Performing at the Understudy 

4609 N Clark Street

Chicago, IL

February 2020


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Book, Music and Lyrics by Olivia Popp

Astrophysics PhD student Luke needs to prove his theory of parallel universes for his dissertation. Rising young filmmaker Sam needs to salvage her latest script for a chance at a big break. When Luke successfully opens a wormhole and finds Sam on the other side, the two discover that they can help each other more than they thought. DOUBLE VISION is an original sci-fi comedy musical about science (well, sort of), discovery (okay, kind of), relationships (in more ways than one), and the power of seeking something new.

LEARN MORE about the show at doublevisionthemusical.com!

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5451 N Broadway Ave

February 4 at 8 pm

February 9 at 6 pm

February 15 at 7:30 pm

February 19 at 8 pm

February 22 at 3 pm

Creative Team

Olivia Popp (Book/Music/Lyrics and Producer) is a writer and artist based in the Bay Area and a student at Stanford University. She has studied with Straight White Men playwright Young Jean Lee and Pulitzer finalist Amy Freed, and her work was performed at the Kennedy Center in 2015. Olivia served as the 18/19 Artistic Director of the Stanford Asian American Theater Project. One day, she wants to create the perfect cult TV musical.


Zach Barr (Director) is a freelance director and critic working in the Chicagoland area. He serves as the Literary Associate at Sideshow Theatre Company. He recently directed Littlebrain Theatre’s Bicycle Thieves, part of RhinoFest 2019. Other projects include work with Otherworld Theatre Company, The Agency Theatre Collective, Kokandy Productions, and Studio East (Kirkland, WA). Zach is a graduate of Northwestern University.


Justin Cavazos (Music Director) is a Chicago-based singer, actor, and guitarist. He served as Music Director and Arranger for Stanford Mixed Company. He has performed in Chicago with Pride Films and Plays, Music Theater Works, Transgressive Theatre-Opera, and Porchlight Music Theater. Justin continues to write and arrange music for a cappella voices, rock band, synthesized instruments, and more.


Erin Collins (Stage Manager) is a proud graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, where she received her BFA in Stage Management. Erin spent her first six months post-grad as part of the production management team for the shows on Celebrity Cruises's newest ship, the Celebrity Edge. Most recently, she stage managed Vision Productions’s benefit performance of The Trial of Faith and NoMads Art Collective's production of Mr. Kotomoto Is Definitely Not White. Some of Erin's favorite stage management credits include Growing Up Blue; Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play; Michael Jordan in Lilliput; and We Are Proud to Present (The Theatre School).


Olivia Sy (Graphic Designer) is a creative designer and illustrator in Los Angeles, CA who strives to communicate purpose beyond craft. In all her projects, she aims to thread human narratives with social impact, working with past clients such as the Downtown Women's Center, PeaceJam, AIDS Life/Cycle and her mom. She's often found hiking with her camera, over-analyzing films with strangers, selling her stickers and sipping coffee with her plants. More at oliviasy.design.


Bobby Pragada (Producer) Bobby is an alumnus of Stanford University (2019) and a member of the original Double Vision cast. He played Luke during the show’s first run, and has assisted in the show’s initial transition to Chicago. He is also assisting with script and music modifications as the show prepares to return better than ever! Currently, Bobby is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and student-teaches at W.B. Saul High School in Philadelphia. He will be producing the show remotely, as he cannot bear to leave his wonderful students.




Ryan Frenk (Luke Sheridan)

Stephanie Fongheiser (Sam Connor)

Nina Jayashankar (Vanessa Connor)

Gina Martin (Sierra Scott)

Ethan Carlson (Professor Kirk River)

Brian Pember (Marty Manning)

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