Cast and Staff Profiles

PRODUCTION STAFF —

Terry Boyle – Playwright

Oh What a Bloody Good Friday is Terry Boyle’s fourth play. Terry has taught Irish and English literature at Loyola Chicago since 2004.  All four of his plays have received readings at Loyola Chicago and at the International Comparative Drama Conference at Loyola Marymount Los Angeles. Terry is a film and theatre critic for the Irish American News in Chicago and a columnist for the Irish American News in Ohio. Terry has served on the board of ShawChicago and as an editor for the Chicago Quarterly. Oh What a Bloody Good Friday was a semi-finalist for the 2011 O’Neill National Playwright Competition.

Katie Miller (Director) worked as a director for a number of years with Theatre & Company in Ontario Canada where her directing credits included Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folly and Moliere’s Sganarelle. More recently she has been working with 2bitsofcake theatre in her native England; a company dedicated to producing new works and developing new audience.  Katie directed two new plays for 2bitsofcake last year; Bel Greenwood’s Lilies of the Valley and Alice’s Adventure. Katie has also worked as a member of the literary committee of the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival. As a playwright her adaptations of George MacDonald’s stories The Light Princess and Little Daylight have been produced in Canada and the United States. She was short listed last year for the Academy of Children’s Writers award and the Bridport Poetry Prize.  She first worked with Terry Boyle producing street theatre during the Troubles in Derry City.

Katie Klemme (Producer) has worked as a freelance producer/director/production stage manager in the Chicagoland area for the past decade.  Producing credits include four seasons with Pegasus Players for programs both local and international, and three seasons with Organic Theater Company, during which time the theater won a production award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays.  As director, she is a frequent collaborator with Serendipity Collective’s 2nd Story (a hybrid of storytelling and live music), most recently for Columbia College’s Fiction Week kickoff at Martyr’s.  As production stage manager, current projects include The Original Grease and The Amish Project, both at American Theater Company.  She is a BA in Theatre from Loyola University Chicago and a faculty member in the Department of Fine & Performing Arts.  She is also a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Christopher Kriz (Sound Design) works nationally as a composer and sound designer.  In Chicago, Chris has designed over 200 productions for companies including Northlight, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens and TimeLine.  Regional credits include the national tour of America Amerique (Jena Company) and the upcoming The Fall Of The House (Theatre Squared). Recent Chicago credits include Romeo and Juliet (First Folio), Around The World In 80 Days and Bad Dates (Fox Valley Rep), Educating Rita (Shattered Globe), Bug (Redtwist) and Open Systems (Goodman Theatre/WBEZ).  Upcoming productions include The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (Steppenwolf Theatre), Black Pearl Sings (Northlight Theatre), Cloud 9 (The Gift Theatre), The Count Of Monte Cristo (Lifeline Theatre) and Old Times (Strawdog Theatre). To hear more of his work, please visit www.christopherkriz.com

Helen Lattyak (Properties Designer) is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago. Helen has worked all over Chicago as a properties designer and as a stage manager and is a company member of TUTA Theatre Chicago.  She is also a member of the Actors Equity Association.

Kathy Logelin (Dialect Coach) is thrilled to be working on Oh, What a Bloody Good Friday.  Recent coaching credits include The Lion in Winter and Dracula with Idle Muse Theatre Co., The Homecoming and How to Disappear and Never Be Found with Mary-Arrchie Theatre, and The Importance of Being Earnest with Remy Bumppo. Kathy holds a B.S. in Acting from Illinois State University, and is a company member with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble.

Amy Prindle (Stage Manager) Is a recent graduate of Loyola University.  She is currently working in Chicago in the costume shop of Chicago Shakespeare, and as a freelance stage manager and stitcher/draper.  Amy has also done stage management and costume/wardrobe work with Teatro Luna, American Theater Company, and Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland.

CAST —

N’Jameh Camara (Mary) is currently a junior attending Loyola University. She recently finished the Jeff Award Recommended production of The Wiz at the Theater at the Center under the direction of Stacey Flaster. She also just finished participating in a play reading, Fortune 500, at the Palmer House Hilton, a conference celebrating the 25th Anniversary for the Association for Theater in Higher Education. Past credits also include Dabby Bryant in Our Country’s Good, Lil’ Inez in Hairspray, Ruthie/Mayor Maggie in Bat Boy, Annie/Six in Chicago.


Meg Harkins (Phyllis) graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2005 and from Act One Studios Conservatory in 2011. Most recent productions include 50 Plays by Joe Janes, Mike in the Woods by Liz Seidt, 1001 with Shade Murray, and Blood Wedding with Kimberly Senior.


Liz Hoffman (Siobhan) is an actor and writer with a BA in theater and in English from Loyola University Chicago. Last seen as Lizzie in The Rainmaker, Liz is the managing director of Project 891 Theatre Co. as well as an artistic associate with A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Co. She has also worked with a number of other Chicago theater companies over the years, including Tire Swing, Player’s Ring West, Speaking Ring, Ground Up, Rubicon, The Loop Players, and the Bailiwick Director’s Fest.  As a playwright, Liz won first place at the 2007 Women’s Theatre Alliance short playwriting competition, and she’s provided short plays for ARFTCo.

Christy Montesdeoca (Murray) is  graduate of Loyola University with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and in Spanish. Favorite roles include Christine in Miss Julie and Curly’s Wife in Of Mice and Men.

Jose Nateras (Director/God) is a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago’s Theatre Program. He has recently appeared in The Hobbit with The Theatre-hikes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story with Drury Lane Theatres, and A Son at the Front at Athenaeum Theatre.

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