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Sean Parris

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  • ​MFA Acting, The Theatre School at DePaul University

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​Sean is a Chicago based actor, writer, and teacher. He was born in Los Angeles, and raised in Miami and Georgia. He has worked with Free Street Theatre (FST) as a vocal coach on a few of their shows, and then co-directed his first show in 2019 (M.A.T.A) in collaboration with FST and the Story Front in Back of the Yards. He has also worked with the MCA as a resident artist in their SPACE program at CURIE High School. As a teacher, he is currently teaching at DePaul University, and has also taught at Black Box Acting Academy. Some of his Chicago credits include: Space Age (FST, a two man show created with real life intimate partner Ricardo Gamoboa); The Magic Play (Goodman Theatre); The Drunken City, Animal Farm, Compass (Steppenwolf Garage); Curve of Departure, The Whipping Man (Northlight Theatre); Seascape (Remy Bumppo); Pornography (Steep Theatre). Regional credits: The Magic Play (The Armory and Syracuse Stage).T.V. Credits include: Chicago P.D. (NBC); The Chi (Showtime); Brujos (Open TV). Film credits include: Christmas Again (Disney Channel and Disney Plus).  Sean received his MFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University and is a graduate of Black Box Acting Academy in Chicago. He is represented by Paonessa Talent.​