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ZACHARY STEVENSON is a proud Artistic Affiliate of American Blues Theater. He is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning actor, songwriter and musical director. He is best known at Blues for his Jeff Award winning performance as Buddy in the Buddy Holly Story and is eager to return as musical director in the upcoming production of Green Day’s American Idiot. In addition to his work at Blues, Zachary has performed principle roles in Million Dollar Quartet, Fire, Hank Williams: the Show He Never Gave, Ring of Fire, the Ballad of Phil Ochs and Assassins on stages across Canada and the US. Zachary plays in several bands as a singer, guitarist and pianist. He holds a BFA from the University of Victoria and is a member of the American Federation of Musicians and Actor’s Equity in both Canada and the US.
MANNY BUCKLEY is a proud Ensemble of American Blues Theater. He is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning actor and teaching artist, writer and director. In addition to American Blues, he’s worked at theaters throughout Chicago and the U.S. His stage work has been seen at Steppenwolf, including an originating lead performance in Hit the Wall that was named one of the best performances of the year by the Chicago Tribune and New Yorker magazine, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Shattered Globe, House Theatre of Chicago, Cincinnati Children’s Theatre, Studio Theatre, and many others. Manny’s screen credits include Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, Pilgrim, Sugar, Chicago Fire (NBC), Sirens (USA) and Proven Innocent (Fox). He is a member of Actor’s Equity, SAG-AFRTA and the Dramatists Guild. Mr. Buckley coaches privately and guest lectures in Chicago.
DAWN BACH is a proud Ensemble member of American Blues Theater. A member since 1993, sje most recently appeared in the 2019 Ripped Festival. An AEA actress, Dawn has appeared in numerous American Blues productions over the years, including Catch-22, A Stone Carver, On the Waterfront, Dark at the Top of the Stairs. She served as musical director/composer for Medea and wrote original music for Toys in the Attic, for which she received the After Dark Award for outstanding original music. She has been seen in numerous industrial films as well as on the stages of Northlight (Cowgirls, Smoke on the Mountain) and Goodman (A Christmas Carol). She currently serves as Assistant Speech Coach for Downers Grove North High School and as a speech judge for District 99. In the Forensics world, she competed at the Regional, Sectional and State levels in high school, placing first through fourth 37 times at invitationals, and winning four State medals: 2nd in Dramatic Interp, 5th and 2nd places in Verse (Poetry), and 1st in Oratorical Declamation. She continued competing in Prose while at the University of Iowa. She specializes in interp, book and all public address events.
CAMILLE ROBINSON is a proud Artistic Affiliate of American Blues Theater. She has been with the company since 2016, after making her debut in the critically-acclaimed production of Little Shop of Horrors. She has also appeared in 4 productions of Blues’ smash holiday tradition, It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!. In the 8 years that Camille has been a professional actor, she has been on many stages in the greater Chicagoland area. Some of her favorites include: Firebrand Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Goodman Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre and American Blues Theatre, of course! Camille can also be seen as Nurse Tanya on NBC’s Chicago Med. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association and represented by Gray Talent Group. camille-robinson.com
CHRISTOPHER J. NEVILLE is a proud Ensemble member of American Blues Theater. Christopher was first exposed to the mind-body connection yoga can cultivate in 2009, and, has since, found his way into Chicago’s vibrant yoga culture. With a career in theatre design, he became aware of the many physical and mental stressors impacting the artist community. To combat those strenuous conditions, Chris threw down his mat and pursued teacher training with David Duerkop at The Chicago School of Yoga in 2014. Chris’s Vinyasa classes contain a safe and casual environment that allows students comfort and the freedom to deepen their practice- and hopefully with a laugh.