Kane Repertory Theatre
is officially a
501(c)(3) Arts Organization!
We have officially been granted 501(c)(3) status!
This is an amazing step in our mission to serve our community with theatre, education, and outreach.
This also means that donations to Kane Repertory Theatre may be tax-deductible!
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Rob is a native Chicagoan but has performed in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Michigan. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Science and spent 26 years as a programmer and manager with IBM. Currently, he works by day as a tutor teaching test prep, English, and speech. By night, he is a veteran actor of over 90 plays. Chicago area credits include Bloomsday (Remy Bumppo); Swamp Baby (MPAACT); Plainclothes (Broken Nose – Jeff Best Ensemble winner); For the Loyal and The North Pool (Interrobang Project – Jeff Award Best Play finalist); Laramie Project and Time Stands Still (Aston Rep); Moon Over Buffalo (Brightside Theater); The Rainmaker (BoHo Theatre); True West (Shattered Globe); Light Up the Sky and Other People’s Money (Citadel Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Metropolis Performing Arts); Be My Baby (Steel Beam Theatre). Most recently he performed as Andy in Love Letters (Beverly Arts Center) and the narrator for the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra’s production of Peter and the Wolf. Rob is the author of thirty plays and three wonderful children – Andrew, Tommy, and Lizzie.
Emily Vitrano is an actor and teaching artist. Her regional credits include: A Small Fire (Next Act Theatre); Lettice and Lovage (Renaissance Theaterworks); Pride and Prejudice (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); Picnic (Milwaukee Chamber Theatre); Lombardi, The Only Thing (Next Act Theatre); and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Allentown Shakespeare in the Park). Emily has also appeared on television on WTMJ-4 News as the morning traffic reporter, as well as in a national commercial for Batteries/Bulbs Plus, and regional commercials for Mills Fleet Farm, Sanford Brown University, and Walgreens. Emily is looking forward to playing the role of Jen in Renaissance Theaterworks' production of The Cake in the fall of 2020.
Emily holds an MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University and a BFA in Acting Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and is represented by Paonessa Talent in Chicago. You can learn more about Emily on her website at
Joel is thrilled to be a small part of the rich St. Charles Community with Kane Reportory Theatre! Past KRT credits: Our Town. Chicago Theater credits: Grant in Othello; Theater Wit, The African Company Presents: Richard III; Oak Park Festival Theatre. Regional Theater credits: As You Like It; Shakespeare Theatre Company, Amadeus; Center Stage Baltimore, Two Gentleman of Verona, Tale of Two Cities, Sense and Sensibility; Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Titus Andronicus; Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Education: MFA; Northern Illinois University.
Elise Delap holds her MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. Previous acting credits include Louise in Gypsy (Footlite Musicals), Cordelia in King Lear (University of Indianapolis), Laura in The Glass Menagerie (NIU), Ophelia in Hamlet (NIU), and Elena in Paper Swords (Chicago Musical Theatre Festival). During Kane Repertory's inaugural production of Our Town, Elise had the pleasure of playing Emily Webb. Assistant Director credits include: On Clover Road (The Phoenix Theatre) and The Great Gatsby (Indiana Repertory Theatre). Elise also freelances as an acting/audition coach for young, aspiring artists. Elise received her Bachelors of Science in Theatre with a Concentration in Musical Theatre from The University of Indianapolis.
Avery Bowne is an actor and theatre-maker based in Chicago and is the managing director of Kane Rep. Avery was born in Marietta, Georgia, and he spent most of his life growing up around the theatre scene in Atlanta. After receiving his BFA in Acting from Brenau University he moved to DeKalb, Illinois to pursue his MFA in Acting at Northern Illinois University. Avery is excited to be one of the founding members of Kane Repertory Theatre. He is passionate about bringing exciting theatre to new audiences, and doing his part to be the change he wants to see. Recent credits include: U/S Praed in Mrs. Warren's Profession (Promethean Theatre Ensemble), George in Our Town (Kane Rep.), Boo in The Marriage of Bette and Boo (NIU). He is proud to be represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent.