Charles Askenaizer (Edward) is thrilled to be making his debut with The Brown Paper Box Company. Recent Chicago acting credits include Run Chris Run (Stone Soup Theatre Co.) Romeo and Juliet (Teatro Vista), The Tempest (City Lit), Elsewhere (The Side Project), No Stopping No Warping No Dying (1-up Productions), and Little Women (Citadel Theatre). Directing credits include Titus Apocalypse (Bare Knuckles Theatre). Charles is also a monologue coach and improvisor. Love and thanks to the family and the bug.
Full name? Charles Askenaizer
Where you were born/raised? Born in California, raised in New Hampshire, wound up somewhere in the middle.
Your role within the SPIKE HEELS family? Actor playing Edward
How would you describe your character? You'll have to see the show :-)
In 5 words, how do you describe SPIKE HEELS? Kinky, fun, dangerous, kinky, sexy.
How would you describe Theresa's writing? See above.
What's your favorite kind of shoe? Ones with good support.
Who would play you in the Lifetime movie of your life? I've been hearing Matt Smith from Doctor Who a lot recently.
Special hidden talent? Headstands!
Something you're REALLY bad at? ???? Everything just takes practice.
Favorite Chicago neighborhood? Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village
Current local show you've been recommending to friends? Airline Highway at Steppenwolf
Most played song on your iPod? "Angel's Prayer" by Ty Burhoe (spiritual yoga-y song) and "Repeating Motion" by RAC
Pop culture guilty pleasure? Grocery store rag mags.
Three things you can't live without? Fat cat, fat cat, and fat cat.
"I'll never understand why…" Fat cat will not make a cameo in our show.
SPIKE HEELS runs January 23–February 8, 2015 at THE WEST STAGE AT THE RAVEN THEATRE COMPLEX. Thursdays–Saturdays @ 8 PM and Sundays @ 3:30 PM. Tickets are available at http://spikeheelschi.bpt.me.
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