Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel is thrilled to be making her Lookingglass debut. Previous Chicago credits include: the critically acclaimed Lela & Co. (Steep Theatre), which earned her a Jeff Award for Performance in a Principal Role–Play, The AbuelasLa Havana Madrid, and i put the fear of mexico in ’em (Teatro Vista), Electra (Court Theatre), You on the Moors Now (The Hypocrites), The Compass (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), The Grown Up (Shattered Globe Theatre), and The Life and Death of Madam Barker (Red Tape Theatre). TV/Film credits include: Chicago Med (NBC), TheChi (Showtime), Empire (Fox), and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cruz received her degree in acting from the Universidad del Salvador. Cruz is an ensemble member at Teatro Vista and is represented by the wonderful people at Stewart Talent.

Bio as of 2019


Debo Balogun is thrilled to be making his Lookingglass debut! Chicago credits: Red Rex, Zurich (Steep Theatre Company); You Can’t Take It With You, Fair Maid of the West (Oak Park Festival Theatre); Mary’s Wedding (First Folio Theatre); Moon Man Walk (Definition Theatre Company); and Bobby Pin Girls (Nothing Without a Company). Debo is an Artistic Associate with Oak Park Festival Theatre and is proudly represented by Gray Talent Group. All the love in the world to his friends, family, and mentors for their undying support.

Bio as of 2019


Linda Gates has worked as a voice and dialect coach both on and off Broadway, Chicago, and regional theatres. Chicago credits include: Lookingglass, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, Eclipse Theatre Company, The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, and Northlight Theatre. She is Head of Voice for the Department of Theatre at Northwestern University. Her book Voice for Performance is published by Applause Books and her new book Speaking in Shakespeare’s Voice: A Guide for the American Actor is being published by Northwestern University Press.

Bio as of 2019

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