The Critics

THE CRITIC

Christopher Kidder-Mostrom
Christopher Kidder-Mostrom

Theatre By Numbers’s founder Christopher Kidder-Mostrom is a theatre professional (read: actor, director, acting coach, and playwright) in Chicago, IL.

Christopher began his career as a theatre critic in 2004 as one of the official bloggers of the Minnesota Fringe Festival website (otherwise known as the League of Extraordinary Fringers).  He continued there through the 2007 Fringe Festival.  His column was often the most read on the site.

In 2008, Christopher took his column to The City Pages (citypages.com).   And in 2009 he wrote reviews for Secrets Of The City (secretsofthecity.com, formerly The Rake Magazine).

The summer of 2010 marked a major change for Kidder-Mostrom.  He and his theatre company (Commedia Beauregard) relocated to Chicago, IL.  In the subsequent years he spent all his time trying to teach actors to speak Klingon (he’s the creator of A Klingon Christmas Carol) and keeping a small non-profit theatre company afloat.

Now, Christopher is back in the critic’s seat.  He pens reviews for Newcity Magazine (www.newcitystage.com) as well as for his own site (which you’re reading right now).

Sean M. Wagner (Maggie)
Sean M. Wagner (Maggie)

Sean M. Wagner (Maggie) is a playwright and songwriter who makes her home in Chicago. Chris first met Maggie when he reviewed her show MacBlank at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in 2004 (It was brilliant!). Since then she attended DePaul for Playwriting; has worked at Chicago Dramatists, Commedia Beauregard, and Midwest New Musicals; and is one of the founders of The Enthusiasts Theatre Company here in Chicago.


PAST CONTRIBUTORS

Jackie Davies
Jackie Davies

Jackie Davies is a playwright, director, and actress who resides and works in the Chicago area.  She is a founding member of Chicago’s Crowded Tub Collective, and is a proud graduate of the University of Montana MFA- Acting program.  Jackie has been seen on the stages of the Milwaukee Rep, Seanachi, TwoPence, and Commedia Beauregard (where she is a Company Member).