Charles Andrew Gardner, a native Chicagoan whose career spans TV, film, theatre, commercials, and voice over — is thrilled to be making his 16th Street Theater debut in this brilliant and timely play. Charles is a proud company member of Timeline Theatre Company, where he previously appeared in Paradise Blue (BTAA nomination for Best Featured Actor) and My Kind of Town (BTAA nomination for Best Actor), for which Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune named him one of 2012s “Hot New Faces to Watch”. Other Chicago theatre credits include Objects in the Mirror, Stop.Reset.(us), and Buzzer(us) at Goodman Theatre; How Long Will I Cry at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Macbeth and Othello at The Suitcase Shakespeare Company; The Great Fire(us) at Lookingglass Theatre Company and Spectacle Lunatique at Redmoon Theater. On-camera credits include The Chi and Chicago PD; feature films Olympia, Noise and Color, and Every 21 Seconds; as well as multiple national commercials for brands including Hyundai, Liberty Mutual, Ford, AT&T, Pepsi Co. McDonald’s, Comcast, Walmart, and Dunkin’ Donuts. In addition to his work on stage and in front of the camera, Mr. Gardner is an on set acting coach for Hulu’s Utopia, an acting teacher at the Acting Studio Chicago, a teaching artist with Timeline, Steppenwolf and Goodman theaters, and the owner of Crosshatch Coaching — a private coaching service for actors. Mr. Gardner is also proud to serve as the Chicago Local President of SAG-AFTRA.