Celeste M. Cooper
CELESTE M. COOPER is extremely grateful to make her Court Theatre debut! Celeste most recently appeared in Eclipse Theatre’s production of Our Lady of 121st Street. Theatre credits include: Measure for Measure (Goodman); Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse/nominated for Best Featured Actress from BTAA), Never the Sinner (Victory Gardens Theater), Ruined (Eclipse), Animal Farm (understudy, Steppenwolf), The Hammer Trinity (House/Adrienne Arsht in Miami), The Mecca Tales (Chicago Dramatists), How We Got On (Citadel), and her original one woman shows Fight 4 Your Life, and later The Incredible Cece (MPAACT & Stage 773). Celeste won the Most Promising Actress Award from the Black Theatre Alliance for her portrayal of Josephine in Ruined, which led her to becoming an ensemble member and casting associate with Eclipse Theatre Company. Her TV/Film credits include a recurring role on Chicago PD (NBC), Spike Lee’s Chiraq, and Sense8 (Netflix). Ms. Cooper has a BA in Speech Communications and Theatre from Tennessee State University and an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Celeste is incredibly thankful for Papa God, family, friends like family, and the lovely ladies at Paonessa Talent Agency.
James Vincent Meredith
SEAN PARRIS (Guy) was born in L.A., raised in Miami and Georgia, with parents from Barbados and a stepfather from Ohio. He currently lives in Pilsen with boyfriend Ricardo Gamboa. Sean received his MFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University. He is a graduate of Black Box Acting Academy and staff writer for the podcast PleasureTown in Chicago. He is excited to be making his Court Theatre debut. Chicago credits include: Space Age, a two man show, created with real life intimate partner Ricardo Gamboa; The Magic Play, The Solid Sand Below (Goodman Theatre); Compass, The Drunken City, Animal Farm (Steppenwolf); The Whipping Man (Northlight Theatre); Seascape (Remy Bumppo); Pornography (Steep Theatre); Shakespeare's Greatest Hits (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); and A Girl With Sun in Her Eyes (Pinebox Theatre). Television credit: Sickos (Gun Collective). Next, he will be seen in the OpenTV’s original web series BRUJOS. He is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency. Love to Mom, Ricardo Gamboa, and to all family, friends, and the ladies of Paonessa Talent.