WHO IS THIS GUY?
Andrew J. Pond: moved to Chicago in 2002 from South Florida, where he had studied with the likes of Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, José Quintero, and Charles Nelson Reilly. While there, he taught and directed at both InterAct Summer camp, and the Miami Shores Theatre's summer camp. Since moving to Chicago from the tropics (for the weather), he has worked extensively as an actor, director, and playwright with several children’s theatres, is a founder of Eclectic Full Contact Theatre in Chicago, and has appeared in Eclectic productions of The Seagull, A Christmas Carol, Moon Over Buffalo, Take Me Out, Music From a Sparkling Planet, Complete Works of William Shakespeare(Abridged), and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. He has performed at the Metropolis Theatre, Redtwist, Circle Theatre, Piccolo, and Theo Ubique, teaches drama classes for all ages at several theatre companies, is an Elvis impersonator, juggler, magician, balloon artist, plays with puppets, does Muppet voices, performs stand-up comedy, and has a degree in philosophy so he can use words like “epistemology” at parties. Otherwise, he is completely normal.