Past Performances

Ghastly Creatures by Katrina Syrris
Ghastly Creatures (Mini Series) 

October 2020-May 2021

By Katrina Syrris

 

Episode One: Performed for the Family Services Association of Greater Elgin Halloween Fundraiser

Episodes Two-Four: Sponsored the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission

(Hosted on YouTube)

 

CAST​

Episode One Ensemble: Beth Goncher, Alex Manuel, Tom Ochocinski, Dakota Reed, Veronica Tripp, Chris Mau, Brian LeFevre, Cam Tucker, Katrina Syrris

Episode Two & Three Ensemble: Beth Goncher, Tom Ochocinski, Dakota Reed, Veronica Tripp, Kelsey Skomer, Chris Mau, Brian LeFevre, Eunice Ayodele, Cam Tucker, Katrina Syrris

Episode Four: Beth Goncher, Tom Ochocinski, Dakota Reed, Veronica Tripp, Kelsey Skomer, Brian LeFevre, Eunice Ayodele, Cam Tucker, Katrina Syrris

 

CREW

Katrina Syrris (Producer, Director & Post-Production)

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing 

July & August 2020

By William Shakespeare

 

Performances Sponsored by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission and the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission

July-August: City of Geneva Site

August-September: City of Elgin Site, and local Public Access

(Hosted on YouTube)

CAST​

Tom Ochocinski (Leonato), Guy Moore (Antonio), Jayde Al-Angary (Beatrice), Alex Jorn (Hero), Anthony Maggio (Messenger/Watchman), Chris Mau (Don Pedro), Joe Guritz (Don John), John Drea (Benedick), Eunice Ayodele (Balthasar, Original Composer & Singer), Dakota Reed (Borachio), Alex Manuel (Conrade), Kelsey Skomer (Margaret), Veronica Martinez (Ursula), Cam Tucker (Dogberry), Devon Ortiz (Verges), Katrina Syrris (Watchman), Andrew Ross (Friar, Sexton)
 

CREW

Katrina Syrris (Producer, Director & Post-Production)

An Ideal Husband 

February 2020

By Oscar Wilde​

 

Performances at the Elgin Art Showcase

CAST​

Greg Waldyn (Robert Chiltern), Valerie DeGroot (Lady Chiltern), Jamie Ewing (Lord Goring), Katie McClatchey (Lady Chevely), Olivia Kaye Losoya (Countess of Basildon, U/S Lady Chiltern), Saraline Singer (Mrs. Marchmont, Assistant Stage Manager), Nate Soesbe (Phipps, Mason, James, Harold), Ryan Yagoda (Vicomte de Nanjac), Tom Viskocil (The Earl of Caversham), Rachel Metcalfe (Mabel Chiltern), Justin Green (Mr. Montford), Rachel Stevens (Director, U/S Countess of Basildon)
 

CREW

Rachel Stevens (Director, U/S Countess of Basildon), Saraline Singer (Stage Manager), Katrina Syrris (Producer), Jack Cannon (Lighting Designer), James Syrris (Crew)

Lit Ladies Series 

June 2019 through February 2020

An Original Comedy Series Created by Katrina Syrris

Performed at the Blue Box Cafe

CAST​ & Co-Writers

Katrina Syrris (Dorothy Parker, Virginia Woolf, Emily Brontë, Coco Chanel (Virtual), Eleanor Roosevelt (Virtual)), Eunice Ayodele (Dido Elizabeth Belle), Rachel Metcalfe (Mary Shelley, Anne Brontë), Katie McClatchey (Charlotte Brontë), Katrina Plonczynski (Agatha Christie), Justin Green (Oscar Wilde), Rachel Stevens (Jane Austen)

 

CREW

Katrina Syrris (Co-Producer, Creator), Chris Mau (Co-Producer, Lighting and Sound)

Ghosts of Christmas Past (Or, Dickens, Capra and Seuss Walk into a Bar) 

December 2019

An Original Comedy by Katrina Syrris ©2019

Photo courtesy of  Victoria Lunacek Photography

Performance at the Elgin Art Showcase

CAST​

Rachel Metcalfe (Nikki), Chris Mau (Dickens), Andrew Ross (Capra), Brian LeFevre (Seuss)
 

CREW

Katrina Syrris (Playwright, Producer & Director), Rachel Stevens (Associate Producer, Stage Manager), Jack Cannon (Lighting Designer), James Syrris (Crew)

Nevermore 

August 2019

An Original Adaptation of the Poetic Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Katrina Syrris 

Performed at the Elgin Art Showcase

Read The Elgin Review

CAST​

Ben Halder (William), Rachel Stevens (Lenore), Tom Ochocinski (Priest), Katrina Syrris (President), Greg Waldyn (Wilson), Ian Samsami (Thomas), Johnny Hohman (Jacob), Katrina Plonczynski (Lucy), Rachel Metcalfe (Helen)
 
CREW

​Katrina Syrris (Playwright, Producer & Director), Erika Knutson (Technical Director, Stage Manager), Ashlynne Ludwig (Costumer), Rachel Stevens (Associate Producer), Jack Cannon (Lighting Designer), Mitch Holland (Lighting Operator), Cory Knechtges (Crew), Michael Herbold (Crew), James Syrris (Crew)

The Yellow Wallpaper 

April & June 2019

An Adaptation by Greg Oliver Bodine

Photo courtesy of the Going Dutch Festival by Doug Hanson

Performed at the Elgin Art Showcase and Side Street Studio Arts' Going Dutch Festival

CAST​

Katrina Syrris as Jane
 

CREW

Katrina Syrris (Producer & Director), Ashlynne Ludwig (Costumer), Rachel Stevens (Associate Producer), Rachel Metcalfe (Stage Manager), Cory Knechtges (Crew)

Goodly Creatures 

An Original Adaptation by Katrina Syrris

Performed at the Elgin Art Showcase & Stage 773, Chicago

Read The Elgin Review

CAST​

Johnny Hohman, Ian Samsami, Cameron Tucker, Amaria Von Dran, Aaron Hoge, Katrina Plonczynski, Joe Guritz, Rachel Stevens

CREW

Katrina Syrris (Producer & Director), Erika Knutson (Technical Director), Bryce Jonke (Lighting Designer), Jason Jakubaitis (Lighting Operator)

2019 Elgin Literary Festival Revival

Hosted at the Hemmens Cultural Center, Organized by Side Street Studio Arts

January 2019

CAST​

All Original, with the addition of Mikkel Knutson (Stand-In for Joe)

 

CREW

Katrina Syrris (Producer & Director), Erika Knutson (Technical Director), Mitch Holland (Sound Operator), Hemmens Crew (Lighting Operators)