Brenda Barrie (Portia) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she appeared as Mary Stanley in Elizabeth Rex. Other Chicago credits include: The Nutcracker (The House Theatre of Chicago); The How and the Why (ETOPiA/Northwestern University); Middletown, Sex with Strangers (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Memory, Aunt Dan and Lemon, How I Learned to Drive, Waiting for Lefty, Beauty on the Vine (Backstage Theatre Company); The Ruby Sunrise (The Gift Theatre); Mrs. Caliban, Mariette in Ecstasy (Lifeline Theatre); Graceland (Profiles Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire (Metropolis Performing Arts Centre); Ala Caravaggio (Silk Road Rising). Ms. Barrie has numerous commercial and independent film credits. Her television credits include Chicago Code (FOX) and the upcoming season of Pedal America (PBS). Ms. Barrie received her BFA in theater from the University of Indianapolis and studied theater at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.
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