Meet the team of BARBECUE APOCALYPSE - Lana Whittington (Assistant Director/Fight and Intimacy Direc

Lana Whittington is thrilled to be working with Cuckoo's Theater Project! Originally from Dallas she started working in theatre from a young age and graduated with a BFA in acting from Oklahoma City University. She has been working around Chicago as a violence designer and actor since relocating in 2015. Her recent works include L'IMITATION OF LIFE (Fight Director) (Hell in a Handbag Productions), YANK! (Fight Director) (Pride Films and Plays), ASHES OF LIGHT (Fight Director) (UrbanTheater Company) and INTO THE WOODS (Fight Director) (Metropolis Performing Arts Centre). She is certified with Fight Directors of Canada and SAFD and also works with Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company regularly.

Get to know Lana!

TCTP: What is your weapon of choice in the apocalypse?

LW: If I had to chose only one weapon (which would never be the case) I would probably have a machete on hand always. Other weapons would include a bat, bow and arrow, and hunting knife.

TCTP: What’s your signature dish that you bring to barbecues?

LW: Baked Beans! My mom's recipe only.

TCTP: Which character in BARBECUE APOCALYPSE are you actually most like?

LW: I feel like I'm most like Deb, always trying to impress and I'm the mom of the group.

TCTP: What’s your favorite end of the world movie and/or book?

LW: My favorite Apocalypse book is World War Z and My favorite movie is Zombieland

TCTP: What kind of apocalypse (zombie, nuclear, environmental, etc.) would you survive the longest in?

LW: Probably a zombie apocalypse.

Check out Lana's work in BARBECUE APOCALYPSE running 18 - July 21 at Prop Thtr.

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