Gregor Mortis

Andrew Bedno

Mike "H-Dog" Browarski

Mike "Four/4" Brunner

Regina Buccola

William Darkė
& The Psycho Circus

Rachel Decker

Defiant Theatre Company

John DeLeonardis

AJ Esbrook

Mark Faje

Dara Gannon

Geoffrey Fingerhut

Alan Gold

Carm Grisolia

Cathy Haibach

Tom Hickey

The Higgins Family

Gail Knox

Nikki Lopez

Cristie Mather

Ron Mather

Daniel Myers

David Myers

Brian Miller

Rich "Ram" Moore

Richard "Chip" Rosenthal

Daniel Rowley

Karl Sacksteder

Mikel Samson

Madeline Schwartz

Brian Shaw

Cynthia Simms

Joe Swain

David Trantina

Reverend J Vela

James "Jaz" Zoccoli

Rachel Decker Rachel Decker

Rachel Decker
the lighting goddess of Charybdis

Let not our babbling dreams affright our souls;
Conscience is but a word that cowards use,
Devis'd at first to keep the strong in awe:
Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law.
March on, join bravely, let us to't pell-mell;
If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.

Shakespeare, "Richard III"

does it: designer.stage manager.carpenter.writer.singer.piano player.stitcher.reader.actress.artist.

loves it: light.the absence of Stewart

I moved to Chicago from a cheese factory small town in Wisconsin, and began working as a freelance electrician for theatres. Not really knowing what to expect from big city life, I thought I would have to wait for years and kiss countless asses before I had the chance to design lights or create art that would be shown. Instead, I somehow found myself at Charybdis. I jumped pell-mell into it, and it's a place that has given me freedom to express myself artistically, and in more fields than lighting. Since I have been involved with Charybdis, I've put talents to use that would have otherwise been forgotten or neglected. I'm still working as a freelance electrician and slowly working my way up the ladder, but I am armed with the knowledge that my creativity is encouraged and appreciated at Charybdis. I am amazed by how much support the members give each other.

I encourage others to jump into the maelstrom and experience the glorious tumult that is Charybdis. It's a wild ride, so hang on tight - but don't worry, you won't drown.

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