Kirsten Fitzgerald, a teacher in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Acting program, has a featured role in The Exorcist, Fox TV’s filmed-in-Chicago series about demonic possession. Fitzgerald plays Maria Walters, a regular character in the drama, described as “slightly sinister” in a recent article on the website Monsters & Critics. Fitzgerald is one of Chicago’s busiest actresses, with credits at such theatres as Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. She is also artistic director of A Red Orchid Theatre, one of Chicago’s most acclaimed theatre ensembles, and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role for A Red Orchid’s 2006 production of The Sea Horse.
Fitzgerald is currently co-starring in Harold Pinter’s drama The Room, which features production design by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Grant Sabin ’05 (scenic design) and Claire Chrzan ’11 (lighting design), both graduates of Columbia’s Theatre Design program. The show runs through November 13 at A Red Orchid Theatre, located at 1531 N. Wells in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. For tickets, call 312-943-8722 or click here.