Mierka Girten

Mierka is excited to be an ensemble member at A Red Orchid Theatre. Currently, she resides in Chicago with her husband Brando Triantafillou.

Mierka has appeared in numerous productions with A Red Orchid Theatre, Live Bait Theater, Mary-Arrchie, The Hypocrites, The Baum House, Cobalt Ensemble Theater, Illinois Theater Center, Roadworks, and Porchlight Theatre Company. She has appeared in the national tour of The Secret Garden and has worked with both the Pamiro Opera and Cincinnati Opera Companies.

Along with theater productions, Mierka has appeared on-camera and behind the microphone doing voice-overs and singing for national television and radio commercials including Secret, Minute Maid, Captain Crunch Cereal, Gatorade, Midas, McDonald’s, Maytag, Walgreens and Walt Disney to name a few.

With or Without Wings, Mierka’s original one-woman show that chronicles her life with Multiple Sclerosis, has been performed at Victory Gardens Theatre and Chicago’s Gallery 37 as well as at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Mierka is proud to be the founding member of The Mookie Jam Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that raises money for artists with MS. Along with other Mookie Jam members, Mierka has made it her mission to help these artists who find it difficult to fund their medical expenses.


MacArthur Award 2016

Posted on March 21, 2016

  As many of you have heard, A Red Orchid Theatre has been named one of the 14 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.  We …

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Professional Development Series

A Red Orchid Theatre Professional Development: We are currently accepting applications for this class. If you are interested, please send a current headshot/resume to shade@aredorchidtheatre.org. Enrollment is selective and class …

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