a Minneapolis-based actor, singer, musician, and writer. Select regional credits include Theater Latte Da, the History Theatre, and over 10 productions at the Tony Award-winning Children's Theatre Company, including the world premiere of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical (Rodrick), in association with Fox Stage Productions. Select Theatre School credits include Kodachrome, Other Desert Cities, Twelfth Night, and The Rover. Brandon is also a staff blogger at Twinkie Town, an online baseball community.

Claire Hayes is a BFA 2 theatre arts major from Denver, CO. She is beyond thankful that she was able to work with this inspiring team on this unique project. She is once again reminded of the unity and compassion that can be achieved by caring, goofy, and talented artists. 

Faith Hart is a director and teaching artist originally from Dallas, Texas. She is a third-year student at The Theatre School at DePaul University, majoring in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Directing and minoring in Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies. Selected Theatre School credits include Elektra (Director/Playwright), Mud (Assistant Director), and Nothing Human Is Alien to Me (Director/Co-Playwright). She was also the assistant director of Choupette at Prop Thtr/Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She is incredibly grateful for this team's resilience and love, which made for a truly impactful and educational experience. 

Gilly Caulo is an actor and writer from New Hampshire now based in Chicago who received his BA from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Past Theatre School credits include Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch), Go, Dog. Go! (Yellow Dog), Ring Round the Moon (Joshua), and Fur (Michael). Previous professional credits include A Few Good Men (The Gallery Players) and Sherlock! (The Peterborough Players).

Isabelle Muthiah is originally from Los Angeles, California. She is an alum of the British American Drama Academy in association with the Yale School of Drama and a 2020 BFA Graduate from The Theater School at DePaul University. While at DePaul, she has appeared in Come Back Little Sheba, Jeff and the Dead Girl, She Kills Monsters, Under Milkwood, Like it, and Dog Sees God. Isabelle wrote and directed an adaptation of J.D. Salinger’s “Just Before The War With The Eskimos” for DePaul University in 2019. Isabelle is represented by Gray Talent Group.

Jesi Mullins is an actor, singer, dialect coach, and teaching artist. NYC credits include: Elephant Man, Our Bar. Regional: Hair, Lend Me a Tenor, The Comedy of Errors, Fiddler on the Roof. DePaul: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Ring Round the Moon, A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds, Kin. 

Julie Gester (pronounced Jester) is an actress, writer, and visual artist from Austin, Texas. Much like her hometown, she is eclectic and passionate for the environmental sustainability. Prior to training at The Theatre School, Julie produced and starred in the one-woman-show, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Select Theatre School credits include KodaChrome (the Photographer), Oedipus (Tiresias), Jane of the Jungle (Joanne/ Nicolette's Mom), Personal Library (Megan) and The Rover (Florinda). She is sad to have taken Curious Incident the play off her resume, but is so grateful to be a part of the Curious Experience. 

Kathy Logelin is so proud to be working on this project, having been the Dialect Coach of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime'. Professional Chicago coaching credits include Marriott Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Windy City Playhouse, Porchlight Music Theatre, Theo Unique, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Raven Theatre, Steep Theatre and A Red Orchid Theatre. Regional credits include Clarence Brown Theatre, The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and TheatreSquared. 

Matt Wade was reared in the beautiful Wasatch mountains of Utah Ex-Mormon. After graduating with his B.A. in Cinema Production, he had the opportunity to travel the world for seven years while filming and taking photographs for countless production companies worldwide. While at DePaul he has appeared in Henry Vl (Warwick), A Dybbuk (Azriel), Robert Ickes Oresteia (Agamemnon)- US Premiere, Ring Round The Moon (Messerchman), and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Film credits include Nick (lead) in The Climb, Gabriel (lead) in Western Sunrise and Matt (lead) in Bunch of Fatties. He is interested in sharing humanity and caring for mother earth. IG @mattwadefilms

Mary Kate O'Gara is a visual artist and dramaturg based in Chicago.  Proudly hailing from Belleville, IL, Mary Kate will be graduating this June with a BFA in Dramaturgy/Criticism and a minor in Studio Art.  Previous dramaturgical work at TTS includes Growing Up Blue, 26 Miles, Water By The Spoonful, and The Model Play.

Nour Zuaiter is a rising Theatre Arts BFA 3 at The Theatre School with a concentration in directing. In her time at DePaul, Nour has worked as an AD on three projects including Love and Information and God of Carnage. Next winter Nour will be in production for her fourth show at the Theatre School, WT2 As You Like It.  Although not vastly skilled in the visual arts, Nour found a lot of joy in creating these nifty videos. 

Simone is an actor/filmmaker born in Lima, Peru and raised in Dallas, Texas. Recent Theatre School credits include The Fantasticks, an all Latinx reading of The River Bride, and Polaroid Stories. Other credits include a workshop performance of Graffiti Kings at Stage 773. Simone is also a member of the iO comedy network group Reel People, Not Actors. Other than acting, Simone is passionate about inclusion in media. Simone believes that art and media need to reflect the current society when it comes to queer, poc, and atypical

Guest artists

Michelle Lopez-Rios

Sparky the Cat

Jeff Mills