Conor Burke knows his way around a dance party. And a bottle of whiskey. And if the world were to end tomorrow, he’d insist on a heavy dose of both tonight. You may have seen Conor on stage in Nothing Special Productions’ The Rise and Fall of the Mad King of Scotland, or in the audience at Steppenwolf as an understudy of their SYA production of A Separate Peace, for which he received very nice thank you notes from various people.
Nick Cardiff has been the president of Nothing Special Productions since its birth and is very proud to have worked with so many talented and respectable artists. He is an extreme fan of end-of-the-world stories (favorites being zombies and vampires) and a huge advocate of dancing. Favorite original moves include “Spinny Hat”, “Suicide by Neck-Tie” and “The Sport Coat Switch”. “Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.” ~George Carlin (RIP)
Caty Gordon is psyched to be starting her acting career in Chicago with this kick-ass cast! Her drink of choice? Mixed drinks of hard liquor and diet coke. Her favorite credits include Joan from Bury The Dead, Bystander in 4.48 Psychosis, Sylvia in Sylvia and Ariel in A Perfect Wedding.
This is Erin Gordon’s first show in Chicago!  She’s very excited to be working and dancing with some of her favorite people.  Erin’s favorite credits include Lexi from Lovers Need Lawyers, which she helped co-create, and Bystander from 4.48 Psychosis. Be sure to watch for Erin’s “famous” robot dance moves!
Melissa Imbrogno is super stoked to be showing off her best dance moves because, let’s face it, they. are. AWESOME!?!!?  She has previously performed at GTT in “Inner Demons,” another Nothing Special production. Favorite credits include, but are not limited to, Olivia (Twelfth Night), Woman (This Is How It Goes), Medea (Medea), Rita LaPorta (The Lucky Stiff) and Tessa (A Perfect Wedding), for which she received an Irene Ryan Nomination. In the very near future, she’ll be seen in La Costa Theatre Company’s Stalk as Greta in October! Unless this whole “end of the world” thing, like, actually happens, well then, I guess that would just be really sad…
Jeff Kurysz is so excited to be a part of his first Chicago production upon making the decision to take a break from Illinois State University, where he has spent the last three years studying Acting. Favorite Credits include: Nathan Daniels in the upcoming film Finding Virginia; Dracula in Dracula; Man in This is How It Goes; Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing; and most recently Jean in Rhinoceros. If the opportunity ever arose, Jeff would love the opportunity to be the D.J. at the Armageddon Dance Party and, for a small fee, would be the DD as well so people could live a little bit longer.
PAAAARTAY!!!!! This is Kurt Proepper‘s first show in the great city of Chicago! He recently graduated from the acting program at Illinois State University and is chomping at the bit to take over the big, bad city. If you are at a party with Kurt, well, you’ll never forget. Be it his charm, his crazy legs dance moves, or his devastating good looks, you’ll walk away saying “DAYUM that Kurt was one tall drink of water!”
Somer Sloan is a graduate from the University of Nebraska and is proud to say this is her first ever show in Chi-town! She previously has played Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Various Characters inBaby With the Bathwater along with several radio spots for Somer feels blessed to be working with such a talented cast and crew and would like everyone to take note of her sweet dancing abilities — on and off stage — Thank you very much! “There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.” ~Edwin Denby
Anne E. Thompson is a proud graduate of the School of Theatre at Illinois State University, for it is there that she refined her mad dancing skills. Anne’s previous professional experience has included work with the Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. This production marks Anne’s Chicago debut. Let the dance party begin!