Tiffany Bedwell

MISSION: To bring to life characters who challenge the viewer to explore not only the costs, but also the value, of the most terrifying kinds of human love; and thereby strive to bring a greater understanding of, and compassion for, the fellow human being.

CURRENTLY RUNNING: On stage, through October 27, Tiffany can be seen as Ersilia Drei in Trap Door Theatre‘s Jeff Recommended, critically acclaimed and T.I.C.’s TOP LIST – The Highest Rated Shows In Chicago production of Naked by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Kay Martinovich. On screen: an OnionLabs “movie trailer” for Ace Hardware and its “behind the scenes” footage here and here.

UP NEXT: Tiffany will appear this spring as Maggie in Raven Theatre‘s production of Yen by Anna Jordan, directed by Elly Green.

A Chicago-based actor represented by Paonessa Talent Agency (on-camera, theatre) and Stewart Talent (voiceover), Tiffany appeared as Victoria Lewyn on both Chicago PD and Chicago Fire on NBC and played a recurring role as Laura on ABC’s Betrayal. She was honored to be a part of Allstate’s Purple Purse Foundation’s America’s Largest Prison Break awareness campaign for domestic abuse’s little-known financial component. Purple Purse.

Onstage Tiffany was recently seen as May in Fool For Love by Sam Shepard, directed by Zeljko Djukic, with Facility Theatre at Chopin Theatre in Chicago; joined Erasing the Distance onstage this past February; and performed with Jackalope Theatre and Chicago Inclusion Project in a staged reading of Good Bad People by Rachel Lynett in November. Prior to that, she appeared as Phèdre in Trap Door Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Phèdre, directed by Nicole Wiesner at Trap Door. Praise for Phèdre and Trap Door Theatre here.

Tiffany also enjoyed being silly last spring with Michael Patrick Thornton at Second City in YOU & ME, a two-person, entirely improvised, no suggestion set. Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters calls the show “Hilarious, horrifying, and human. Quite magical, really.” Chicago Reader Recommended.

Tiffany studied at The Moscow Art Theater School (Russia), The Athens Centre (Greece), and Wayne State University (Detroit). In Chicago, Tiffany has worked as a dialect coach with Writers Theatre, A Red Orchid, Theatre-Hikes,  Broken Compass and individual clients, and as an actor with Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, Victory Gardens, Eclipse, Facility Theatre, The Artistic Home and Apple Tree. She is a Trap Door Theatre company member and, in addition to Naked and Phèdre, has appeared on the Trap Door stage in Eva Peron, The Beastly Bombing, The Unconquered, Anger/Fly, The Arsonists, The Unveiling / Dozens of Cousins, No Matter How Hard We Try and A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians, which toured Romania and Poland.

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