Signature Move Casting Update: Audrey Francis to Play Jayde

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We are stoked to share the news that Audrey Francis has signed on to play the role of Zaynab’s mentor in wrestling (and life?), Jayde. She’s gonna kick ass, literally.

Francis is the founder and co-owner of Black Box Acting and has worked in Chicago as an actor, director and teacher for over ten years. Theatre credits include: “The Herd,” “Where We’re Born,” “Life and Limb,” “Drunken City,” “Want” (Steppenwolf Theatre); “Kill Floor” (American Theatre Company); “Talking Pictures,” “The Actor” (Goodman Theatre); “Othello,” “Another Part of the Forest” (Writer’s Theatre), “Awake and Sing!” (Northlight Theatre). Television credits include: “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” “ER” and “Written Off.” Film credits include: “Dig Two Graves,” “Medal of Victory,” “Dustclouds” and “Chicago Overcoat.” Commercial credits include campaigns for: Sears, Humana, Sideline and Hartford Insurance. Voice-over work includes campaigns for: Ford, Citibank, Kenmore, Moen, Quaker and American Family Insurance. Audrey has also directed multiple productions most recently for Pine Box Theater, Step Up Productions, and First Floor Theater. Audrey teaches at Black Box Acting’s ACADEMY Conservatory, the School at Steppenwolf, and the University of Chicago. Audrey can be seen this coming summer in “Between Riverside and Crazy,” and this fall in “The Fundamentals,” both at Steppenwolf Theatre.