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Karissa Murrell Myers BIO

Karissa Murrell Myers is a Hapa American theatre artist based in Chicago, where she works as an actor, playwright, producer, and casting director. As a playwright, her work has been developed and/or produced at Strawdog Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, American Blues Theatre, The Gift Theatre, Silk Road Rising, Our Perspective: Asian American Plays, and Bramble Theatre Company, where she serves as Artistic Director and Co-Founder. Her stage acting credits include working at Court Theatre, Remy Bumppo, Goodman Theatre, The House Theatre of Chicago, and Renaissance Theaterworks. Television work includes Chicago Med, Chicago PD, The Big Leap, Exorcist, and Electric Dreams. She is the resident Casting Director for Strawdog, and works as freelance casting director and consultant for various theatre companies around the US. In 2020, she was featured as one of the American Theatre Magazine’s “Theatre Workers You Should Know” for her work in casting. MFA in Performance from University of Hawaii, BA in Directing and Acting from Boise State University, and proud graduate of The School at Steppenwolf 2019. More at www.kmurrellmyers.com

Karissa Murrell Myers News

Br!NK! NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Returns for Its Tenth Year In May

Renaissance Theaterworks presents the tenth annual Br!NK! New Play Festival on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, 2024, at the Baumgartner Center for Dance.
Bramble Theatre Company To Host Q&A With Playwright Spencer Huffman In April

Join Bramble Theatre Company for a Q&A with Playwright Spencer Huffman on April 18. Learn about his upcoming world premiere production, Evil Perfect, and his experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Budapest.
Bramble Theatre Company to Host Industry Open House in April

Join Bramble Theatre Company for their Industry Open House on April 8, showcasing their new home, The Bramble Arts Loft. Meet the team, tour the space, and engage in discussions about the future of American Theatre.
Bramble Theatre Company Will Host Community Open House In April

Bramble Theatre Company has announced a Community Open House on Saturday, April 6 for The Bramble Arts Loft located on the second floor of the historic Capital Garage building at 5545 N. Clark St.
Bramble Theatre Company Reveals April Opening Events For The Bramble Arts Loft 

Bramble Theatre Company has announced April opening events for The Bramble Arts Loft located on the second floor of the historic Capital Garage building at 5545 N. Clark St. Learn more about the upcoming events here!
Strawdog Announces Cast of HERSHEL & THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS

Strawdog announces the cast of 'Hershel & the Hanukkah Goblins,' a musical adaptation of Eric Kimmel's beloved book. The show runs from December 3-23, 2023, at the Chicago Loop Synagogue. Tickets are free but require advance registration.
Avalanche Theatre to Present NEXT DRAFT SERIES: Workshop Readings of Two New Plays in Development

Explore two new plays in development by Chicago playwrights at Avalanche Theatre's Next Draft Series. Join us for workshop readings and get a sneak peek at the innovative works shaping the Chicago theatre scene. Reserve your pay-what-you-can tickets now.
Free Production of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE to be Presented in Six Chicago Parks This Summer

For its tenth annual summer production of free Shakespeare in Chicago’s parks (one each year since 2012, except for the pandemic years of 2020-2021), Midsommer Flight will perform the romantic and fantastical adventure CYMBELINE.
PlayGround-Chicago Concludes Season 1 In-Person With Best Of PlayGround-Chicago Gala

Playwright incubator PlayGround-Chicago celebrates the best writers and short works from its inaugural season and its first in-person performance at the BEST OF PLAYGROUND-CHICAGO GALA.
Nominations for 2023 Jeff Awards for Non-Equity Theater Announced; See the Full List!

Kicking off the new year, the Joseph Jefferson Awards announced its nominations for theater excellence among Non-Equity theater. See the full list!
Avalanche Theatre Announces THE NEXT DRAFT SERIES Featuring Three Works By Chicago Playwrights

Avalanche Theatre Artistic Director Alexander Utz has announced the Next Draft Series, a new play incubator for Chicago playwrights. In line with Avalanche Theatre's mission to foster the development of new plays and playwrights in the Chicago theatre community, the Next Draft Series will feature workshop readings of three plays by Chicago playwrights.
Photos: First Look at HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS at Strawdog Theatre

Get a first look at Strawdog Theatre Company's holiday family favorite Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, returning for its fifth year.
Strawdog Theatre's HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS is Coming to The Edge Off-Broadway Theater

Strawdog Theatre Company is launching its 35th season with its holiday family favorite Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, returning for its fifth year. Based on the award-winning book by Eric Kimmel, Hershel is adapted by ensemble member Michael Dailey, with music and lyrics by Jacob Combs, direction by Hannah Todd.
Strawdog Theatre's HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS Returns in December

Strawdog Theatre Company, Chicago's newest free theater, is pleased to launch its 35th season with its holiday family favorite Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, returning for its fifth year.
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Fall 2022 Programming Featuring the FRESH PRODUCE FESTIVAL & More

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has announced its 2022 Fall line-up including the return of the Fresh Produce Festival: A Celebration of New Plays by Women; and the World Premiere of A Mile in the Dark by Emily Schwend, directed by RTE member Georgette Verdin, in a co-production with Interrobang Theatre Project.
Broken Nose Theatre Presents BECHDEL FEST 9: NEXT LEVEL At The Den Theatre

Broken Nose Theatre will present Bechdel Fest 9: Next Level, the company's annual festival of new short plays featuring an ensemble of femme, female-identifying, non-binary, trans and queer actors talking about things other than men.
Cast and Crew Announced for A MIDSOMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Presented by Midsommer Flight

Full cast and crew have been announced for Midsommer Flight’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, to be performed free in five Chicago Parks District parks from July 15 – August 21. The company’s Founding Artistic Director Beth Wolf (she/her/hers), will direct the magical play.
Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of ON THE GREENBELT at Strawdog Theatre Company

Strawdog Theatre Company, Chicago’s newest free theater, has returned this spring with the world premiere of On The Greenbelt, playing April 22 – May 28, 2022 at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave. in Chicago. 
Strawdog Theatre Company Shifts To Free Theater Model

Strawdog Theatre Company announced today it has shifted to a Free Theater Model, offering free admission to all of its productions. The move, guided by the company's mission toward equity, anti-racism and inclusion, allows Strawdog to continue serving current patrons while expanding its audience to include lower-income individuals and increase accessibility within the Chicago theater community itself. Advance reservations will be required.
Strawdog Theatre Presents ON THE GREENBELT in April

A semi-finalist for the 2021 Blue Ink Playwright Awards, On The Greenbelt is a serio-comic play that jumps between past and the present, written by ensemble member Karissa Murrell Myers* and directed by Jonathan Berry.

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