Hampstead Stage hires professional actors who truly believe in the work we do. All of our actors have a college degree, and are hired from professional acting conferences. Although we hire new actors every year, most come back to tour with us again. See all the new and familiar faces who make up the Hampstead family below!

About Our Actors

Little Bits of Light
Chicago Staged Reading Cast

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Lizzie Cutrupi (Pepicek) is thrilled to take part in Little Bits of Light! She is a recent graduate from Oklahoma City University, and is new to Chicago. She currently teaches TYA with Windy City Performs. Previous theatre credits include: Music Theatre of Madison, Capital City Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Madison, Four Seasons Theatre. Toda Raba to Jay, Anna, Amanda, and the entire cast/crew for this opportunity. .יהיה בסדר 

 Michael Dritto (Werner) graduated from UCF with his BFA in Acting. He was most recently seen in Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Winter Garden Theatre and part of Collaboraction's Peacebook series at the Goodman. He is always happy to work with Hampstead Stage. He looks forward to this occasion and all the ones to follow. You can follow Michael as he leaves the theatre, but not on social media. Thank you to Kristina for your love and support.

 Julia Germeroth (Jacob/Ruth/Red Cross/SS Man 2) is a recent graduate from CCPA at Roosevelt University with a BFA in Acting and a recent graduate from The Second City Conservatory. She is so excited to work with Hampstead Stage for the first time! Other credits include Feste in “Twelfth Night” (Theatre Evolve), Woman in “The Vagina Monologues” (Aleotoric Theatre Co.), and Masha in “The Seagull” (Roosevelt University). ig: @juliathegulia

Van Ferro (Honza/Hana/SS Man 1) has been featured in NBC’s Chicago Fire, Fox’s Empire & Netflix’s Easy (TV) among many credits; Furnished (Cveepy Prod.), Bigger and Better Things (Daniel Cooper) (film) among many credits; as well as multiple theatrical productions such as The Producers & Curtains (OLPD); The Odd Couple, Little Women & The Lump (MPTG); among others, over the past few years. He would like to thank HSC for the opportunity to play these amazing deep characters. 



Sophia Pietrkowski (Stage Directions) is a Chicago native recently graduated from CalArts with a BFA in Acting. She is an actor, writer, devisor, and community engagement artist that creates work about critical social issues. Her work has gone up at Collaboraction and the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Most recently, she landed a lead role in Elizabeth Hancuch’s short film titled My Favorite Ex Girlfriend. She is excited to work with Hampstead Stage for the first time!