Spiel Chicago Episode Thirteen: Avi Roque

Spiel Chicago Episode Thirteen: Avi Roque

Pictured: Avi Roque. Photo by Ian McLaren. 

SPIEL CHICAGO is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the progressive and thoughtful work of women in Chicago theater. To listen to past Spiel Chicago podcasts click here.

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.

You can see Avi now in MEN ON BOATS, a PerformInk critic’s pick,
 at American Theatre Company, running through February 12th.  

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Smyra Yawn

Since 2011 Smyra Yawn has worked as a stage manager, production manager, business manager and teacher in Chicago. She enjoys also coffee and gardening.