CHARLES ASKENAIZER   Charles graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Theatre and communications. He has worked professionally in Chicago as an actor and director for 7 years. Recent directing credits include  Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Two Gentlemen of Verona,  and  The Difference.  Charles has worked with Citadel Theatre, the Artistic Home, City Lit, Raven, Brown Paper Box, and many more.

CHARLES ASKENAIZER

Charles graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Theatre and communications. He has worked professionally in Chicago as an actor and director for 7 years. Recent directing credits include Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Difference. Charles has worked with Citadel Theatre, the Artistic Home, City Lit, Raven, Brown Paper Box, and many more.

  JOSEPH BEAL   Joe is proud to be a founding member of Invictus Theatre. He appeared most recently in a staged reading of "The Difference," directed by Charles Askenaizer, as part of Piccolo Theatre's reading series for new works. Joe's other work for Piccolo includes Frank in "The Memory of Water," Alex in "The Misanthrope," and Lumpkin in "Smash." Joe has also appeared as Uncle Rupert in “The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue” for Dead Writers Theatre Collective, and several staged readings for Pride Films and Plays Gay Film Weekend. Joe created the role of Commander Gates in "American Bacchae" (Rhinofest 2013), and appeared as Reg Nuttall in "Butley" (Hubris Productions), and multiple characters in Oracle Theatre's "The Original Radio Goggles: The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." Prior to that he lived in Sydney, Australia for three years, where he enjoyed working on "The Laramie Project," "Our Town," and "The Voysey Inheritance." Joe was an original cast member of the long-running "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" Look for Joe in the upcoming short film “Ghosts Still Cry,” directed by Keith Dukavicius.

JOSEPH BEAL

Joe is proud to be a founding member of Invictus Theatre. He appeared most recently in a staged reading of "The Difference," directed by Charles Askenaizer, as part of Piccolo Theatre's reading series for new works. Joe's other work for Piccolo includes Frank in "The Memory of Water," Alex in "The Misanthrope," and Lumpkin in "Smash." Joe has also appeared as Uncle Rupert in “The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue” for Dead Writers Theatre Collective, and several staged readings for Pride Films and Plays Gay Film Weekend. Joe created the role of Commander Gates in "American Bacchae" (Rhinofest 2013), and appeared as Reg Nuttall in "Butley" (Hubris Productions), and multiple characters in Oracle Theatre's "The Original Radio Goggles: The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." Prior to that he lived in Sydney, Australia for three years, where he enjoyed working on "The Laramie Project," "Our Town," and "The Voysey Inheritance." Joe was an original cast member of the long-running "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" Look for Joe in the upcoming short film “Ghosts Still Cry,” directed by Keith Dukavicius.

  Robert Vignisson   Robert is a Columbia College Chicago graduate who recently moved back to Chicago from Austin, Texas where his credits included Todd Wallinger’s  Kill the Critic,  Joanna Garner’s  100 Heartbreaks ( Nominated For The 2015 B. Iden Payne Awards (Austin) For Best Original Score And Featured Musical Performance.) ,  the  14/48 Play Festival,  and Candyce Rusk’s  A Shining Attribute .  Before moving to Austin, Robert was an active member of the theater community in Chicago working with theater’s/companies such as Strawdog Theatre, Redtwist Theatre, Cold Basement Dramatics, and Mary-Arrchie Theatre.  Since moving back to Chicago, Robert has jumped straight back into the community and was cast as an understudy at Raven Theatre’s production of Richard Greenberg’s  The Assembled Parties,  and was most recently been cast in City Lit’s world premier of Douglas Post’s  Forty-Two Stories.  He is thrilled to be a part of the Invictus Theatre family.  Robert is also an avid musician playing guitar and drums in multiple bands and having written music for theatre productions. Robert is from Iceland, ask him about it, he loves to talk about it.

Robert Vignisson

Robert is a Columbia College Chicago graduate who recently moved back to Chicago from Austin, Texas where his credits included Todd Wallinger’s Kill the Critic, Joanna Garner’s 100 Heartbreaks (Nominated For The 2015 B. Iden Payne Awards (Austin) For Best Original Score And Featured Musical Performance.), the 14/48 Play Festival, and Candyce Rusk’s A Shining Attribute.

Before moving to Austin, Robert was an active member of the theater community in Chicago working with theater’s/companies such as Strawdog Theatre, Redtwist Theatre, Cold Basement Dramatics, and Mary-Arrchie Theatre.

Since moving back to Chicago, Robert has jumped straight back into the community and was cast as an understudy at Raven Theatre’s production of Richard Greenberg’s The Assembled Parties, and was most recently been cast in City Lit’s world premier of Douglas Post’s Forty-Two Stories. He is thrilled to be a part of the Invictus Theatre family.

Robert is also an avid musician playing guitar and drums in multiple bands and having written music for theatre productions. Robert is from Iceland, ask him about it, he loves to talk about it.

  TODD H. FAULSTICH

TODD H. FAULSTICH