Cast and Crew for 500 Clown Trapped

Adrian Danzig (Bruce) has spent most of the last 11 years being Producing Artistic Director for 500 Clown and has performed 500 Clown Macbeth, 500 Clown Frankenstein, 500 Clown Christmas, and  500 Clown and The Elephant Deal abundantly in and outside Chicago.  Other credits include: Orlando (Court), The Baron in The Trees and Metamorphoses (Lookingglass), Big Love (Goodman), and Go Dog Go (Chicago Children's Theater).  He loves teaching and is slowly writing a book on Physical Theater with the support of The Raven Foundation.


Tim Heck (Stacy) is really glad to be playing with 500 Clown.  He can also be seen this year dancing with Lucky Plush Productions in their upcoming premiere of The Better Half at the MCA, cheerleading across the country with Chicago's circus-punk-marching band Mucca Pazza, as a member of the  ensemble traveling with New Belgium Brewing Company's Tour de Fat, and playing percussion with Brooklyn-based band The Hollows.  In the past he's worked and performed with Blue Man Group, Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, Redmoon Theater, Thodos Dance Chicago and toured internationally with Michigan-based daNCe pRoJEct.   

Leah Urzendowski (Lily) has worked with 500 Clown in some form for the better part of 10 years.  She has performed with 500 Clown Macbeth, 500 Clown Frankenstein, Redmoon Theatre's Hunchback, Chicago Neofuturists Picked Up, and created and performed in Building Stage's Dustbowl Gothic (winner of after dark award for best production), Moby Dick, and Franklin Expedition. She has taught with Seattle Broadway Bound Children's Theatre and performed with Seattle-based UMO.  She received her BFA from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2005, and has continued to study with Blake Montgomery, Adrian Danzig and Paola Coletto. 

500 Clown Trapped conceived by Adrian Danzig
Directed by Paola Coletto

Paola Coletto (Director) has 20 years of working experience as Artistic Director, Director, Performer, and Teacher in Europe, South Africa, Middle East and the United States. Trained at the Lecoq International Theater Conservatory in Paris, Paola is one of 40 students, in the school’s 50-year history, to have been certified as a pedagogical specialist under Mr. Lecoq’s direction. Former Director and Co-Founder of Kìklos Teatro and its International School of Theatre Creation, Paola’s productions toured in Italy, Switzerland and England and in 2003, the school was awarded ‘’Best Show’ at the National ‘Roma Teatro Festival’ for Italian Theatre Schools. She is a native of Padua, Italy.

Lee Keenan (Lighting Designer) has previously played with the Clowns on Elephant Deal and a variety of tours. He has designed lights for House Theatre of Chicago (Company Member), Lookingglass Theatre, Centerstage Baltimore, Kansas City Rep, Next Theatre, Silk Road Theatre Project (Artistic Associate), The Griffin Theatre, Circle Theatre, The Building Stage, Apple Tree, and Milwaukee Repertory. Lee is Instructor of Lighting Design at Loyola University Chicago. His scenic designs have been seen at Silk Road Theatre Project, The Hyopcrites, Collaboraction, Infamous Commonwealth, and right here at Adventure Stage (I Dream in Blues, Still Life with Iris).

Erin Cook (Costume Designer) is currently the Staff Dresser at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she has worked on such productions as The Tempest, The Brother/Sister Plays, Detroit and many more.  She is very excited to be working with 500 Clown for the first time after admiring their work since her move to Chicago in 2008.  She believes the audience will enjoy the shenanigans of Trapped as much as or even more than she has enjoyed making some of them happen!

Jim Moore (Technical Director) designed the technical elements of 500 Clown and the Elephant Deal and 500 Clown Christmas, and is Production Manager for 500 Clown touring.  He is a company member of The Hypocrites, and has also worked with The Neofuturists, Barrel of Monkeys, The House Theatre, Plasticene, Naked Eye, Rivendell, Seanachai, European Repertory, Black Sheep Productions, Chicago Dramatists, Pegasus Players, The Factory, Open Eye Productions, Walkabout, Blindfaith Theatre, and Ravenous Productions.  Jim is the Technical Director of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs Theater Department, and holds a B.A. in Classical Languages & Literature from New College of Florida.

Clare Roche (Stage Manager) has worked as stage manager for various theatres including: Adventure Stage, The Hypocrites, Strawdog, Theo Ubique, blindfaith and side project. Clare also works as an electrician around town and assisted Lee Keenan on the lighting design for The House Theatre (Nutcracker and Odradek) and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (Short Shakespeare! Macbeth).  

Isaac Schoepp (Set Operator) is thrilled to be working with 500 Clown on Trapped. Most recently Isaac was Assistant Rigger and deck crew for Lookingglass Theatre's production of Peter Pan (A Play), and Rigging Inspector for Traces at the Broadway Playhouse. He spent three seasons with Lookingglass as deck crew, and more recently as understudy for Lookingglass Alice, and Peter Pan (A Play) as well. He works around Chicago as carpenter, actor, rigger, stagehand and general jack-of-all-trades. Much love to my beautiful wife Claire.

Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (Producing Artistic Consultant) directed 500 Clown Macbeth, 500 Clown Frankenstein, 500 Clown Christmas, and 500 Clown and the Elephant Deal.  Other directing credits include Float at About Face Theatre and Redmoon Theater’s Hunchback at NYC’s New Victory Theater and Redmoon Central.  Currently, she is co-directing The Better Half, a dance-theater production with Julia Rhoads/Lucky Plush Productions, which will premiere at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Fall 2011.

Set Design                                          Adrian Danzig
Music Consultant                                 Mark Messing
Music Consultant                                 Billy Jonas
Marketing Consultant                           Anjali Bidani