Krampus! Cast

Jean E. Burr Jean E. Burr (Lauren) moved up to Chicago during the Polar Vortex of 2014 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with degrees in Film Studies and Japanese. Some of her favorite roles include Winifred (Once Upon a Mattress), Sally Brown (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Cassie Hack (Hack/Slash: Strange and Unbalanced), Margalo (Stuart Little: The Musical), Paulina (The Seagull) and Linda (Blood Brothers). You can also catch her burlesque persona, Harley Darling, performing with Gorilla Tango Burlesque, Vaudezilla and Plan 9. Love to her family, friends, Ghostlight Ensemble company members, her cat and Chippo. Check out her shtuff at www.jeaneburr.com.

Jean E. Burr

Jean E. Burr (Lauren) moved up to Chicago during the Polar Vortex of 2014 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with degrees in Film Studies and Japanese. Some of her favorite roles include Winifred (Once Upon a Mattress), Sally Brown (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Cassie Hack (Hack/Slash: Strange and Unbalanced), Margalo (Stuart Little: The Musical), Paulina (The Seagull) and Linda (Blood Brothers). You can also catch her burlesque persona, Harley Darling, performing with Gorilla Tango Burlesque, Vaudezilla and Plan 9. Love to her family, friends, Ghostlight Ensemble company members, her cat and Chippo. Check out her shtuff at www.jeaneburr.com.

Sean Harklerode Sean Harklerode (Ralph) is excited to be part of Ghostlight Ensemble's inaugural show, and reprising his role from last year. This summer he appeared in Cut to the Chase at The Artistic Home Theater, and was also in their holiday show last year, Miracle On 34th Street: A Radio Play. He is a former member of New Millennium Theatre Company, where he last played Mario in The Princess Peach Conspiracy, and also wrote and directed Silent Night of the Living Dead and Plans One Through Eight from Outer Space. Favorite roles include Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Asa in Our American Cousin, McCarthy in The Time of Your Life and Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey.

Sean Harklerode

Sean Harklerode (Ralph) is excited to be part of Ghostlight Ensemble's inaugural show, and reprising his role from last year. This summer he appeared in Cut to the Chase at The Artistic Home Theater, and was also in their holiday show last year, Miracle On 34th Street: A Radio Play. He is a former member of New Millennium Theatre Company, where he last played Mario in The Princess Peach Conspiracy, and also wrote and directed Silent Night of the Living Dead and Plans One Through Eight from Outer Space. Favorite roles include Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Asa in Our American Cousin, McCarthy in The Time of Your Life and Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey.

Stefanie Johnsen Stefanie Johnsen (Nicole) is happy to join the second year of battling Krampus. Recently she's been a costumer for Otherworld's Princess of Mars and Fight Quest. She also played the Evil Ringmistress in Strangeloop's French with Me 6. Thanks go to Maria for always letting me play!

Stefanie Johnsen

Stefanie Johnsen (Nicole) is happy to join the second year of battling Krampus. Recently she's been a costumer for Otherworld's Princess of Mars and Fight Quest. She also played the Evil Ringmistress in Strangeloop's French with Me 6. Thanks go to Maria for always letting me play!

 
Allison McCorkle Allison McCorkle (Anne) studied theatre at Texas Wesleyan University before being lured to Chicago in 2007. Her credits include Piccolo Theatre, Black Ensemble Theatre, Polarity, Red Tape, GreatWorks Theatre and Strangeloop Theatre, among others. Her most recent role was Olga in Mitera, written by our lovely director, Maria Burnham. Allison is thrilled to reprise the role of mom and play once more with this wonderful cast of Krampus! Much love to Zachariah.

Allison McCorkle

Allison McCorkle (Anne) studied theatre at Texas Wesleyan University before being lured to Chicago in 2007. Her credits include Piccolo Theatre, Black Ensemble Theatre, Polarity, Red Tape, GreatWorks Theatre and Strangeloop Theatre, among others. Her most recent role was Olga in Mitera, written by our lovely director, Maria Burnham. Allison is thrilled to reprise the role of mom and play once more with this wonderful cast of Krampus! Much love to Zachariah.

Christopher Paul Mueller Christopher Paul Mueller (Kyle) is honored to be back for the second year of Krampus! Chris is a current company member of Red Theater, and was most recently in the critically acclaimed R+J: The Vineyard. He graduated from Roosevelt's Theater Conservatory and has been seen all over town working with companies like Collaboraction, Red Tape, Red Moon, Scooty and JoJo, and many more. Chris also co-founded the former clown troupe Les Enfants Terribles. Love to my family, friends and bun.

Christopher Paul Mueller

Christopher Paul Mueller (Kyle) is honored to be back for the second year of Krampus! Chris is a current company member of Red Theater, and was most recently in the critically acclaimed R+J: The Vineyard. He graduated from Roosevelt's Theater Conservatory and has been seen all over town working with companies like Collaboraction, Red Tape, Red Moon, Scooty and JoJo, and many more. Chris also co-founded the former clown troupe Les Enfants Terribles. Love to my family, friends and bun.

J. Rohr J. Rohr (Krampus) is proud to be a part of Ghostlight's production of Krampus!.  An internationally published author of short fiction this is his second time performing as a nightmare creature, the first being Strangeloop's adaptation of Hack/Slash. 

J. Rohr

J. Rohr (Krampus) is proud to be a part of Ghostlight's production of Krampus!.  An internationally published author of short fiction this is his second time performing as a nightmare creature, the first being Strangeloop's adaptation of Hack/Slash

 
Paul Tinsley Paul Tinsley (Jack/Older Priest) is glad to be back on Earth and acting with the new Ghostlight Ensemble Theatre Company. In the past, on other visits, Paul has worked with Piven Theatre, Remy Bumppo, Goodman, Organic, Strawdog, Strangeloop and the Rebekah Theatre Project to name a few. Shout out to Sir Patrick Stewart and Meyrl Streep, even though they don’t know me and other shouts outs to James, Jo, Carol, David, Rick, Patricia and Jack.

Paul Tinsley

Paul Tinsley (Jack/Older Priest) is glad to be back on Earth and acting with the new Ghostlight Ensemble Theatre Company. In the past, on other visits, Paul has worked with Piven Theatre, Remy Bumppo, Goodman, Organic, Strawdog, Strangeloop and the Rebekah Theatre Project to name a few. Shout out to Sir Patrick Stewart and Meyrl Streep, even though they don’t know me and other shouts outs to James, Jo, Carol, David, Rick, Patricia and Jack.

Michael Wagman Michael Wagman (Chase/Younger Priest) is thrilled to once again play characters who, spoiler alert, die horrible deaths. He has previously been killed in such plays as The People's Choice (Genesis Theatricals), The Maid of Orleans (Strangeloop), They Fought Like the Rest (Strangeloop/Fight Night), Hack/Slash (Strangeloop, understudy), and an evening of dinner theatre at Maggiano's.  Michael has trained to die a good death at such Chicago institutions as Acting Studio Chicago, Black Box Acting Studio, Second City, iO and Carlson&Hart.  Michael would like to thank his cats, Penny and Kaylee, and Lisa for making his condo into a home.

Michael Wagman

Michael Wagman (Chase/Younger Priest) is thrilled to once again play characters who, spoiler alert, die horrible deaths. He has previously been killed in such plays as The People's Choice (Genesis Theatricals), The Maid of Orleans (Strangeloop), They Fought Like the Rest (Strangeloop/Fight Night), Hack/Slash (Strangeloop, understudy), and an evening of dinner theatre at Maggiano's.  Michael has trained to die a good death at such Chicago institutions as Acting Studio Chicago, Black Box Acting Studio, Second City, iO and Carlson&Hart.  Michael would like to thank his cats, Penny and Kaylee, and Lisa for making his condo into a home.

Chad Wise Chad Wise (Chet) is the managing director and a founding member of Ghostlight Ensemble AND its resident Santa Claus. In addition, to reprising his role as Chet for Krampus!, Chad was also in Ghostlight's recent Fight Night piece, Trip, Tramp, Trump, as Donaldgubben Trumpf. He founded New Millennium Theatre Company in 1998 and served as its artistic director for many years, bringing experiences like The Texas Chainsaw Musical, Miyagi! A Karate Kid Musical and Silent Night of the Living Dead to Chicago stages. Along the way he’s worked with the likes of The Public House Theatre and Terra Mysterium as well.

Chad Wise

Chad Wise (Chet) is the managing director and a founding member of Ghostlight Ensemble AND its resident Santa Claus. In addition, to reprising his role as Chet for Krampus!, Chad was also in Ghostlight's recent Fight Night piece, Trip, Tramp, Trump, as Donaldgubben Trumpf. He founded New Millennium Theatre Company in 1998 and served as its artistic director for many years, bringing experiences like The Texas Chainsaw Musical, Miyagi! A Karate Kid Musical and Silent Night of the Living Dead to Chicago stages. Along the way he’s worked with the likes of The Public House Theatre and Terra Mysterium as well.