Marissa is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Selected credits: Writers Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Silk Road Rising, Court Theatre, Urban Stages, La mama Experimental Theatre Company, New York International Fringe Festival and more. TV: Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice. Written plays and film: Yellow Dress: a solo show, (un)DOCUMENTED: a play, Yellow Dress - a short film. MFA University of Washington in Seattle.
Kristen Johnson is a director and actor from West Texas, now working in Chicago by way of Minnesota. Her credits include: the world premier of Night Safariby Tracy Letts, The Gift Theatre’s TEN Festival, Vaclav Havel’s Protestfor Haven Theatre, Steep Theatre (Bobbie Clearly), Gift Theatre (Grapes of Wrath, A Long Arduous Journey), Route 66 Theatre (The Downpour), Rasaka Theatre/Victory Gardens (A Nice Indian Boy), Redtwist Theatre (Look Back in Anger), Step Up Productions (Christmas Armaments), Broken Nose Theatre (Options), Commission Theatre (Clearing), No Passport Festival (Archipelago), and Sankofa Theatre (American Beauty Shop,Fifth Planet) among others. Kristen is a graduate of Carleton College, School at Steppenwolf, NTI, and BADA. She is a recipient of the Director’s Haven Fellowship, winner of the Ann Goodson Weiner Award in Dramatic Arts, and semi-finalist for the Directors Inclusion Initiative at Victory Gardens.