Carin Silkaitis is the Founding Artistic Director of The Other Theatre Company where her credits include The Realm and Other Letters as an actor, as well as Others: A 24 Hour Play Festival, Daughters of Ire and Barney the Elf as director. Notable tv/film credits include: Co-Star on Chicago Fire, Nurse in the SAG Feature Unexpected (starring Cobie Smuthers and Anders Holm), and Maggie in the SAG short film Blood and Water. She also recently shot back-to-back commercials for the Arkansas Lottery, a spot for The Onion, and commercials for Progressive Insurance and Instant Care. Notable theatre credits include: Chloe in Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Eclipse Theatre), Doctor Manor/Ensemble in Sons of the Prophet (American Theatre Company), Queen Margaret in Richard III (Oak Park Festival Theatre), Dean Wreen in Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New Englind (u/s Theater Wit, 2 weeks performed), Mama/Sherry/Vera in Distracted (u/s American Theatre Company), and Izzy in Rabbit Hole (u/s Goodman Theatre). She received her MFA in acting from the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University and she is the Department Chair of Theatre at North Central College. Carin is a proud member of AEA, a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf, and she is equally proud to be represented by Paonessa Talent in Chicago.