about the series
The Adventures of Jacketman is an original web series about aspiring superhero Jacketman and aspiring adult Colleen, navigating a Chicago where there’s a robot megalomaniac or an ancient dark wizard down every alley, and crimefighting is a lot more complicated than it looks in the comics.
When our heroes accidentally expose a kidnapping plot, they find themselves at the center of a mystery involving cyborg goblins, cloning science, and a banished fairy queen. But first: how did Jacketman's jacket get here, again?
The Adventures of Jacketman is inspired by the superhero character that creator Daniel Carlyon made up in elementary school (that’s him in the series-opening video clip). We’re produced entirely in Chicago with local cast and crew, and we’re proud to be Chicago’s only web series featuring an outerwear-themed superhero.
Abby Pajakowski is a performer, director, and writer in Chicago. Theater acting credits include The Compass (Steppenwolf), Splendour Without Diminishment (Chicago Fringe), and The 1-Minute Play Festival and at various variety hours, including Wild Party Variety Hour, National Cool Shorts, and Heels over Head at iO. She has performed her two-person clown show The King throughout the city, including The Neo-Futurarium and Oracle Theater Ensemble. She also produces the monthly show Potluck, an hour of personal/communal theater. Thanks to Jacketman for teaching me how to get beaten up in style.
Ada Grey is excited to be a part of Jacketman. She’s worked on two other cool Chicago web series--Under Covers and Funny. She’s been on television in Sirens (USA) and Chicago Fire (NBC). Last summer, she played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird (Oak Park Festival Theatre). Other theater credits: The Awake (First Floor Theater), The Hammer Trinity (The House), Jane Eyre (Lifeline Theatre), Men Should Weep (Griffin Theatre, Jeff Award Best Production), 6 Characters in Search of an Author (The Hypocrites), and I and My iPhone (A Red Orchid Youth Ensemble). Ada is represented by Paonessa Talent.
Andrew L. Saenz
Andrew L. Saenz is a Chicago actor thrilled to be given the opportunity to combine fighting, fantasy and performance while working on Jacketman. His television credits include Chicago P.D. (NBC) and Sirens (USA Network). Chicago theatre credits include work at Silk Road Rising, TimeLine Theatre, Remy Bumpoo Theatre Company, Profiles Theatre, Jackalope Theatre Company and The Ruckus, of which he is an ensemble member. He received his B.F.A. in Performance from Baylor University in Waco, TX and is proudly represented by Stewart Talent Agency.
Bo "Dozer" Cisek
Bo “Dozer” Cisek was born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago. Experimenting with improv, sketch, and other areas of performance over his formative years brought him to his most renowned “character” – Bo Dozer, 2x Wrestlepocalypse Heavyweight Champion. A graduate of Northwestern University and letter winner on its football team, Bo enjoys staying close to the performance community he’s found himself immersed in his whole life. He’s currently a sellout and works as an insurance broker, but you can find him all around the city catching music shows of all kinds.
Brian Keys is an actor, singer and musician born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Brian has performed at various theater houses around the country and has made national TV appearances. Brian's favorite supehero is Cyborg from the DC Universe. Many thanks to Daniel Carlyon for creating a character that Brian was able to bring to life!
Charlesanne Rabensburg received her BA from the University of Houston, MFA from The Ohio State University, and worked as a teaching artist with The Royal Shakespeare Company's Stand Up for Shakespeare program. Select Chicago credits: Crumble (Jackalope Theatre), Season Pass (The Plagiarists), Men Should Weep (Griffin Theatre), Salome (The Right Brain Project), Richard III (Wayward Productions). Recent projects: Rachel's House, devised with inmates of the Ohio Reformatory for Women at Marysville. Company membership: Infernal Bridegroom Productions and The Catastrophic Theatre (Houston, TX), The Plagiarists, and The Right Brain Project. She would like to thank the Jacketman team for fulfilling her lifelong dream of being an Evil Queen of the Faeries. Seriously. Life long.
Christina is an actor and fight choreographer originally from the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York. As an ensemble member of Shattered Globe Theatre, Christina's SGT acting credits include: In the Heat of the Night, The Rose Tattoo, The Grown Up, Our Country's Good, Happy Now and Romeo and Juliet. Other Chicago credits include Making God Laugh (Fox Valley Rep), Leading Ladies (Buffalo Theatre Ensemble), The Thin Man (City Lit) and Men Should Weep (Jeff Award-Best Play) and Stage Door (Jeff nominated- Best Play) both for Griffin Theatre.
Daniel is a writer, actor and sound designer who has been preparing for this role for almost his entire life. As a writer, his work has been produced by Second City, Buzz22 Chicago and City Lit Theatre. He also wrote and starred in a radio series of The Adventures of Jacketman in college; it was OK. Other acting credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Instant Shakespeare), The Mystery of Irma Vep (WAVE Productions) and live foley sound work in Our Town (Dominican University) and It’s a Wonderful Life (Williams Street Rep).
David Cady Jr.
David is excited to be working on Jacketman! David has worked with various theatres around Chicago, including Griffin Theatre, Profiles Theatre, Red Tape Theatre, Promethean Theatre and (re)Discover Theatre. He also worked for a year as a cowboy at Universal Studios Japan. David has trained in Chicago with Black Box Acting School, Acting Studio Chicago and has studied First Folio with Susan Hart and Jeffrey Carlson. He has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Eastern Illinois University. He is represented by Shirley Hamilton, Inc.
Kasey Alfonso grew up in Los Angeles, but has been living and working in Chicago for 9 years. Regional theatre credits include West Side Story, Rent, and In The Heights(Paramount Theatre), Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare), Iphegenia in Aulis (Court Theatre), Wonderland (Chicago Children’s Theatre), Carrie: The Musical (Bailiwick Chicago), and Smokey Joe’s Café (Theo Ubique). Kasey is a proud graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Summer of 2016, while working on Jacketman she can also be seen as Erato is American Theatre Company's production of Xanadu. Big love always to Mom, Dad, Max, and, of course, Rebecca Bagel Bankowitz.
Kingsley Day has been seen on stage in such roles as the Emperor in Amadeus with Porchlight, Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma! and the Heavenly Friend in Carousel with Light Opera Works, the title role in Pudd’nhead Wilson and Uncle Julian in We Have Always Lived in the Castle with City Lit, Archibald in Ball at the Savoy with Chicago Folks Operetta, Charlie in The Foreigner with Cortland (NY) Rep, and Mason Hamlin in his own musical Summer Stock Murder at Stage 773 and Drury Lane Oakbrook. With Evanston’s Savoyaires he has played the patter baritone lead in all 13 surviving Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. His credits as music director and pianist include productions for the Apollo Theatre, Theatre Wit, and City Lit. Kingsley’s original music, lyrics, or both have been heard in productions at Marriott Lincolnshire, Stage 773, City Lit, and Pheasant Run.
Lynda Shadrake --actor, improviser, and everymom--was thrilled to play Daniel’s Mom in The Adventures of Jacketman. She played Doris, Eddie’s mother, in the critically acclaimed Griffin Theatre production, Pocatello, directed by Jonathan Berry last fall, and she played Lily, Kara’s mother, in the highly praised web series, The Dreamers. Other Chicago credits: Balm in Gilead, Letters Home, and Frindle with Griffin Theatre; The Importance of Being Earnest (2014), Pygmalion (summer 2016) with Oak Park Festival Theatre; Late Nite Catechism, Flanagan’s Wake, The Spew, and The League of Improv Heroes. Film: Teenage Ghost Punk, Dear Mr. Fidrych, and Hunter.
Maggie Cain recently played Mrs. Claus in Barney the Elf with The Other Theatre Company. Maggie has also performed with Mary-Arrchie (The Glass Menagerie – BroadwayWorld Chicago Award for Best Ensemble), Griffin Theatre (Men Should Weep – Jeff Award for Best Production of a Play, Kin, Stage Door), Steep Theatre, Raven Theatre, City Lit, Theatre Mir, LiveWire and Broken Nose. You can also see her on theOnion.com and in XVP Comedy’s Watching Game of Thrones with Your Mom. She is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.
Michael Sherwin is an ensemble member of Redtwist Theatre, and has been acting in and around Chicago for over 10 years. Previously, you may have seen him in an even smaller role in The Dark Knight Rises.
peter eli johnson
Previous Chicago credits for Peter include Winter’s Tale (Chicago Shakespeare Project) SideShow (Porchlight Music Theatre Co), Both Your Houses (Remy Bumppo) The Lark(Promethean Theatre Ensemble), Comrades Mine (City Lit Theatre), Man of LaMancha (Light Opera Works) and TimeLine Theatre, Northlight Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Regional work includes: Great River Shakespeare Festival (MN), Riverside Shakespeare Festival (IA), Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Arkansas Repertory Theatre.