poster by Jake Fruend

poster by Jake Fruend

Non Player Character

By Walt McGough


Directed by Beth Wolf

Comic and poignant, Non-Player Character is a timely, boldly theatrical exploration of the games we play and who’s winning. With themes of “Gamer Gate” aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable team against animated monsters in the virtual worlds. But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against his former friend.


DATES: 4/20-5/18/2019

Location: Athenaeum Theatre,

2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

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Katja- Alice Wu

Trent- Matthew Schnitker

Aria- Tracey Green

Caspar- Michael Saubert

Naomi/Crone- Margaret Kellas

Morwyn/Officer- Abigail LaFont

Feldrick- Trevor Strahan

Grant/Farmer Jenkins- Dre Marquis


Marisa Lerman

Chris Mueller

Kellen Robinson

Donovan Session         

Production Team     

Director- Beth Wolf

Stage Manager- Becky Warner

Dramaturg- Wyatt Kent

Assistant Director- Clare Brennan

Casting Director- Catherine Miller    

Lighting Designer- Marissa Geocaris

Costume Designer- Sanja Manakoski

Projections Designers- Clare Brennan, Beth Wolf & Aaron Sawyer

Sound Designer- Stefanie M. Senior

Fight Directors and Movement Coaches- Maureen Yasko and Chris Smith

Production Manager- Amelia Seidel

Producers- Aaron Sawyer, Becca Holloway, Anna Troy


Beth Wolf, director, is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Midsommer Flight. Beth’s directing credits include As You Like ItTwelfth Night,Macbeth, Much Ado About NothingRomeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Midsommer Flight; LIAR!, which won first place in the 2012 City Lit Art of Adaptation Festival; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Black Magic: An Evening of Shakespeare, Seascape with Sharks and DancerBury the DeadThe Fantasticks, and Shakespeare in the Garden (Promethean Theatre Ensemble). She is a proud Northwestern University graduate with a double major in theatre and gender studies.