Esteban Andres Cruz was born in Berwyn and raised in Cicero, IL. Last seen in Small Jokes About Monsters, Esteban has been at 16th Street for 3 seasons. Previously he performed as Theo the Koala in Koalas and as Tacho in Into The Beautiful North. Other Chicago credits include Angel in Rent (David Cromer, Dir), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Domesticated at Steppenwolf, Streetcar Named Desire at Writers’, Victory Gardens, About Face, Factory, Jackelope, The Hypocrites, The House, Oak Park Festival and Raven Theater (*Jesus Hopped the A Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis). Regional: Ariella Vargas in Charm (LA), Cousin Julio in Motherfucker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis (San Diego), Oklahoma (TATC), Untitled new work by Stephen Adly Guirgis with the LAByrinth Theater in NY (BARN Series ‘18 & ‘19). Upcoming: Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven (world premiere by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Atlantic Theatre, NY November 2019), The Mousetrap (Court Theatre, Chicago January 2020). Films: Spa Night (Independent Spirit Cassevetti Award), A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Valley of Bones, The Thin Line. Television: Easy, Chicago Fire, The Bridge, IdiotSitter, You’re The Worst, Awkward. Awards: 2018 TCG’s Fox Foundation Actor Fellowship, After Dark Award: Best Choreography and *2009 Jeff Award for Best Actor. Esteban is additionally 16th Street Theater’s Artistic Trustee on the Board of Directors and Artist in Residence 2018-2020.