Shattered Globe Theater Announces New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates
Shattered Globe Theater has announced the addition of six new ensemble members and six new artistic associates. Ensemble members include Demetra Dee, Tina M. Jach, Tina Muñoz Pandya, Hailey Rakowiecki, Jazzma Pryor and Devonte E. Washington. Artistic associates include Mikey Gray, Lawrence Grimm, Jason Lynch, David Antonio Reed, Adam Schulmerich and Leslie Ann Sheppard.
Comments Production Artistic Director Sandy Shinner, “SGT is thrilled to welcome these actors, managers and designers as new cast members and artistic associates. They are all artists who have worked with us on multiple projects and productions over the past few years who are committed to SGT and our mission. Their insights and talents will be essential to SGT’s continued growth and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to the family.
About the members of the Ensemble
Demetra Dee (her) is thrilled to join the Shattered Globe family as a member of the Ensemble. She is originally from North Carolina, but has lived in Chicago for seven years. She is most passionate about her relationship with Jesus Christ, Theater and Chester’s Hot Fries. Demetra began her relationship with Shattered Globe when she was accepted into the 2019 Protégé program and was later cast in Shattered Globe’s production of Be Here Now. She recently appeared in Relentless at the TimeLine Theater, now moving to the Goodman Theater. His other Chicago credits include The Last Pair of Earlies (Raven Theatre), Middle Passage (Lifeline Theatre), Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Raven Theatre; u/s performed), The Green Book (Pegasus Theatre), Comfort Stew ( eta Creative Arts), The Colored Museum (Pulse Theatre), Migration (eta Creative Arts) and The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves (Pulse Theatre). Demetra holds a BFA in Theater from East Carolina University and is represented by DDO Artists Agency.
Tina M. Jach (her) is thrilled to join the Ensemble at the Shattered Globe Theatre. His SGT credits include This Wide Night, Sheepdog, Be Here Now, Crime and Punishment, How to Use a Knife, and Peter Pan for his 70th birthday. Other Chicago credits include Four Places (The Den Theatre), The Father (Remy Bumppo Theatre), Fade (Teatro Vista & Victory Gardens Theatre), Hand To God, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Eurydice, The Elaborate Entry of Chad Deity, Anna in the Tropics and Knock Me a Kiss (highlights at Victory Gardens Theatre), Confessions of a PIMP (Grippo Stage Company), Signs Of Life (Virginia S. Criste Producer) and Race (Goodman Theatre). Ms. Jach holds a Masters in Stage Management from Rutgers University and is a proud member of the AEA.
Tina Muñoz Pandya (she/her) is an actress, musician and teaching artist from Washington, DC. She was a member of SGT’s 2014/15 Protégé program, and later appeared on stage with SGT in The Tall Girls and Crime and Punishment. She has also had the pleasure of working with many other companies in the city, including Jackalope Theatre, Court Theatre, The Goodman, The Hypocrites, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Theater Wit, First Folio and The House Theater of Chicago, among others. . She sometimes enjoys taking her talents on the road and has flexed her Shakespearean muscles while touring with the National Players and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. She’s also had the chance to hit some really awesome regional theaters in DC, New York, and LA as part of The Hypocrites’ wildly popular Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire. Cellist and singer by training, following these shows, she now plays seven instruments and constantly enriches her musical arsenal. She is sometimes invited with several groups in the city and teaches at the Chicago Children’s Theater. When she’s not doing all that, you can find her cooking, watching British crime dramas, experimenting with accents, or recording for different podcasts and radio plays. Check out his voice work, in all its silly glory, in the Chicago-created and produced The disappearing act.
Jazzma Pryor (her) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Production Studies with a concentration in Theater from Clemson University and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Creative Enterprise Leadership program at Northwestern University. Some of his Chicago credits include Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Sunset Baby and From The Mississippi Delta (Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre), Doubt: A Parable (Irish Theater of Chicago), Hannah and Martin and Crime and Punishment (Shattered Globe Theater ), Phillis: The American Revolutionary (Redd Opera), Insurrection: Holding History (Stage Left Theatre), Marisol (Promethean Theatre) and Prelude to a Kiss (The Comrades). She is represented by Grossman & Jack Talent. Live laugh Love.
Hailey Rakowiecki (her) is a costume designer and designer from Chicagoland. His recent creations include Sheepdog, Be Here Now, Hannah and Martin, Crime and Punishment, How to Use a Knife (Shattered Globe); The Realist Jones (Theater Wit); Sickle, Chad Deity’s elaborate entry (Red Theatre); Hellcab (The Agency); as well as outdoor productions with the Arc Theater in Evanston. An accomplished embroiderer, her contracts also often include sewing for Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, The Court, Lyric Opera, Joffery Ballet, The Muny and various Broadway tours. Hailey is a trained wigmaker and has helped build wigs for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and PennyLane Studios.
Devonte E. Washington (he/him) is thrilled to join Shattered Globe Theater as an ensemble member. He has worked with many theaters in the city and is very excited for this new adventure. He was also artistic associate with Shattered Globe and did several shows with them. He works across the City on multiple events, projects and shows.
About the artistic associates
Mikey Gray (her) is thrilled to join Shattered Globe Theater as an Artistic Associate! Theater highlights include Cymbeline and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks); The Woman in Black (American Conservatory Theatre); The Book of Joseph (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Reflections on Fire (Cabinet of Curiosities) Masque Macabre u/s (Strawdog Theater Company); Spirits to Enforce (The Passage Theatre); Hold the Man (Pride Films & Plays); How to eat… (Dixon Place); and A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre). She is also a proud graduate of SGT’s Protégé program! More than mikeygray.org.
Lawrence Grimm (he/him) is happy to be a new Shattered Globe Artistic Associate where his recent credits include Hannah and Martin and The Heavens Are Hung in Black (Jeff Nomination – Actor). He is also a founding member of the ensemble A Red Orchid Theater where some of his credits include: Do You Feel Anger?, Small Mouth Sounds (Jeff Nomination – Ensemble), 3C, Trevor (Jeff Nomination – Actor), In a Garden, Pumpgirl and Abigail’s Party, among many others. Other Chicago area credits: King Charles III, The Tempest (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), 2666 (Goodman Theatre), The Upstairs Concierge (Goodman – New Stages), My Name is Asher Lev (Timeline Theatre), In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play (Victory Gardens), Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter (Next Theatre), Orlando (Court Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Raven Theatre, Jeff Award – Actor), The Brothers Karamazov, 1984, (Lookingglass), I Never Blood for My Father, Wolf Lullaby (Steppenwolf). Film: Captive State, Welcome to Me, Perfect Manhattan, Cicero in Winter. Television: The Red Line, Chicago PD, Chicago Med., Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Larry is a 25-year veteran teaching artist and curriculum consultant who has worked with several theaters and institutions in New York and Chicago. More than www.grimmactor.com and for children who like stories to www.grimmagination.com.
Jason Lynch (he/him/her) is a Chicago-based lighting designer for theatre, dance, opera, and other performing arts. Since joining Chicago’s robust and diverse theater community in 2015, he is honored to have credits with About Face Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Court Theatre, Definition Theater Company, DePaul Opera Theatre, Eighth Blackbird, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Griffin Theater Company, Haven Chicago, Northlight Theatre, Piven Theater Workshop, Red Theater Chicago, Saint Sebastian Players, Shattered Globe Theatre, Something Marvelous, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Strawdog Theater Company, Theater Wit, TimeLine Theater Company, University of Chicago, Victory Gardens Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, among others. His recent regional credits include work with Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Geva Theater Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Minetta Lane Theater in New York, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Seattle Repertory. Theater. Jason is honored to have his recent work on the Goodman Theatre’s real-time “Live” series (The Sound Inside, Ohio State Murders and I Hate It Here) and an immersive 360° production of The Wild Party at the Denver Center for performing arts featured in American Theater Magazine. He also received the 2019 Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award, which honors emerging theater designers in the Chicago area. Jason is a proud member of the Association for Lighting Production and Design and is represented by Gersh Agency.
David Antonio Reed (he/him) was technical director, sound engineer and props man at Shattered Globe. He has over fifteen years of experience in touring, production and manufacturing, corporate and concert, lighting and sound, rigging, video and event logistics. David holds a BA in Philosophy from Northern Illinois University, stars in The Great Influence Machine and recently served as Chief Carpenter for Anderson .Paak’s US Tour.
Adam Schulmerich (he/him) is honored to join the incredible artists of Shattered Globe, having worked with the group as an understudy in Marvin’s Room, Five Mile Lake and Sheepdog, and as part of the Satellite series of new works. He has long admired the company’s commitment to producing meaningful works in intimate spaces and is thrilled to be a part of furthering their mission.
Leslie Ann Sheppard (she/her), filmmaker, musician, artist teacher and producer, is committed to creating art full of joy and hard truths. Last seen in SGT’s Sheepdog by Kevin Artigue (Jeff Award/BTAA nominees) and Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play at Theater Wit (BWW Chicago/Chicago Reader Best of 2021 nominee). Additional credits: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, The Hypocrites and TimeLine Theater Company. Regional/International: TheatreSquared, Kennedy Center, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Playhouse, Olney Theater Center. TV/Cinema: Chicago Fire, Mob Doctor and Subordinate. Founder of Padded Corner Studios. Represented by Gray Talent Group. leslieannsheppard.com