Curtis M. Jackson (assistant director)
Curtis is delighted to be a part of INCOMPLETE CONVERSATIONS! A native of Milwaukee, Curtis holds a BA in Theatre from Columbia College Chicago & an MFA from Point Park University. Curtis is a Co-Founder & Company Member of Silent Theatre Company. He has taught Theatre Foundations & Collaborative Art at Columbia College Chicago & Point Park University, and is the first recipient of The Artist of Excellence Award from Hartford Avenue School's Alumni Association. Theatrical credits include the US Premiere of Harper Regan (Steep Theatre), and the world premieres of LULU, A Charlie Chaplin Christmas & Noir (Silent Theatre). Other credits include Carter's Way & A Separate Peace (Steppenwolf), ONAJE (FringeNYC), Phedre (PPU), School Night (Ensemble Theatre) and the National Tour of Letters Home (Griffin Theatre). TV & Film credits include Amazon’s ELECTRIC DREAMS, NBC’s Chicago Med, FOX’s hit series EMPIRE, Carjacked, EUGENIE, Ceebu Jen, Saddam's Lions and the soon to be released BLACKSITE: The Musical. Curtis has also performed in Live Your Best Life appearing opposite Oprah.
Michael McKeogh (violence designer:
Michael is very excited to be working with Silent Theatre Company as a stage violence designer. Other Chicago theatre credits include: Charles Wilcox in Howard’s End at Remy Bumppo; Beau Coutier in Southern Gothic at Windy City Playhouse (Equity Jeff Nomination for Best Ensemble); Judge Moses in Skin of Our Teeth at Remy Bumppo; Dr. Jack Murry in A Wrinkle in Time at Lifeline Theatre; Eddie in Pocatello at Griffin Theatre (Non-Equity Jeff Nomination for Best Actor); Frankie Wild in The White Road at Irish Theatre of Chicago ; Hamlet in Hamlet at Oak Park Festival Theatre; Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in The Killer Angels at Lifeline Theatre (Non-equity Jeff Nomination for Best Ensemble); Dmitri in Concerning Strange Devices From the Distant West at TimeLine Theatre; Dr. Greenberg inFreshly Fallen Snow at Chicago Dramatists. In 2014, Michael co-hosted The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s holiday show Welcome Yule! Michael is an ensemble member with Lifeline Theatre and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Mary Patchell (stage manager):
Mary is thrilled to be working with Silent Theatre Company again. As an alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Directing program, it is such a delight to be working with old classmates and friends. She’s been producing, directing, stage managing, and designing for the past two decades. Favorite credits include her work with Silent Theatre (Nosferatu), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Mary-Arrchie Theatre, Wayward Productions, Nothing Without a Company, The Neapolitans, and Maryland Ensemble Theatre.
Evan Sierminski (music director):
Evan has been a member of Silent Theatre for over a decade and is a graduate of Columbia College. Previous Silent Theatre acting highlights include “The Seven Secret Plays of Madame Caprice”, “Nosferatu”, and both productions of “A Christmas Carol”. Evan has also acted with The Hypocrites, ExPats Theatre, Caffeine Theatre, and Oak Park Festival Theatre. Evan is also a musician. He was previously a member of the band Faster Panda, currently plays with The Berteau Trippers, and is working on his debut solo album. Evan is thankful for his family, his friends, this play, rock’n’roll, and you.
Tonika Todorova (production manager):
Tonika Todorova is a co-founding member and the current Artistic Director of Silent Theatre. She graduated with a BA in Directing from Columbia College and has written and directed over a dozen original and adapted works for STC. She uses the self-imposed title of Adventure Architect as she likes to crete immersive experiences of all genres and combined performance elements in search of understanding the human condition.
Nell Voss (writer, director)
A co-founding member of Silent Theatre Company, Nell is a filmmaker, director and a writer of plays, screenplays, novels and short stories (both as herself and as a ghost). She makes her return to theatrical directing with Incomplete Conversations and, after a few years exclusively focussed on writing the blueprints of stories, she couldn’t be more delighted to pick up a hammer and help build the house.