Cara Olansky

A Massachusetts native, Cara has been in Chicago since 2006. Before making her official transfer from the North East, she received her BA in Theatre Performance from Butler University. While enrolled at Butler, she spent a semester in London studying Comedy, and Playwriting at Middlesex University. There she wrote her original script “Rhythms of the Underground”, which made its Chicago debut with Dramatis Personae in 2008. To further her theater practices, Cara has trained with Black Box Acting Studios, The Actors Studio, 2nd Story, Bread and Puppet Theatre, Claire Simon Casting, Profiles Theater, and Will Powers’ Hip Hop Theater. Some of her favorite credits include “Josie” in The Skryker (Butler University), “Erzulie” in The Voodoo Chalk Circle (The State), “Harriet” in Ozma and Harriet (Tympanic Theater Company), “Mayella” in To Kill a Mockingbird (Theater in the Open), “Katherine” in The Taming of the Shrew (Theater in the Open), and “Marcia Marie” in Where’s My Money? (Dramatis Personae). Cara spends her days loving her job as the Drama and Visual Arts Program Coordinator and lead teacher of a Bucktown Preschool. Love to my family and ’05.


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