Dave Belden is a Fine Print Associate Artist, and appeared in last fall’s production of BOY SMALL. Other stage credits include CHARLES IVES TAKE ME HOME (Strawdog Theatre); THE JEWELS (TUTA); CYRANO at Chicago Shakespeare, where he also appeared in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST; UNCLE VANYA (Court Theatre); THE TELL-TALE HEART (Blair Thomas & Co.); THE SANDMAN (Oracle Theatre); THE THREE SISTERS and LADY CHAPLIN & HER TRAMP (Piven Theatre); EARTH TO MARGARET (Acorn Theatre); and SHOPPERS CARRIED BY ESCALATORS INTO THE FLAMES (Viaduct Theatre). Film credits include the independent feature EYE OF THE SANDMAN and the short film BLOOD. Dave is a violinist in the folk & roll band Midwest and the Chicago Sinfonietta, and has performed with the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and San Francisco Ballet. Dave has directed several short films, and is excited to be directing Jonathan Baude’s COUNTER for this year’s Citizens Play Festival.
Natasha Tsoutsouris is an actor, writer, solo artist and storyteller here in Chicago. She is delighted to be making her directorial debut with Arlene Malinowski’s solo show, “A Little Bit Not Normal”, and is even more thrilled to be working The Fine Print for a second time.
A tale of coming to terms with a decades old family secret while struggling to understand its affect on her own life issues, “A Little Bit Not Normal” is Arlene Malinowski’s daring look at mental illness. Beautiful, hilarious and haunting in its honesty, Arlene Malinowski deftly paints an image of her own crippling battle with depression and how the truest of love, support and an undeterred quest for answers pulled her through to the other side.
Stephanie is excited to be back directing another Nikki Paley Cox play as part of the Citizen Play Festival. Stephanie is an actor, director, and teaching artist in Chicago where she has worked with various companies including, Profiles, Lookingglass, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Fine Print Theatre, and Pegasus Players. Stephanie was a founding member, director, and casting director with Mortar Theatre Company. Current/Upcoming projects: Annapurna at Profiles Theatre (Emma, Understudy), Best of the Tens at Second City in Association with Chicago Dramatists (Director), Until Death by Dana Lynn Formby at Concordia University Chicago in Association with Chicago Dramatists (Director). Stephanie is the Communication and Theatre Program Coordinator at Concordia University Chicago and holds an MFA in acting from Penn State University.
Lance Baker is a local actor/director. He has been seen at the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Writers, Northlight, Court, Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare, ATC, Theater Wit, Victory Gardens, Rivendell, Redmoon, Remains, Chicago Dramatists, Collaboraction, and A Red Orchid Theater where he is an ensemble member.
Michael Carnow is a Chicago-based director specializing in new work. In Chicago, he has directed for The Gift Theatre, American Blues Theatre, American Theatre Company, WNEP Theatre and Tympanic Theatre. He is currently an Artistic Associate with Tympanic and previously was the Literary Manager of Profiles Theatre. His work on Long Distance Affair, a collaboration with Pop-Up Theatrics, has been seen in New York, Mexico and the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. While directing in Detroit, he was nominated for a Wilde Award for the Best Production of a New Play for Snowbound and his production of A Trois was a Patron’s Pick at the Windsor International Fringe Festival. He founded two new works festivals: GPS (the Gay Play Series) at the Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale, MI and Quickies at Brandeis University, as well as the First Bite new play reading series at Profiles.