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Meet our hot new faces of chicago theatre, class of 2017
" Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel grew up and trained in Buenos Aries, Argentina, and came to Chicago with her husband, now a doctoral student at the University of Chicago. The 32-year-old says it took her at least a year to figure out the dos and don’ts of auditions in the United States, and to find her way around Chicago’s theater scene. But then she found Steep Theatre and triumphed in “Lela & Co,” in the monster-sized title role. She says that the moment she read Cordelia Lynn’s script, she knew it would change her life."
OUR TOP 10 stage performances of 2017
Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, “Lela & Co.” at Steep Theatre: This Argentina-born Chicago actress had to carry “Lela & Co.” pretty much on her back. This was a formidable feat not just for the size and scope of the title role but for the toll that it takes on a performer to so deeply and truthfully inhabit a woman whose experience is of objectification, agony and abuse. All that said, Lela remains an inveterate and optimistic storyteller, and that was captured by Gonzalez-Cadel, who offered up herself in service of the emancipatory power of telling your own story."
Best Chicago Theatre of 2017: These shows gave voice to our moment
"Lela & Co.," Steep Theatre: Another tiny Chicago theater at the top of the list, Steep Theater was the perfect home for Cordelia Lynn's intense play about a wonderfully spirited woman who suffered constant abuse at the hands of men. Also in tune with the events of 2017, "Lela & Co." managed to be both horrifying and ennobling of its empathetic central character, a woman whose resilient spirit crossed border after border in search of peace and satisfaction. Robin Witt's direction was unstinting and the central performance, from the relative newcomer Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, was the rare tour de force that did full justice to the term.
cast and creatives announced for la havana madrid
"Teatro Vista has announced the cast and creatives for the world premiere reincarnation of LA HAVANA MADRID by Sandra Delgado. Directed by Cheryl Lynn-Bruce, the production features Delgado, Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Phoebe González, Tommy Rivera-Vega, Donovan Diaz, Mike Oquendo, Krystal Ortiz and Marvin Quijada."
teatro vista taps new managing and development director along with six new ensemble members
CHICAGO – Teatro Vista Executive Artistic Director Ricardo Gutiérrez announced today the addition of six top Chicago Latinx theater artists to the company’s ensemble: Isaac Gomez, Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Eddie Martinez, J. Salomé Martinez Jr., Ayssette Muñoz and Nate Santana. “It is with great honor and excitement that we add these dynamic and creative artists to our Teatro Vista ensemble,” said Gutiérrez. “Based on our work together, we know Cruz, Isaac, Eddie, Sal, Ayssette and Nate will allow us to widen the scope of our ensemble work and participation.”
you on the moors now to make chicago premiere with the hypocrites
You on the Moors Now sets heroines from the 19th-century novels of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters in a mythical place of Moors. When our heroines receive proposals of marriage, they decide to escape. The men subsequently wage war on the women, starting the Moors Wars.
The cast will feature Japhet Balaban, Maurice Demus, Tien Doman, Emjoy Gavino, Desmond Gray, Deanna Myers, Josh Odor, and Brittney Love Smith with Chris Acevedo, Breon Arzell, Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Edward Mawere, Sarah Price, and Sarai Rodrigues.
casting announced for michael rohd's 'the compass'
Steppenwolf for Young Adults has announced casting for "The Compass," a world-premiere production devised and directed by Michael Rohd.
Ensemble member Tim Hopper, along with Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Ariana Burks, Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Johnathan Nieves and Sean Parris will star.
Best of 2013: 10 outstanding ensembles in Chicago theater
"Brought to giddy life by performers like Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Derek Van Barham, Donnell Williams, Carrie Drapac, and Ricky Harris only enhanced one of the most delightfully weird shows of the year."