Since 2011 Smyra Yawn has worked as a stage manager, production manager, business manager and teacher in Chicago. She enjoys also coffee and gardening.
Pictured: Avi Roque. Photo by Ian McLaren.
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When I saw The Jades’ production of An Alamanc for Farmers and Lovers in Mexico last year, I was totally captivated by the actor who played San Cristobal: Avi Roque. I did a little research and learned that Avi is just as cool and interesting as they seemed–and so lovely to talk to.
Avi is neutral gender and uses the pronouns they/them/theirs. We were able to talk a little about their work and the impact that being non-binary has had on their professional life.