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Cast Bios

Noah Berman (King Arthur) is a graduate of Middlebury College, where he studied theatre and Italian. Chicago credits include: High Fidelity (Refuge Theatre Project), which took the 2017 Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Production – Musical; After the Dance (Runcible Theatre Company); and Peter/Wendy (Cuckoo Theatre Project). He would like to thank his wonderful girlfriend, Sarah, and his family for their continued love and support.

Chris Causer (Sir Gawain) is proud to be working beside this incredible cast. Past Credits: Roger – RENT (AGB, District Theatre), Burrs – Wild Party (Music for Theatre), Lion – Fable-ous! (Lifeline Theatre). Recently directed: Once on this Island (That Was A Show Theatre Co.) Currently directing Odd Couple (Big Noise) opening January 2018.

Hana Christenson (Lady in Black/Ensemble) is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder. She moved to Chicago this past summer and hopes she’s finally found a place to call home. She made her Chicagoland debut as Brigette Nielson in Rocky Balboa Picture Show (Cornservatory), currently in Corn’s Drink! Best of Holiday Edition. All my love to John, Hogarth, and the cast. Follow @hanaananas on Instagram for updates and cat pictures.

Lily Cox (Queen Guinevere) is thrilled be a part of Sir Gawain! Favorite roles include Jeanie in Hair, Venticelli in Amadeus, and Joanne in Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. Favorite animals include dogs, cats, red pandas, and lemurs! She is a graduate of the Roosevelt University Theatre Conservatory.

Gregory Dodds (Lord Bertilak) is a Los Angeles native, playwright and actor. He was a mainstage performer at Second City Hollywood, and can be seen locally as Mayor O’Doul in Flanagan’s Wake (Chicago Theater Works). As a playwright, his play Oddities ran at Second City Chicago, and his musical Ayn Rand in Love won the 2016 Premier Premieres Festival at MCL. Thanks to Robin, Alice and Henry.

North Rory Homeward (Blacksmith/Porter) is a transgender actor and musician.  He was last seen in Brian Kirst and Scott Free’s Zombie Bathhouse, as Michael.  He feels blessed to be working with so many talented people and incredible powerhouse voices in this show.  For Echo – the rhythm of your love is a golden crown.

Caroline Kidwell (Lady Grey) is ecstatic to be a part of Sir Gawain!  She’s originally from St. Louis. Missouri and came to Chicago to study Theatre at Loyola, where she performed in She Loves Me, She Kills Monsters, Eurydice, and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Caroline also works in touring schools with Erasing the Distance, a documentary theatre company seeking to stimulate discussions and disarm stigmas surrounding mental health. Much love to family and gals. Enjoy the show!

Kameron Palmer (Sir Agravain/Priest) performs with the Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company and also announces, performs, and writes for the classic variety-hour monthly podcast Starlight Radio Dreams (  Thanks for supporting live theatre, and please enjoy this new Medieval-Rock hybrid!

Kellen Robinson (Squire/2nd Servant/Fight Captain) is excited to be working with such talented castmates. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, she has called the Windy City home for five years now. You may have seen her as Sally Bowles/Cabaret and April/Company (Dunes Theatre) this past summer, or walking dogs in the west loop during the day. You can see her in her next project with Promethean theatre this spring.

Graham Todd (Sir Ywain/1st Servant) is a recent graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit and can’t wait to step into his first show in Chicago. Other roles include Emmett in Legally Blonde and Curly in Oklahoma.

Jack Wright (The Green Knight) is a Colorado transplant living in Chicago. Recent Chicago Credits: Bullets Over Broadway (Warner Purcell) & Addams Family: The Musical (Uncle Fester) Prop Theatre, 1776 (Thomas Jefferson) E.D.G.E. Theatre, Ayn Rand in Love (Cecil B. Demille) MCL, Stuart Little: The Musical (Snowbell) Open Door Theatre. Thanks always to Mom, Dad, Amanda, JR, and B.

Tim Yong (Bishop Baldwin/3rd Servant) recently graduated from Loyola University of Chicago where he was the Strongman in Elephant’s Graveyard and Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. Recently, he was Kerchak in Tarzan at Spotlight Studio in Monroe, MI.  In the spring, you can see him understudy the role of Benjamin in Silk Road Rising’s Through the Elevated Line.  He would like to thank his family and friends for all of their love and support.

Crew Bios

Nich Radcliffe (Director) holds a BA in theater from National-Louis University and an MFA in Directing from Southern Illinois University. Nich’s directing resume runs the gamut from opera, and musical theater (The Music Shop, Stalker: The Musical, The Music Man), to classic American drama (Beyond the Horizon, Blue Blood), well-known plays, and world premieres (Betrayal, The Elephant Man, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Crucible, Stalker: The Musical, Trice). Nich’s particularly enjoys conceiving and directing adaptations, and deconstructions of extent literature (Macbeth, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight). You can follow Nich on facebook at Nich Radcliffe – Director or on his website:

John Ashton (Playwright) is a practicing licensed structural engineer with completed projects that may be found in all four hemispheres of the globe. Outside of engineering, he has many diverse interests, including police procedural mysteries, board and card games both ancient and modern, languages in the Romance and Germanic/Scandinavian families, mixology, model-building, and collecting antiques. This production is the first of three medieval-period rock ‘n’ roll musicals which he wrote.

T.J. Anderson (Musical Director) is happy to be a part of this unique retelling of a classic tale. Recent music direction credits include Carrie 2: The Rage (Underscore Theater Company), Shockheaded Peter (Black Button Eyes Productions), Now. Here. This., [title of show], and A New Brain (Brown Paper Box Co.). He has also recently been seen onstage as an actor in productions with Brown Paper Box Co., City Lit Theater Company and 20% Theater Company. T.J. is an artistic associate with Brown Paper Box Co. and a trumpet player throughout the city.

Dawn Kusinski (Producer) has worked in the theatrical industry for the last decade in a number of capacities. As a general manager of Broadway musicals in New York and on the road, her notable credits include Million Dollar Quartet (Chicago, Broadway, West End, Las Vegas and touring companies), Spider-Man: Turn Off The DarkBaby It’s YouCry-BabyBilly Elliot, Lincoln Center’s South PacificLa Cage Aux FollesFlashdance, and We Will Rock You, produced by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor and Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert DeNiro. Dawn also served as the Director of Ticketing for the Tony Awards telecast and gala celebration in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, Dawn enjoys singing and songwriting, impromptu dance parties, and sharing her passion for theatre with kids of all ages.

Joshua W. Brewer (Producer) is a theater and film artist based in Chicago, IL. He was educated at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama where he earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Drama with a focus in Directing and is currently an MFA candidate at The University of Memphis. He has served as the Artistic Director of the Rum & Coke Collective in Chicago. As a freelance director, he’s worked in Chicago, New York, and a number of places in between. As a writer, his plays have been seen in Dayton, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, Orlando, FL, Los Angeles, CA. and Chicago, IL, Currently, he serves as a producer for the independent film company Schrodinger’s Apartment. He enjoys making lists and laughing maniacally in the dark.

Cassandra Bierman (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be working with Pearl Poet Productions.  Recent design credits include Altered Boy, His Greatness (Pride Films & Plays), Light Up The Sky (Citadel Theatre), CATS (3M), and Lela & Co (ALD Steep).  Upcoming productions include Yank! (Pride Films & Plays), and Twelfth Night (Theatre Evolve).

Kate Setzer Kamphausen (Costume Designer) is delighted to design costumes for Sir Gawain! She is a Jeff Award winning costume designer and 2016 recipient of the BroadwayWorld Chicago Award. Her recent designs include In the Heights at Porchlight Musical Theatre; Rudolph the Red Hosed Reindeer with Hell in a Handbag; Born Ready with Factory Theatre; and Altar Boyz at Theo Ubique. Kate has pink dreadlocks and six sewing machines and loves the Oxford comma.

Michael G. Maxwell (Sound Designer) is a sound artist and engineer with an interest in synthesis and electronic audio for the purposes of recording and performance. Maxwell has received his formal artistic education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Maxwell completed a Bachelor of Art in Radio, Television, and Digital Media in 2014 before entering the Master of Fine Art program in SIU’s college of Mass Communication & Media Arts. Maxwell is currently an instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Lana Whittington (Fight Designer) is thrilled to be working with Pearl Poet Productions! She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a BFA in Acting and found her love for stage combat there. After graduation she trained with Fight Directors of Canada and is currently training with SAFD. She has her intermediate certification with FDC and is on her way to advanced and teaching. Her recent credits include Othello with Invictus Theatre, Ashes of Light with Urban Theatre Company, The Passion of Boudicca with We Three Plays, and Moon, Prism, Power! A Sailor Moon Parody with Otherworld Theatre.

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