Ted & Lee: a comedic duo from 1987 until Lee Eshleman killed himself in 2007. Ted Swartz --actor, writer, and now author-- has just published Laughter is Sacred Space: The Not-So-Typical Journey of a Mennonite Actor and premiered a stage show by the same name. Both are centered on Ted’s long-time theatrical partnership with Lee.
Wayside Theatre alumnus and past Chicago theatre organizer Chris Markham combined his love of stage, science, and schoolkids to create Impressions Theater. Lately, the childrens' theater troupe he founded has him costumed as Redbeard The Pirate.