MEET THE CAST OF STRING
Elliot Bibat (Mickey)
Elliot is excited to be returning to the Towle Theater, where he was previously seen in their productions of Floyd Collins, Sentimental Journey, and A Fabulous 50’s Christmas. As a member of the Towle Youth Theater Ensemble, he appeared in 13, Anne Frank and Me, American Pop, and Anne of Green Gables. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where his credits include Oklahoma!, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Elephant Man. He recently understudied with Facility Theatre in their production of Pheobe in Winter last fall.
Spencer Douglas (O’Brien)
Spencer is a Chicago native originally from Rockford, IL. In the spring of 2017, he graduated from Millikin University with a BFA in Acting. Previous credits include Shrek (Peter Pan) with Point2Productions in St. Charles; Snowgirls (Swing) with Hell in a Handbag in Chicago; HAIR (Claude) and Six Degrees of Separation (Rick) with (usual) Suspects in Rockford; Sister Act (Ensemble), Memphis (Ensemble), Mary Poppins (Ensemble), Les Miserables (Ensemble) with RVC Starlight Theatre in Rockford.
Mary Laura Godby (Proofreader Gal)
Mary is thrilled to be making her Towle debut in String! She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University, where she received her Bachelors in Music Education with a Certificate in Music Theatre. Her recent Chicago credits include: Flight by Michael Potsic, Manhattan Miracle (The 87th Annual Waa-Mu Show) and Ragtime (Northwestern University). Mary also had the opportunity to perform abroad in Atlantic: A Scottish Story at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Along with performing, Mary enjoys teaching elementary, general music, and voice. She would like to thank the extraordinary String team!
Alex Iacobucci (HR Guy)
Alex is a pure-bred Italian who moved to Chicago to pursue his career as an actor and as a software engineer. He is beyond excited and thankful of being part of the Mid-West premiere of this beautiful show alongside such a great cast and creative team and hopes that the audience will be touched by String just as much as he was. Recent credits include Dwayne/Ensemble in 9 to 5 (Big Noise Theatre), Sherlock Holmes in My Dear Warson (Chicago Musical Theatre Festival 2019 - CMTF Awards Nominee for Best Lead Performer), Brandon in F*****g Men (Pride Films & Plays) and Ensemble/Feature Dancer in Chicago (Big Noise Theatre). Many thanks to his boyfriend Travis and to his friends for their constant support. IG: @spikealex, Web: alexiacobucci.com
Helen Knudsen (Geneva/Night)
Helen is delighted to join Towle Theater for the mid-west premiere of STRING. Chicago-area: The Polar Express Train Ride (Rail Events/Warner Bros.), …Spelling Bee (Baker Playhouse), and a recording for the new opera, The Gift (Paul Herman). An alumnus of the College Light Opera Company, her favorite credits include Brigadoon, A Little Night Music, Titanic, Hello, Dolly! and The Boys From Syracuse. Helen trains with Shakespeare & Company, Carlson & Hart, and the Piven Theatre Workshop (where she currently teaches). She owns a children’s theatre company (Hatbox Theatrix) and holds a BM in Vocal Performance from Roosevelt University (CCPA). Helen is an avid Shakespeare party host, loves practicing her Scottish accent, and probably listened to a G&S operetta during her commute today. www.helenknudsen.com
Nikki Krzebiot (Temp Chick)
Nikki is thrilled to be back at the Towle in such a lovely regional premiere musical! She was previously seen in the Towle's production of A Fabulous 50s Christmas for its 15th anniversary year. Favorite Chicago roles include Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (Janus Concert Series), Rona in Spelling Bee and Miss Amelia in A Little Princess (Windy City Performs) and a featured performer/soloist in Sondheim on Sondheim (SLATE). Many thanks to Jeff, Kevin, Elizabeth, and the rest of the cast for making this a delightful rehearsal process. Love to Mom, Dad, and the sisters, and thank you for supporting live theatre!
Stephanie Naumoff (Lachesis)
Stephanie has enjoyed performing, directing, and designing for over 30 years in multiple area theatres, as well as various venues in Chicago, and across the country. Previously for The Towle Theatre, Stephanie was honored to portray Corrine in Triumph of Love and the Housekeeper in Man of LaMancha. Other favorite roles include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing for The Gary Shakespeare Company, Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins for CTG at Chicago Street Theatre, Kate in Kiss Me Kate at Theatre Northwest, and The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz for both the Memorial Opera House and the Rising Stars Company in Chicago. By day, Stephanie works in social services and at home, answers to a demanding Jack Russell Terrier named “Frodo.”
Quinn Rigg (Man in Suit/Zeus)
Quinn is currently a Senior at Columbia College Chicago pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. He is thrilled to return to the Towle for the fourth time, where he has been seen as Pete Twitchell in The Burnt Part Boys, Andrew in Standby and most recently as Jinx in Plaid Tidings. Other credits include Emily in Allegro (Columbia College Chicago) and Huck Finn in Big River (Mississippi Bend Players). Quinn would love to thank his amazing family and friends for their unconditional love and support!
Mikaela Sullivan (Atropos)
Mikaela is delighted to be back at the Towle Theater since her first appearance in A Fabulous 50's Christmas (2016). Past credits include Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me, Kate (Big Noise Theatre), Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute (West Virginia University), Belinda in Dido and Aeneas (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Munkustrap in CATS! (Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts), The May Queen in Merrie England / Lady Psyche in Princess Ida / Lady Saphir in Patience (Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company) and Madeleine in Amour (Black Button Eyes Productions). Mikaela can be heard in the indie-electronic duo Catherinette, who's EP, Red Rover, is out now (wearecatherinette.com), and seen performing songs she wrote as a teenager in her original cabaret, They'll Be Sorry When I'm Famous. News and performance updates available at mikaelaraesullivan.com.
Carolyn Waldee (Clotho)
Carolyn is a Chicago-based actor and singer who is thrilled to be making her Towle debut in String! Favorite recent credits include Little Stone in Eurydice, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Effy in The Spitfire Grill. In addition to performing, Carolyn is also a writer, textile artist, professional cheesemonger and Carole King enthusiast. She is a proud graduate of the Arena Theater ensemble program at Wheaton College. Thanks to everyone at the Towle for this dream-come-true opportunity, and to her family, mentors and best pals for their love and support!