Evelyn Reidy is a Chicago-based actress and teaching artist and a recent graduate from Tufts University with a double major in English & Drama. Following a Junior semester abroad studying Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy in London, Evelyn became involved with the Boston Shakespeare Project as a teaching artist, intern, and member of Lord Barnum's Players, a traveling troupe that writes, directs, and performs Shakespeare for schools across the Greater Boston area. Evelyn's specific research interest is how Shakespeare explores gender identity and mental illness, an interest that resulted in her Senior Honors Thesis in English, Shakespeare’s “Mad Women”: Investigating the Gendered Representations of Mental Illness in III Henry VI, Hamlet, and Macbeth. Evelyn also completed a Senior Capstone in Drama, a production of Macbeth where she served as Dramaturg and portrayed Lady Macbeth. Favorite Shakespeare play: a three-way tie between King Lear, Macbeth, and Hamlet.