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Michaela Petro on stage.

Michaela Petro

Michaela Petro.

Think of me what you will, I’ve got a little space to fill.”

Hailing from the East Coast, and loving story-telling, Michaela moved to Chicago to study fiction writing at Columbia College. However, after one look at the Getz’s stage housing nothing but a ghost light, she changed her major and began to pursue theater.

After completion of the theater program in 2004 she began work with The Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre for six seasons. Her time spent with LST allowed her to run the gamut from Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, to The Boy in Henry V.

Within the city’s limits she has been seen performing with Cole Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Interrobang, WildClaw Theatre (with which she is a company member/ resident berserker), Mary-Arrchie at Angel Island, The Journeymen, City Lit, and many others. She began working with Strawdog on WRLS 4 in 2005 and has been around ever since. 

Allowed to reestablish herself as a singer, and reinvent herself time and time again, are just two of the reasons she esteems herself lucky to be a part of this talented family of people.

She loves tea, baking, t-shirts, and rock-n-roll. Though word on the street is she’s graceless, she’ll never stop striving. Besides, she heals miraculously quickly.

Follow the fear.”

Strawdog Cast

PIllars of the Community (Season 30)
Mrs. Rummel

Cymbeline (Season 29)

The Night Season (Season 29)
Rose Kennedy

Once in a Lifetime (Season 28)
Cast Member

The Sweeter Option (Season 27)

Big Love (Season 25)

Old Times (Season 24)

Red Noses (Season 23)

Uncle Vanya (Season 22)

The Good Soul of Szechuan (Season 22)
Shen Te/Shui Ta

R.U.R. (Season 21)
Helena Glory

Cherry Orchard (Season 21)

Red Noses (Season 21)

Marathon '33 (Season 19)

Fame: Live Forever (Season 19)
Cast Member

Wireless: Programme 4 (Season 18)
Billie Jo Beaudelaire

Strawdog Creative Team

Old Town (Season 20)
The Denizens "Wrangler"

Wireless: Programme 5 (Season 18)
Vocalist "Wellingtone"