Red Tape Theatre continues our 16th season with a world premiere production. Following our sold-out and critically acclaimed and Jeff Recommended production of All Quiet On The Western Front, Red Tape continues its 16th season with the world premiere of Sophie Weisskoff’s Queen of Sock Pairing directed by Red Tape Ensemble Member Zach Weinberg.
Feeling unheard both at her job and in her relationship, Celia initiates a new game with her boyfriend. Queen of Sock Pairing employs meta-theatricality, comedic naturalism, and rhythmic, driving narration to tell a visceral and playful story about childcare, learning dominance through imitation, and speaking the truth while playing pretend.
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OPENING NOVEMBER 15th and running through DECEMBER 14th.
Fridays at 8:00
Saturdays at 8:00
Sundays at 7:00
Mondays (Industry Night) at 8:00
All Performances at THE READY, 4546 N Western Ave
Cast & Creative Team
Cast: Elena Feliz, Jalyn Greene, Aaron Latterell, Brenda Scott Wlazlo*, Scot West
Playwright: Sophie Weisskoff
Director: Zach Weinberg*
Artistic Director: Max Truax*
Assistant Director: Isa Ramos
Stage Manager: Anne Brockway
Production Manager: Alex Oparka
Casting Director: Catherine Miller
Sound Design: Erik Siegling
Costume Designer: Rachel Sypniewski
Lighting Design: Ellie Humphreys
Scenic Design: Nick Schwartz*
Props Design: Kaycee Filson
Intimacy Design: Charlie Baker
Puppetry Advisor: Charlotte Long
Photo/Video: Sarah Potter
Marketing Director: Casey Chapman*
Associate Marketing Manager & Webmaster: Joseph Ramski*
*indicates Red Tape Company Member
Meet the Artists
Zach Weinberg* (DIRECTOR, he/him/his) is a Chicago-based theater director, adaptor, and administrator. He is interested in the creation of new, non-traditional works and finding the perfect medium for the message. Zach is a company member and Grants Manager at Red Tape Theatre, and a graduate of Oberlin College. Selected directorial work includes serving as a Directing Apprentice with the late Redmoon Theatre, the 2016 Director’s Haven at Haven Theatre, two original adaptations at Curious Theatre Branch’s Rhinofest: Love in a Maze (’17) and MAY DAY (’18), and the world premiere of 2 unfortunate 2 travel as part of the Prop Thtr’s 2018-19 season.
Sophie Weisskoff (PLAYWRIGHT, she/her/hers) is a Brooklyn-based playwright. She recently contributed text to [50/50] Old School Animation in the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater. Her other plays include Resource Room and Enda and Oona and the Late Night Pop Up Cupcake Competition. She is a 2018 Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow, and is currently pursuing her MFA at Brooklyn College.
Elena Victoria Feliz (CELIA, she/her/hers) is a Chicago based actress and singer and is excited to be back at with Red Tape Theatre so soon! She was last seen as Paul in Red Tape’s production of All Quiet On The Western Front earlier this season. Past theatre credits include Romeo And Juliet with Teatro Vista (Tybalt), Our Town at Redtwist Theatre (Emily), This Boat Called My Body with For Youth Inquiry (Jane), REVOLT! at Visión Latino (Narrator), Gender Breakdown at Collaboraction Theatre (Understudy), and Cosmic Events Are Upon Us with Waltzing Mechanics (Maria Romanov), and In The Heights at MusicalFare Theatre (Nina). Originally from Buffalo, NY she is a graduate of Niagara University. She is proudly represented by Actors Talent Group. You can read more about her work at https://www.elenavictoriafeliz.com/ or on Instagram @felizmeanshappy.
Jalyn Greene (NARRATOR, they/them/she/her) is so happy to be back at Red Tape! They were last scene on the RTT stage as Masha in We Are Pussy Riot! (Or, Everything Is P.R.) Others recent credits include How to Pick a Lock as Zhara (Rhinofest), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs as Cora Flood (U/S) (Eclipse Theatre), The Adventures of Astroman as Dr. Robotica (Runaways Lab), Crumbs from the Table of Joy as Ermina Crump (U/S) (Raven Theatre) and Breathe, Boom as Angel (Eclipse Theatre). Jalyn is also an arts educator for several Chicago theatres including Lifeline Theatre and Emerald City Theatre, as well as CPS schools. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, they received their BFA from Michigan State University.
Aaron Latterell (CAI, he/him/his) makes his Red Tape debut. Recent Chicago credits include The Tempest, Comedy of Errors, Loves Labours Lost (Commission Theatre); Robin Hood & Maid Marian (Strawdog); Deathtrap (Drury Lane); Hamlet (Backroom Shakespeare); The Hammer Trinity (The House); The Temperamentals (About Face) and others. Tours include Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, and Letters Home (Griffin Theatre) TV/Film Credits : Chicago P.D., The Girlfriend Experience, Just Jo. Aaron is represented by Big Mouth Talent.
Brenda Scott Wlazlo* (JANE, she/her/hers) holds a BA in Theater from Florida State University and is a company member at Red Tape. She most recently could be seen in Red Tape’s Jeff Recommended production of All Quiet on the Western Front. In addition, she’s worked Chicago Kids Company, Redtwist Theatre, Red Theater, Chicago Slam Works, Tympanic Theater, Promethean, and Broken Nose Theater (where she is also a proud company member). When not onstage, Brenda can be found in her voice studio narrating audiobooks and coaching. She has over 20 audiobooks published and can be heard on Audible, Itunes, and more. You can check out her work at www.BswVoice.com. She’s thrilled to be a part of this production.
Scot West (JONATHAN/WALDEN, he/him/his) Recent appearances include: Bernard in Arcadia for Promethean Theatre, May the Road Rise Up (directed by Spenser Davis) for Factory Theatre, and Sandra Delgado’s new play Felons and Familias for Theatre By the Lake/Chicago Dramatists. Other Chicago appearances include: John Morrison in Men Should Weep (Non-Equity Jeff for Best Production) at Griffin directed by Robin Witt, Donald Rumsfeld in Lunacy at Jackalope, Trigorin in The Seagull at the Artistic Home , Jean in Miss Julie (Vintage Theatre) as well as work with such companies as Teatro Vista, Raven Theatre, Sideshow Theatre, Buzz22, 16th Street, Door Shakespeare, Iowa Summer Rep, Riverside Theatre, Victory Gardens, among many others. He just finished shooting the short film The Reception this summer, and has an MFA in Acting from Ohio University.
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