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Anthony in LX8Anthony Roberts (adaptor/composer/executive producer/ensemble) is silly, a trait that has served him well as the adaptor and composer of Letters/X™ since the show’s inception in 2004. He is a Chicago-based playwright, composer, singer, guitarist, and actor whose writing and acting have seen at many theaters, including American Blues Theater, Chicago Dramatists, GroundUp, Serendipity, and American Theater Company, where he served as Managing Director and an Associate Artist. He performed around the Midwest for nearly ten years with the award-winning vocal band Vocal Chaos, for which he sang bass and baritone and also arranged and composed music. His solo performances as a guitar-slinging singer-songwriter have been seen across Chicago and even internationally, if you count photos on the internet as “international.” When not writing or performing, Anthony keeps busy with a career in arts management, having spent daylight hours living the dream at Northwestern University, the Goodman Theatre, and American Theater Company. He currently serves the Ravinia Festival as director of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the festival’s summer conservatory for young professional classical and jazz musicians. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Midwest Independent Film Festival and is a proud, purple-passioned alumnus of Northwestern University. Anthony is grateful to the many talented collaborators who have worked on Letters/X™ over the years, especially Sabrina Lloyd and Molly Neylan, who handed him a stack of breakup letters in fall of 2003 and said, “write a show.” He is eternally grateful to his wonderful wife, who strangely still thinks that his silliness is endearing after several years of marriage; if you see her at a Letters/X™ performance, please don’t tell her that he’s really just a big dork.

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