I've been acting professionally since just before I graduated from the University of Chicago as a Theater and Performance Studies major in 2012. Over the course of my career, I have appeared onstage in more than twenty plays, as well as a number of festivals and other short form projects. On this page, you can find information about some select favorites from my production history, in Chicago and beyond. To view my acting résumé, click here. Full acting credits are available on request.
Botticelli in the Fire
By Jordan Tannahill
Lorenzo De' Medici
First Floor Theater
The Den, Chicago
Playboy Sandro Botticelli has it all: talent, fame, good looks. He also has the ear – and the wife – of Lorenzo de Medici, as well as the Renaissance’s hottest young apprentice, Leonardo Da Vinci. But while at work on his breakthrough commission, ‘The Birth of Venus’, Botticelli’s devotion to pleasure and beauty is put to the ultimate test. As the plague sweeps through the city, the charismatic friar Savonarola starts to stoke the fires of dissent against the liberal elite. Botticelli finds the life he knows breaking terrifyingly apart, forcing him to choose between love and survival. Jordan Tannahill’s hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy questions the value of art at the collapse of society.
"Cutler and Barron excel at playing the cat-and-mouse game of high-society spouses who are far less sure of each other and themselves than they let on." - Kerry Reid, The Chicago Reader
"The battling Medicis - played with humor and power by Neala Barron and Andrew Cutler..." - Delven Shaw, Chicago Stage and Screen.
"Andrew Cutler (h/h) is a perfectly smashing Lorenzo De Medici..." - Sarz Maxwell, Buzz Center Stage
"First Floor Theater company member Andrew Cutler is a strong, intense and frightening Lorenzo de’ Medici..." - Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
By Will Arbery
Directed by Audrey Francis
First Floor Theater/Steppenwolf LookOut
Tonight, and later, and earlier, three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues. Isabel's got pains. Anne's got slugs. And Genevieve doesn't want to talk about hers. She just wants you to eat the damn hummus (she made it!) Fresh from its wildly successful Off-Broadway debut and remount that TimeOut NY called “experimental theater perfection,” Plano is “as funny as it is powerfully disturbing” (Vulture.) Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Audrey Francis returns to direct at First Floor Theater, where she previously co-directed FFT’s first production in 2012.
"The cast is stellar across the board..." – Alex Huntsberger, TimeOut Chicago
"...you always feel like you are having a substantial kind of evening, alongside gifted Chicago actors, who value your time and understand ensemble, unease, sisterhood," – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Hooded; or Being Black for Dummies
By Terreance Arvelle Chisholm
Directed by Mikael Burke
First Floor Theater
The Den, Chicago
Marquis and Tru are both fourteen year old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a book smart prep-schooler living in the affluent suburb of Achievement Heights; while Tru is a street savvy kid from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their worlds overlap one day in a holding cell. Tru decides that Marquis has lost his “blackness” and pens a how-to manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies.” He assumes the role of professor, but Marquis proves to be a reluctant pupil. They butt heads, debate, wrestle, and ultimately prove that Nietzsche and 2pac were basically saying the same thing.
The cast received a Non-Equity Jeff Award Nomination for best Ensemble in 2019. The Production as a whole was also nominated.